Beer Pick: Great Divide Rumble Oak-Aged IPA

Great Divide Rumble Oak-Aged IPA

Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver

$9.99-$10.99/six-pack at metro beverage stores; also on draft at select beer bars.

Profile: Rumble is one of the new seasonal offerings from Denver's Great Divide. The brewery is known for well-balanced beers, and this one is no exception. It's a malty IPA loaded with citrus and pine aromas and flavors. And it's aged on French and American oak, which adds vanilla notes, though the wood presence is rather subtle compared with some similar ales. At just over 7 percent alcohol by volume, Rumble should be perfect for sipping as the weather turns cooler.

Pair with: Great Divide recommends pairing Rumble with marinated skirt steak, grilled sweet potatoes, ripe brie or Talleggio cheese.

Bob Townsend is editor of Southern Brew News, a bimonthly beer publication distributed throughout the Southeast,