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Atlas India Pale Ale - Marshall Brewing Company

Atlas India Pale AleAtlas India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.82%

Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Atlas India Pale Ale is an ale with strength and character worthy of its name. Pale and caramel maltings of American two-row barley give Atlas IPA a malty backbone to support its noticeable, but not overpowering, hoppy flavor and aroma. Columbus, Amarillo, and Cascade hops are harmoniously blended together, bringing about floral and earthy tones which highlight this bold but delicious ale.

(Beer added by: Beertracker on 08-15-2008)
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Photo of arc3636


3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-rusty yellow color, a bit darker than most IPAs. not much head

S - nothing comes out very strong, but has a bit of a musty smell

T - as you would expect, hops are the dominant flavor, but not overpowering.

M - the hops bitterness sticks to the tongue, very enjoyable

O - overall an enjoyable beer. The flavor hides the alcohol nicely, feel like I could drink several of these

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 00:20:56 | More by arc3636
Photo of JuicesFlowing


4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy caramel color, cream colored head that recedes to a film. Light lacing.

Aroma: Caramelly sweet, spicy. Tea-like herbal tang.

Taste: A tea leaf bitterness comes first before going into spicy sweet caramel. The finish brings bitterness, more black tea.

Mouthfeel: On the heavier side.

Overall: Malty. Spicy. Almost into DIPA territory.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 00:23:00 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of delta490


3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Cellared for about a year. Poured a nice amber/ruby. Very short lived head but still leaves some lacing. Aroma is mostly citrus. Taste is a nice blend of citrus and malt. No carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. A solid IPA. Nothing really blows you away but it is good and well made.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 22:12:28 | More by delta490
Photo of FosterJM


3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1492nd  Review on BA
Bottle to pint

Thanks to TheBishopCo for this one

App- A deep amber/mahogony with a orangy/yellow highlighted outside. Small one finger mocha head with barely a spot of cling.

Smell-  A huge malty bomb of a beer. Really thick and sweet. The creamy hops add a good depth of flavor.

Taste- Well its a nice IPA. Its very malty but has a semi good hop balance. A little spicy on the back. Maybe a touch of creaminess on the finish.

Mouth- A full medium body with a a medium thick carbonation. Pretty full malts and creamy hops on the finish.

Drink- Its okay, not the best IPA but being from CA its hard to beat our in state beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 21:57:29 | More by FosterJM
Photo of DCon


3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a Mix-A-Six Pack from MacDoodles in Joplin, MO for $9.85 and added a 12 FL. OZ. bottle of this to it. Poured from the Black/White Vintage labeled bottle with a Greek character carrying the globe into a Shaker Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- A big citrus nose is present with american hops. Light sweetness and malt but well put in the background. Good for style!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies over a good amount of time. Has a medium, reddish copper colored body with light hazing. Leaves good lacing behind.

Flavor- Tons of citrus and sweet hops are continuous throughout the taste. Medium hop bitterness and has a great malty background.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and hoppy all the way through. Not much left on the palate except sweetness.

Overall Impression- A very nice IPA by Marshall! Wish these guys distributed farther East then Joplin. Highly recommend if your an IPA fan.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 14:10:19 | More by DCon
Photo of dbossman


3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep copper hue with a thin but steady head and decent lacing; a bit cloudy at first but that clears up a bit

S: Pretty subdued--nothing offensive but just not a ton going on; some citrus and tea leaf and some subtle burnt malts with a touch of bready sweetness

T: Bitterness is more herbal and grassy with just a touch of lemon; also lots of bready malts--a pretty malty IPA; this is a decent beer but different from most of the style but a nicely balanced finish that makes me want a bit more

F: Fairly sticky and oily--nice medium body for an IPA

O: This is a malty IPA--almost more British in style; it's a decent beer though not what I was expecting

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 06:07:06 | More by dbossman
Photo of pigc


2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dirty light brown with two finger head that fades quickly.

S - Heavily breaded malts, oat, rye.

T - Bready malt. Slight bitterness on the backend.

M - Medium with average carbonation.

O - Somewhat of a disappointing IPA. Hops are not very noticable. Just some bitterness on the back end. Too bready and grainy.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 04:49:08 | More by pigc
Photo of TheSarge


3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Creates a thin off white layer of a head, and has a well filtered copper colored body.

The aroma is more caramel in nature, but does have a decent piny follow through.

Taste wise it follows the path of the.aroma, but with a kind of cooked veggie bitterness in the end.

Feels mildly carbonated, a little oily slick in the middle to the end.

Overall this is a well balanced IPA, and I'd seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 23:53:06 | More by TheSarge
Photo of FanofHefe


3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass; no dating on the bottle or label. Mostly clear amber body and a big tan, creamy head. Scattered lacing along the glass.

Pretty weak aroma overall. A few hop notes featuring pine and grapefruit. Some malt aromas in the background, but it almost smells roasted, and definitely not sweet.

The flavor is a little better than the aroma, as the bitter hops come through cleanly with pine and citrus notes. The malt really does seem dark overall, and, at first, I thought I had an old bottle. But, the hops are not substantially faded and the brew is not overly sweet. So, I believe this is the flavor the brewery put together, so, I like it. It's different. Not quite a black IPA, but tastes darker than your normal offering.

Medium mouthfeel with an oily hops being present. Overall, a good brew and I would gladly have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 23:05:15 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of zeff80


3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very piney with some strong roasted malt notes.

T - It tasted very roasty, almost like a Black Ale or Porter. Good citrus and pine hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty IPA. Again, it was very roasty and almost like a black IPA in terms of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 01:58:23 | More by zeff80
Photo of Cavery


3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz extra from BeerBoy9960 in a recent trade, cheers man! Poured into a couple of tulip tasters with SundaySour.

A: A light colored sappy brew cute with apple juice. A modest ring of foam sits around the top, with very little head formation. The head rose like baking bread, then left with wet lacing that quickly fell back into the body. Browns and reds swim in a background of yellow.

S: Malty brown sugar solutions with a cutting presence of medicine hops. Potent dry lavender like herb presence from the hops makes for a rather disproportionate dusting of seasonings. Taking too big of a whiff makes it feel like you have dust in the nose. Very dry notes of herbs and sugars actually go fairly well together, but unfortunately the least desirable traits of each ingredient are prominent: Medicinal bitterness of the herbs and dizzying sweetness of the sugars. Fortunately, it's fairly drying; and this saves the bad from lingering too long.

T: Whole shell peanuts in a mix with old walnuts and Brazil nuts. Woody nut shell casings come off bitter like unripe acorn mush, but make for a pleasant transition towards a less intensely bitter hop presence. There's a bitter juicy taste that comes off like home-made black licorice that I am somewhat fond of. Really this thing is actually a pretty interesting bitter cocktail. It's made more enjoyable in that the bitterness is less intense in the end than it is in the start. This encourages multiple sips, especially as you begin to open up the nuttier flavors.

M: A very light body for an IPA, but it remains consistent in that the bubbles are still there sip after sip. This isn't flat, but it is most certainly too light of a body. I suspect this isn't quite as intended, but not bad in any case. This allows the nutty flavor to linger a bit longer.

O: Eh it's not bad, but I'd have a hard time drinking it as it is. If this thing had a bit more contrast away from the bitter nuts and herbs, there would be something more interesting here. However, for the flavor profile it exhibits: it's quite drinkable. I wouldn't want to put away a sixer of this, but having this fresh on tap might not be a bad way to start a night. This beats out a lot of local options in a lot of states, good for Oklahoma. I just hope that bolder flavor profiles are explored by marshals. This would not work well as a backbone for an imperial.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 04:13:44 | More by Cavery
Photo of chocosushi


4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz->Marshall Pint

A ~ Pours Auburn with medium carbonation clinging to the walls of the glass. Great head, but surprisingly poor lacing and retention.

S ~ Very sharp zest (lime & lemon) and mowed-grass. A lot of hop oils.

T ~ Starts with a bit of malt & lemonpeel, then abruptly jumps into tree-bark and pineapple-like hoppiness. Grass, mulch & tree sap play a heavy role in the finish of the beer. Notes of sweet bread mango are throughout which curb the heavy resinous finish.

M ~ Very earthy with a very natural tasting sweetness. Bitterness lingers on the tongue. The body of the beer is very smooth with good carb. Dry, but it doesn't make your palette recoil.

D ~ Not what I would call a "session-IPA" by any means, but a great one nonetheless. Very hop forward and very "big" for a 6.5 %er. Seek out.


Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 23:57:52 | More by chocosushi
Photo of dza360


2.1/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not sure if I got a bad bottle, but this beer was not very good. I struggled to find any characteristics of an IPA, but there really aren't any traces of the style here. Very one dimensional beer that frankly tastes pretty much like first time home brew from an extract kit. Color is a ruddy amber with some haze and a very thin head that leaves no lacing. The smell is next to burnt biscuits with a slight tinge of sweetness. The beer tastes pretty unremarkable, definitely nothing IPA about this beer as the low quality malt is really heavy and overpowers the hops which are nothing but bitter. The mouthfeel is thin with some biting carbonation but it seemed flat by the time I got 2/3 through the glass. I ended up pouring it out.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 04:02:01 | More by dza360
Photo of DelMontiac


3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Atlas was poured from a brown 22Oz bottle into an Anchor pint glass.

This beer is a really nice glowing orange/amber with a fluffy white two finger head that fades very slowly. Lacing is scant.

The aroma is of sweet maltiness, bisquit dough, and floral hops flowers.

Bitterness is big and bites hard and lacking in the flavor department - somewhere between grapefruit and pine sap, but is really neither one. A bit of a question mark there. The bitters hang on for eons. There is a bit of caramel maltiness that makes an attempt to balance things out, but comes up a tad short. There is some alcohol warmth. These are all I'm getting flavor-wise.

Atlas feels quite nice - appropriate carbonation and fairly medium silky.

I've had Altas several times. I finally figured I've had enough for review now, hoping it would grow on me. I find it pretty average as far as IPAs go. The fresher the better. Pass if it's over four months old.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 00:40:48 | More by DelMontiac
Photo of isaiahcutright


4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a magnificent amber with a two-finger head. Beautiful lacing. Delicate maltly nose, with tons of piney, and citrus hop. Brilliant floral taste, accompanied by a nice smooth bitterness. Silky smooth mouthfeel and pleasant finish. A local IPA that is one of my favorites

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 05:00:59 | More by isaiahcutright
Photo of climax


3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Marshall Brewing's IPA pours a cloudy burnt orange. The head was a good fluffy two fingers of tan, with several little craters.

The aroma seemed typical, but typical is enjoyable. Well balanced to say the least, spice and toasty malt tones match well against the hop bill. The hops hit the nose with very earthy tones, and a slight bit of citrus. Some more strength would have been appreciated.

The flavor follows the same lines, lacking strength. Nonetheless does have very good flavor. The taste carries more bitterness than indicated by the smell. Sweet caramel is prevalent throughout before being swarmed by grapefruit, and a grassy dry bitterness which lasted long through the finish.

The body is about medium, with a nice bit of thickness accented by abundant carbonation. A bit more of a bold attitude would have yielded a better score. However,this is still a good beer with good flavor and exceptional drinkability IMO.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 23:24:16 | More by climax
Photo of htomsirveaux


3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 3 Jul 2009.

Served in the 0.5 L Adambrau becker. Extra large peachy white foamy head. Minimal carbonation. Slight haze. Caramel brown color. Aroma is caramel, faint earthiness, touch of pepper and resin. Some sweet malty caramel to start. Minimal hop bite. Some slight earthiness in the middle and towards finish. Ends with a slight bit of bitterness. Moderate ethanol. Medium body.

Seems closer to a pale ale than an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 03:54:02 | More by htomsirveaux
Photo of GeezLynn


3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz waxed bottle into a tulip. I really like the name and label.

A: Attractive bright copper color bordering on red with a decent white head that is easily revived with some agitation. Good looking beer.

S: Mostly caramel malt with a moderate level of floral hops.

T: First impression is that this is quite bitter, much more than expected. White grapefruit. Also some bready caramel and pale malts, but in contrast to smell, the hops are the main attraction. Not enough sweetness to balance heavy bitterness that stretches from initial taste through the finish.

M: Medium bodied, and on the lower end of the carbonation spectrum.

This is a beer that could use more balance. I'm fine with some of the big IPAs and DIPAs like Maharaja, etc. but this is lacking complexity. The hops aren't adding much outside of bitterness and completely overpower the malt. Not sure how old this bottle is, but would like to try it again knowing for sure that it is fresh. Overall, a pretty average IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 02:21:05 | More by GeezLynn
Photo of eclaycamp


3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber with a wax top. Pours a deep bronze with a pillowy off white head. The beer looks slightly hazy. Aroma is of pine, with some sweetness and malt in the background. First sip is primarily hops, though it also has some sweet malt character as well. Tastes a little like grapefruit and oranges. Light mouthfeel that finishes rather bitterly. Very dry. Not an aggressively hopped IPA, despite what you may think when you smell it for the first time. There's something off putting about the general flavor of the beer. Not the best IPA I've had.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 20:47:28 | More by eclaycamp
Photo of PittBeerGirl


3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks coldmeat23 for sending this my way!

A- Body is a slightly translucent dingy, rusty amber hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy white head which has decent retention with 1/2 finger and leaves some traces of lacing behind in the glass.

S-Smell is faint and offers a mix of spicy hops, herbal hops, and earthy hops. A faint sweet malt backbone can also be detected.

T- Upfront are some earthy and herbal hops with a faint pale malt backbone. The finish offers a good dose of spicy hops and a moderate amount of hop bitterness that lingers for awhile.

M- Medium to high tingly carbonation, light to medium weight body that is slightly oily.

D- This is a pretty standard IPA. Its quite drinkable and enjoyable and though its decent and above average its really nothing special. A nice local IPA that I am glad I had the opportunity to try. Not sure how old this bottle is either.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 15:38:29 | More by PittBeerGirl
Photo of armock

New York

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of citrus hops on a caramel malt backbone

T - Starts with some citrus hops upfront then the caramel malt comes through finishes a little bitter

M = This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This was an enjoyable IPA with a good balanced taste it was easy to drink I wish Marshall was available in Texas worth trying sometime

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 19:38:12 | More by armock
Photo of chezlee


4.43/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly cloudy, which seems interesting.Robust in color, with deep orange, not golden, but mainly rust.

Smell: Hops at the nose intense, but not overpowering. Somewhat bready or yeasty but mainly hops.

Taste: Powerful and delicious. Not complex, just a dang good IPA. An excellent session beer that I cannot seem to put down. Every sip seems to leave the mouth calling for more.

Feel: Average for an IPA

Overall: I have had many of these and I havn't grown tired of it yet. An excellent go-to beer that I know will give me satisfaction every time.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 02:29:16 | More by chezlee
Photo of wolfinthemirror


4.47/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. very nice burnt caramel color, light carbonation with few bubbles, a fingers worth of an offwhite/creamy head that doesn't stick around long. moderate lacing.

hops, some pine and sweet caramel malts

The taste is where this beer really shines. Not overly hoppy or malty, just very solidly balanced and delicious. keeps a great flavor, I get some grapefruit notes and mild bittering. very smooth.

I could just keep drinking this, I bet it's even better on tap.

Overall I'm very proud to say that this was brewed in my state.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 05:04:30 | More by wolfinthemirror
Photo of nickd717


3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber via trade thanks to stephens101. My first full Oklahoma beer, although I've had a couple ounces of Marshall McNellie's.

Pours cloudy amber with a one-finger white head. Great retention - head never totally fades.

Aroma is caramel malt, spices, and really muted citrusy hops.

Flavor is pretty light on the hops. Caramel malt and spices with a little bit of soapiness. What hops there are are mainly citrusy and earthy. Someone else mentioned orange marmalade, and that flavor really is in there. There is hop bitterness for sure, but not much hop aroma/flavor.

Medium body with average carbonation and some hop oils.

Drinkability is average. Overall, not too impressive. A little odd for an American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 22:51:06 | More by nickd717
Photo of StoneTSR


4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another random beer from Oklahoma that I picked up on my last trip to Tahlequah. My first impression is that the bottle is gorgeous - a nice dark glass with an elaborate label and a thin layer of deep blue wax over the cap. Enough to keep the flavor sealed in, but not so much that it was a problem opening the bottle. If they took as much care with the beer as they did with the 22 oz. bottle, this should be delicious.

APPEARANCE: Just like the bottle, the beer itself is gorgeous. A deep, orange-ish, gold color with a nice thick, foamy head. The foamy head, of course, led to a nice, think lacing as well.

SMELL: A very nice strong, hoppy smell. Notes of citrus are present, but are more or less background noise, the hops seem to be the star of the smell.

TASTE: Not surprisingly, the Atlas IPA has a very strong hop presence. Notes of caramel are also noticeable, and surprisingly, the citrus "background" noise I mentioned above is still there - and it's still seems to be in the background. I expected the citrus flavor to be stronger than the smell, but I am pleasantly surprised that the hops shine through. A smoky finish somewhat overwhelms the nice hoppy start, but that's a minor complaint for an otherwise fantastic IPA.

FEEL: The most noticeable feeling with this beer is the foamy head that stays strong throughout much of the beer. The foam that ends up on my upper lip masks the fact that, once in your mouth, the carbonation is not as lively as it looks.

OVERALL: I originally bought this bottle because I wanted to add a somewhat obscure IPA that I wouldn't be able to find at home to my list. I figured it would be enjoyable, but I wasn't expecting to be blown away. When I finally cracked it open, though, I discovered a fantastic beer. The flavor is a bit too intense to have more than one or two, but that's what I'm looking for in a good IPA.

As a side note, after reading some of the other reviews, I was shocked at the wide variety of experiences people had with this beer. It was almost as if we weren't all drinking the same thing. That said, I didn't open my beer for about three months after purchasing it, and there is no date on the bottle, so it may have been on the shelf at the store for a while as well. This may be a beer that does a little better with some aging.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 05:54:32 | More by StoneTSR
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Atlas India Pale Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.