Atlas India Pale Ale - Marshall Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +18.4%
A wax capped IPA is always a good way to start off a night in my book! Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 12/25/2009.
The pour was very nice, rich dark amber in color with a smooth, even head of white that came up and over the top very nicely. Really well done here I have to admit as the lacing coated the inside of the glass very well. Rich looking for sure. Aroma is hop heaven. Rich notes of grapefruit, orange and hints of pine are right in your face, but mellow out as it warms and offer some balance against a bready malt that starts to show itself. First sip shreds the tongue, right grapefruit flavor prickles away at the taste buds, thick, almost viscous for an IPA is what is on tap for you next. Takes a few sips before you can get past this bigger then life hop profile and find some decent balance in here, but it is there. Huge feel and great carbonation made this one actually drink bigger then the ABV had it pegged at, but went down nice and smooth.
Overall a solid IPA I was glad I was glad I got the chance to try. Not sure I ever would have sought it out, and thats half the fun.
12-27-2009 05:05:43 | More by mikesgroove
3.08/5 rDev -12.7%
Thanks to Bobby for opening this one. I have no idea why it is waxed, but why not give it a try...
A: The pour is a slightly hazy copper color with a thin white head.
S: There are some slightly fruity and floral hop aromas to this beer. But there is much more caramel and a slight sugary note to this beer.
T: This beer appears to have some oxidation going on because there's a definite cardboard flavor happening here. Despite that, there are still some mild citrus flavors with a decent bitterness on the finish.
M: The carbonation is on the light end of medium to go along with the medium body.
D: Even if I throw out all the amazing west coast IPAs we have and look at this on its own, it's still not that great of a beer. The flavors that make an IPA what it is are seriously lacking.
02-02-2010 18:33:56 | More by womencantsail
3.88/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
08-16-2011 01:58:23 | More by zeff80
2.58/5 rDev -26.9%
Hazy orange-amber with three fingers of lasting head that leaves sticky sheets clinging to the glass. Lightly hopped floral aroma, not exactly what I'd call a true IPA. Crystal malt is more prominent, in fact. The first thing noticed in the taste is a bit of wet paper-like oxidation that lingers from beginning to end; strange as this doesn't taste old, just oxidized. Mouthfeel is thin, I'm guessing this is a partial mash brew. There's a touch of malty sweetness but this is mostly bitter, with no real foundation or body to balance it.
03-06-2009 23:23:53 | More by largadeer
4.08/5 rDev +15.6%
Enjoyed with a cheeseburger at McNellies in Tulsa
Pours a semi-hazed caramel with 1 finger of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing
S: Apricots& fruttyness, some caramel & a whiff of herbal hops
T: Pears & apricots, biscuitty malt & leafy hops up front. Fruittyness & herbal hops as this warms, plus a bit of biscuitty malt & dryness. Finishes fruitty with & some caramel. Finishes fruitty with dryness & a bit of crisp hops
MF: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation, creamy, good balance
Drinks very easy, wish the taste profile was pumped up more, to me it's kind of like sheep in wolf's clothing. More hops & malt please!!! This needs to be stepped up to catch up to the pub ale...
08-30-2009 01:16:48 | More by russpowell
3.05/5 rDev -13.6%
Thanks to slasher007 for sharing this beer.
The beer pours cloudy golden orange with a white head. The aroma is very floral, almost perfume-like. You also get some hops and a slight soapiness. The soapiness is also there in the flavor, as well as strong piney hops and some malt. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The beer wasn't bad at first, but the soap-like flavor kept building and it was hard to finish by the end of the glass.
01-21-2010 06:15:17 | More by Mora2000
3.58/5 rDev +1.4%
A 650 mL bottle that FooFaa was kind enough to share. Cross OK off of my list.
A: The IPA is a copper amber color, translucent with a finger and a half of head. No lacing resulted.
S: The nose starts off slow, offering little in the way of hops, before a citrusy bitterness begins to arise.
T: The first few sips reveal a medicinal hop presence, aspiriny, before yielding to a spiciness. The spicy hops aren't citrusy or sharp, just biting. Caramel malts add balance to the spicy hops, resulting in a pleasant aftertaste. Nothing in the way of citrus here, just a layer of hoppy heat.
M: The IPA takes a bit of time to get started. When it is primed up though, a nice hoppiness wafts out.
D: A good IPA, it would never be my favorite but Oklahomans have a nice one here.
10-27-2009 02:14:28 | More by akorsak
3.13/5 rDev -11.3%
Pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a HUGE beige head that will not die. Mad retention and lacing, it's a pretty solid looking beer.
Unfortunately, not a whole lot going on in the nose...not bad, just faint. A bit of light fruity notes - strawberry and raspberry with some tropical and citrusy hop aroma.
A bit malty for an IPA, it overpowers the fairly pleasant hop flavors that are there in bits and pieces. Fruity notes are a bit too omnipresent and I could use a bit more hop flavor as opposed to the hop bitterness here. A decent beer, but not really a great IPA. Would not mind trying it fresh on tap though.
04-15-2009 03:08:20 | More by twiggamortis420
3.63/5 rDev +2.8%
A: Slightly hazy amber/copper color. Poured a 2 finger bubbly white head with fair retention. Laced in broken rings.
S: Muted floral hops. Pepper and earth as well. Very laight crystal malt in the background.
T: Floral and earthy. Crytal and pale malts for a slightly sweet bready flavor. Finishes with an even lingering bitter.
M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Lightly resiny and fairly well balanced.
D: Easy to drink. Not as aggressive as many.
06-15-2010 02:49:58 | More by Haybeerman
3.6/5 rDev +2%
A: Pours a dark and hazy orange/brown color. A large beige head forms with great sticky lacing.
S: Citrus and grassy hops mostly. Not a lot here, but still enjoyable.
T: Follows the nose. A good bitterness of citrus fruits and grassy hops. Just a bit of nondescript sweet malt.
M/D: A medium body, but to thin and watery for me. Though one of the best drinking IPA's I have had.
I am not a big fan of this style, but this is not bad at all. Not as intense as some other examples of the style, so be prepared if you are expecting a huge mouth puckering hop bomb.
02-09-2009 23:14:17 | More by champ103
3.45/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
09-03-2012 21:57:29 | More by FosterJM
3.4/5 rDev -3.7%
A: What is it with me and beers with oversized heads. I have had my fair share as of late. This one pours with more head than beer. Ridiculous retention as well. I got tired of waiting and scooped tons of foam out. Add beer, scrape head, add beer scrape head.... You get the point. It does produce huge chunks of lace though.
S: Very mild. Subtle hints of caramel malt and citrus. Have the feeling this one is gonna be very weak.
T: Not too bad actually. Lots of nice malt sweetness right from the start. Gooey caramel malt with a touch of toffee. The hops are almost an afterthought here but they do appear for a moment in the finish. There is a touch of citrus followed by bitter grass.
M: On the thinner side, pretty smooth.
D: I like more hops in my IPA's but for those who don't hey this may be for you. It's not bad at all and I did finish the entire bomber. They need to do something about the head though. This beer was actually a chore to drink.
05-18-2009 00:21:33 | More by tpd975
3.15/5 rDev -10.8%
22oz. bomber into snifter on 10/26/09. Thanks to FooFaa for sharing.
A - Poured a very hazy orange body with reddish highlights and a patchy beige head that retained well and yielded a modest amount of lacing.
S - Sweet aroma with floral and perfumy hop notes up front. This doesn't really scream IPA, unfortunately. Aroma got a bit more juicy and citrusy as it warmed up a bit, but overall the hop character is quite sweet.
T - Sweet and malty up front with lots of caramel and toffee malt, which eventually segues into a floral hop character. Flavor is a bit messy and undefined overall. Finish is on the herbal side of the spectrum with a slight medicinal hop bite.
M - Creamy mouthfeel with a hint of carbonation and a slightly syrupy texture. A tad watery overall. Odd, moderate lingering herbal hop bite on the palate.
D - While I'm glad to have tried a beer from OK, it was just that. OK. Overall, I found this to be way too sweet for an IPA with an undefinted hop character than never really developed into anything memorable.
10-30-2009 02:53:55 | More by ffejherb
3.15/5 rDev -10.8%
Marshall- Atlas IPA
Thanks to Davey for this bomber!
A- Deep orange, slight tawny brown with a huge (hlaf the glass) foamy soapy head. Big thick ringed lacing down the glass.
S- Quite faint hints of sweet caramel malt, tea (tannins), and earthy hops.
T- Sweet caramel malt with a big heavy tea leaf tannin favor. Dry earthy hop bite in the end. Big brewed tea leaf flavors.
M- Thick sweet malt up front gives way to dry slight bitter tannins and a dry earthy hop finish.
Overall- Very malty with low hop presence. Misses the mark.
08-16-2009 18:42:59 | More by NJpadreFan
Atlas India Pale Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.