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Atlas India Pale Ale - Marshall Brewing Company

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Atlas India Pale AleAtlas India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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 jenray


3/5  rDev -15%

11-28-2011 03:40:25 | More by jenray
Photo of pigc


2.8/5  rDev -20.7%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-26-2011 03:10:12 | More by Exiled
Photo of brandoman63


3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-22-2011 03:16:08 | More by brandoman63
Photo of Amp


4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-19-2011 17:07:56 | More by Amp
Photo of TheBishopco


3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-18-2011 22:06:04 | More by TheBishopco
Photo of thebouch01


4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-15-2011 02:04:20 | More by thebouch01
Photo of TheSarge


3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

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


3.9/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

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


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
Photo of AlleywayRover


3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

Had a pint at Killkennys Irish Pub
Light copper colored. It appeared slightly cloudy in the bar.

Earthy nose with grass clippings and roasted malts.

Strikes me as fairly light for an IPA. It starts with light roasted malt flavors. Floral hop flavors follow shortly after. I'm picked up a lot of pine and herbal flavors.

Smooth, silky mouthfeel.

Drinkable IPA, but nothing fantastic. I would have this again, but only because choices are sometimes sparse in this part of the country.

08-09-2011 02:33:34 | More by AlleywayRover
Photo of Cavery


3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

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


4.2/5  rDev +19%

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.


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


2.1/5  rDev -40.5%

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.

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


3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

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


4.35/5  rDev +23.2%

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

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


3.78/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

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


4.93/5  rDev +39.7%

Though I've had this local brew in every possible way available: bottle, tap and cask; the cask conditioned version at McNellie's in Tulsa is hands down the way to go. This was the first cask brew I have ever tried, mostly because I believe McNellie's is the only establishment in town to serve cask conditioned ales. The first time I ordered cask conditioned Atlas IPA I didn't know what to expect, by the time I took my first sip I realized that I needed to order Atlas, and his Marshall-brewed brother the McNellie's Pub Ale, from cask every chance I got.

For comparisons sake, the flavor of this beer is more pronounced, the texture more complementary and the experience more rewarding when this beer is consumed on cask. Poured into a typical pint glass, the hue is rather dark but a tone lighter than if poured from the bottle. It has a nice foamy head, but not nearly as much as you get out of a bottle - which is not necessarily a bad thing. The aroma of the beer is intoxicating, floral and gloriously hoppy. The hop filled aroma is actually bigger than the actual taste, which is splendid, but just not as big and hoppy as the smell may indicate. Still a wonderful flavor, especially on cask. The flavors seem to meld together very well. The maltiness of the beer is actually a little more pronounced than you may expect, but it doesn't mask the other floral flavors that you'll encounter. The drinkability is through the roof too. It's just so easy to sit back and continue to order rounds of this one. I enjoy this beer in the bottle, I love this beer in a keg, but this may be my favorite beer when consumed out of a cask.

10-01-2010 15:39:41 | More by TylerBGoode
Photo of StaveHooks


3.93/5  rDev +11.3%

A - A hazy amber/brown color. Off-white head. Spotted lacing.

S - Fruity, roasted malt, sweet caramel dough, muted citrus hops.

T - Subtle earthy hops, woody toasted caramel, mellow dark fruitiness, an old smoky malt drives the boat. The sweetness doesn't assert but gently complements. Soft citrus bitterness on the finish. A complex set of profiles that's hard to pick out.

I absolutely love this beer! I've had it the bottle version and on tap, but its very good on cask. The velvety texture is creamy and glorious. However I wouldn't categorize it as an IPA. It is on the lighter side of an IPA. I would rate it lower because of this, but it is such a great tasting beer. It leans close to a Pale Ale. It is an outstanding beer nonetheless.

08-22-2010 05:30:07 | More by StaveHooks
Photo of htomsirveaux


3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

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


3.2/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

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


3.3/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

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


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
Photo of PittBeerGirl


3.53/5  rDev 0%

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.

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

New York

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%

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

03-23-2010 19:38:12 | More by armock
Atlas India Pale Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.