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Atlas India Pale Ale - Marshall Brewing Company

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | 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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4/5  rDev +13%

KansasBeerLover, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DoubleSimcoe, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

jaredseaman77, Jan 04, 2012
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

dbossman, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

ThirstyHerf, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BRLockwood, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of stercomm
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap in a restaurant in Tulsa.

A - Light hazy brown, very slight head by the time it got to us.

S - Got a mild pine note nothing with any power to it.

T - Definitely get a little more hops on the taste, some malts, beer is balanced, a little dry on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, mild carbonation

O - was not a bad beer, had 2 pints with dinner

stercomm, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

jenray, Nov 28, 2011
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.

pigc, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

Exiled, Nov 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

Amp, Nov 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

TheBishopco, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13%

thebouch01, Nov 15, 2011
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.

TheSarge, Sep 23, 2011
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.

FanofHefe, Aug 30, 2011
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.

zeff80, Aug 16, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

AlleywayRover, Aug 09, 2011
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.

Cavery, Aug 05, 2011
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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.


chocosushi, Jul 22, 2011
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.

dza360, Jun 27, 2011
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.

DelMontiac, Apr 03, 2011
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

isaiahcutright, Feb 25, 2011
Atlas India Pale Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.