Marble IPA | Marble Brewery

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pDev:
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Marble IPAMarble IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Wolfsdenbrew on 06-12-2008

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Photo of thebeers
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant, hazed orange color with a finger of yellow-tinted white head that leaves decent lacing. Big grapefruit aroma with a nice whiff of white pepper behind. Medium bodied, just a little creamy, with a nice prickliness from the carbonation and flavor. The grapefruit and slight pepper are present again in the taste, although slightly more muted, with a delicious, hugely-bitter aftertaste. Solid.

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Photo of gustavmahler-09
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange-brown. Smell is skunky, rotten fruit. Hop bomb at first taste, some citrus aftertaste. taste stays in mouth. Not creamy as it goes down, but edgy. A lot of character. Something quirky about it that I find appealing.

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Photo of TheStoutLord
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Poured into a tulip. Thin quickly dissipating head that leaves a bubbly and lacey remainder. Clear golden color, looks good.

S: Delightfully hoppy, can definitely get some of the dry hops from the smell. Very citric, with some floral tones. I can even whiff the malt at the end that goes great with the floral/sweet smell. Very good smelling beer, so I have high hopes.

T: Strong and hoppy up front with a smooth malty finish. Plenty of citrus and floral flavors throughout. It seems like the fundamental for this IPA are so strong that the complex flavors don't really come out a lot.

F: Medium body, great dry hopped feeling on the tongue that continues well after you can your sip. The lingering taste is a pleasant one.

O: Damn good IPA. Strong basics with hops and malt in the back, but not a lot to speak for complex flavors.

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Photo of stevoj
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Whole Foods. Cloudy orange golden pour with small skin of airy head. Funky, musty, citrusy, resembles an APA more than an IPA. A bit of a let down after Elevated.

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Photo of Simont
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date 12/14/15, poured into 20 oz snowman mug at my in-laws 1/22/16. Golden color moderate haze, loose cream colored head faded (no wonder). But this is a fantastic spicy/ herbal/ dank hop treat - huge hop aroma and flavor make this equal to some of the leviathans from the East Coast (Heady... Lawsons... most by Other Half). Malt profile is bready malt with a little caramel sweetness, but appropriately dry and solidly bitter. But is totally overshadowed by the massive hops. Love the clear bottle dating and full recipe breakdown on the bottle (stated DH is Citra Simcoe Cent Chinook and Mosaic - I get a dankness that I usually associate w Amarillo or Columbus, but guess not). Amazing hop wizardry here, great job Marble.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellow and light amber colors swirl, leaving a full inch of head with average retention and lace. Aroma only leans hoppy when uber fresh, after that a malty contingent comes around towards the back end of the six pack.

Mixture of good hoppy c hops and heat. Balanced in terms of American ipa with the malt, pine and grapefruit, bitterness etc. . .

Its a pretty straightforward kind of ipa. When you can get it for $1.50 a bottle, its worth it, when fresh.

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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle.

Appearance: nice and brite. Head forms quickly when poured but fades quickly as well with little if any head retention.

Aroma: hops upfront - citrus and maybe some light pine. The malt aroma come through as sweet bread.

Flavor: this beer is well balanced. Hops are the headlinng act. The malt is present but plays the backseat. The only standout hop flavors are citrus and pine. I get no tropical flavors typical of Simcoe or Citra. I don't know, thogh, what type of hops are used in this IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied but heavy enough that drinking several would definitely fill you up and slow you down.

Overall: a very nice effort. 'Balanced' is the operative descriptor of this beer. It is hoppy - obviously given the style - but the malt is right there too. Very well done. Certainly better than most readily-available IPAs.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can with a travel mug
Noted on 06/17/2015

Picked this one up at the Whole Foods in Sedona, AZ

A: Pours a soft caramel amber body with some decent clarity to it. Frothy tan head that swells out of my camper mug. I can see some thin tracks of lace and a few random dots stay clinging to the walls.

S: The nose is fairly pronounced with a malt breadiness and sweet caramel accents. Not overly so but enough to be first intro here. From there the citrus-grapefruit takes hold and it is quite pithy and floral with a light dusting of pines in tow. I get a dash of lemony herbals and even some tropical mango to this as well.

T: A decent steadiness between the pale malts and citrusy pine hops. Biscuit with cracker and a light caramel sweetness meets a grapefruit centric citrus note. There is a light herbal and dank element to this as well and fleeting tropical fruit twist that I am really digging. Just wish it was more so here. The beer has a moderate amount of perceived bitterness and there is no alcohol coming through in the flavor. Some stone fruit like esters mixed in. A ittle jumbled here I would say and any aftertaste falls off pretty quickly form here.

M: Light to moderate filling body with a nice bouncy feel from the carbonation. Slightly resinous but mostly clean with a mildly constricting bitterness building up to a drying finish.

D: Another so-so IPA coming out of the South West. Was excited to see this one but perhaps my palate is spoiled. It’s a quality brew just nothing ground breaking and even still somewhat uninteresting to me. Like many of these I have tried lately it rides in that above-average B-B+ range for me.

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Photo of BillBabbitt
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 10. Oz glass on tap at their brewery. Very light head, but lots of lacing. Very aromatic, but just a little too bitter for my taste. Needs a little more balance.

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Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8/11/15; poured from 12oz can into a 16oz standard pint glass.

L: light amber in color with a fluffy white head that settles into a thin lacing. slightly hazy. nice looking beer.

S: big citrus-forward hop aroma. lots of lemon and orange peel. well done.

T: tons of hops (as expected for the style) with aforementioned notes of citrus but with more tropical fruit on the palate. lemon, grapefruit with a bit of apricot and mango. love these late-boil hop additions. this is one of the best IPAs in the southwest!

F: a bit flatter than expected. would like more carbonation but i loved the dry finish. made it quite drinkable for the style.

O: as I said before, this is easily one of the best IPAs the southwest has to offer. highly recommended if you're in the area.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am really surprised by this beer. I was expecting an average ipa but this hit a home run. Marble IPA is a great ipa that is superbly balanced. Get this if you can. I wish I could.

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Photo of beergoot
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear, golden tinged body; lively carbonation; one-finger thick, white head. Huge pine and citrus aroma; pungent. Nice grain flavor balanced with a crisp hop bitterness; orange rind. Medium body; wet yet leaves a dry finish on the palate.

A very fine, crisp and juicy IPA. There is an even-keeled yet complex balance and depth to this beer that is most intriguing and very, very satisfying. A must try IPA...

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Photo of eppCOS
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another solid IPA out of Albuquerque, NM. Marble is now one of the 'larger' craft brewers, but they are still putting out a solid product. Nice, straightforward IPA with enough malt to play against good west coast bitterness. Some might think it's still harsh, but they are wrong. Try it.

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Photo of larryi86
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you gatheredwaters for this
12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- A clear golden amber with a two finger white head.

S- Pretty citra heavy, citrus, faint tropical fruits, dank, faint wet grass.

T- Citrus, grapefruit, resin, some pine, faint tropical fruits, some caramel malts, nicely balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid IPA, worth seeking out. Wish I could get fresh cans near me!

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold draft pour with thin white head; little lace. Citrus hop nose. Grapefruit and grassy flavors; Lite mouthfeel and bitter, citrusy, almost tangy tongue coating. Bitter citrus finish.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review copied and pasted from notes, 6/16/15

A: Lightly hazy, golden orange with some apricot and honey tones - pours with a medium, white head - fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Bright, juicy, dare I say "modern" hop profile - tangerine and ruby red grapefruit flesh - floral citrus - some pine, and some wet, dank notes - hop pellets - lightly spicy - some pale malts, hints of caramel, some light bread, grains

T: Hoppy, citrusy, and easy drinking - juicy tangerine flesh with grapefruit and floral citrus - hint of pith - some hoppy spiciness, pine, and some dank flavors - hints of stone fruits - pale malts, light bread, finishes somewhat dry

M: Medium body, smooth with some pith, nicely carbonated, dry finish

O: My mouth is full of marbles today

This is a solid IPA that I would drink again if I ever saw it on the East Coast... Speaking of which, the combination of Chinook and Mosiac hops (as listed on the can - pretty cool), vaguely reminds me of Trillium. Hmmmm... Maybe that's why I find this endearing.

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Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thought I saved one for review. Alas I didn't. This beer had the perfect balance of caramel, breadyness & tropical fruits. This was my favorite beer from my trip.

Found a bottle 6 days after I got back, didn't get treated well, sadness, still has a great nose, but a bit catty, also plenty of pineapple, some of that breadyness still there!

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle bottled on 5/2 poured into Spiegelau glass

A: very light gold light orange hue with perfect clarity and soapy head

S: smells juicy a little grass, but mostly big citrus, pineapple, passionfruit, and mango

T: lots of mango and a surprising amount of bitterness on the end the beer has a nice backbone to it its not all just juicy hops like the nose implies

M: lighter side very easy to drink

O: This is an excellent beer its big juicy and fruity with a stiff backbone to temper the juiciness. You wont be disappointed if you grab this.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 29th March 2015, purchased at Tin Bucket.

A mildly hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great. The nose opens with a plenty of fruit - citrus, tropical fruit, a little bit of stone fruit - as well as a mild bitterness. As with their pils that I had last night,there's a slight soapiness to the nose. The hops, though, are glorious - bright, fragrant, refreshing. Just a little bit of malt is present, lending a sweetness that complements the fruit.

The palate opens with a full, juicy, hoppy fruitiness, nectar-like and downright quaffable. Light citrus, white peach, mango and a little bit of grape are all present in great harmony. Mildly floral (from the Centennial?)as well. The mid-palate has a little bit of malt, a cotton candy like sweetness. A touch of soap is present as well. Drying on the finish with a moder ate bitterness, pleasant and clean, this beer is light in body, moderately carbonated and is very, very good, even despite the soapiness.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a orange-golden hue with a small finger-sized head that fades quickly. Nice clarity in this beer and big laciness.
S- get a big blast of the "C" hops. Citra coming through the most. Some floral presence comes through along with a grassy aroma.
T- big blast of citrus! Not overly bitter, no much malt presence.
M- lighter side of medium with a sharpness to it.
O- really sweet beer acquired via trade. Exceeded expectations.

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Photo of bfranks
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Marble's flagship beer is a winner. Complex, sweet, refreshing, everything about this beer is appealing and it delivers. Really surprised this been hasn't won more awards.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Mildly hazy, lighter copper body, one finger white head, nice thick lacing. Fair retention.

S- Citrus, pale grainy sweetness, caramel, floral notes. A bit of pine.

F- Citrus, grain, caramel, a bit of mineral, not much floral notes to be found, but the pine helps make up for it. A bit less complex than in the nose.

M- Medium bodied, mildly resinous but dry and refreshing, not hard to drink.

O- Decent IPA, nothing to write home about.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a canned shape glass from the new 12 ounce can.

Starts with a light and wispy, yet substantial pale white head. The body is a golden and amber blend with crystal clarity. 4.5

I've probably neglected this beer but I don't remember it smelling this good. Potent floral bouquet, orange peel and a caramel-like undercurrent. Fruit seems to dodge in and out. 4.25

Tastes oily and resinous with the subtle taste of weed, flowers, and caramel malts. 4

Thick-bodied and creamy before a dry and bitter finish, there's a great balance achieved here. It drinks clean and is very sippable with a kiss of sweetness that I enjoy. 4.25

An excellent staple from Marble I should visit more frequently.

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Photo of 72hw
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have this right up there among the best IPAs that I've yet had - the head retention was lacking, but other than that this thing was by far the best NM beer I tasted in a recent tour of the South West. For me it has that 'just right' balance of sweetness and hops that I love so much in Bells Two Hearted Ale - a beer I have no problem saying Marblehas equalled if not improved upon by adding a bit more mouthfeel! Well done!

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev -1%

Can dated 10/20/14, gotten as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours mostly clear golden orange color with a one finger white creamy head. Nice citrus and pine aroma, light grassiness, mild sweetness, nice. Flavor is light citrus, some sweet pineapple, but of mango, mild bitter. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Nice beer.

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