Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 64
Gots: 52 | FT: 5
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wolfsdenbrew on 06-12-2008

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Ratings: 380 | Reviews: 133
Reviews by Beerandboards:
Photo of Beerandboards
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled 9 days ago

A - golden color, crispy clear, 2 inches of foam, reduces rather quickly, large amount if chunky lacing.

S - a little thin, but a brief kick of floral hops with some orange a md grapefruit citrus. Nice, but fleeting.

T - nice big punch of bitter oily citrus. Grapefruit is the lead, with some dense orange peel. Quick and clean bitter finish.

M - lighter side of medium mouthfeel. Nice oily hop element.

O - this IPA gets overshadowed by La Cumbre Elevated, which is brewed just a couple miles down the road. I'd actually neglected it for a long while. But it's extremely solid. I wish the nose were a little more prominent, but other than that, this is a really nice beer.

More User Reviews:
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.

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.

Photo of DaveMarner
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Golden brown with a half inch white head.

S - Hops all the way.

T - Hops once again. This is amazing. It is all about the hops. None of the side nonsense. This is what I think a solid ipa should be all about.

M - Nice medium carbonation. Very clean and crisp.

O - No complaints here. All around a great ipa.

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.

Photo of boralyl
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to TheDankOne for hooking me up with this bottle.

A - Pouring into a pint glass produces a half inch of sticky white head. The head retention is excellent and leaves generous lacing on the inside of the glass. The beer is clear and golden with orange highlights.

S - The nose is nice and hop forward. There is juicy citrus and tropical notes throughout. In addition there is a light caramel aroma.

M - Light to medium in body with active carbonation. Slightly resinous and dry.

T - Wow, this beer produces an amazing tropical flavor profile. There is pineapple, mango and citrus present. There's a small amount of grapefruit in the finish with a fairly low bitterness thanks to the complementing caramel malt backbone.

This beer is so refreshing and well balanced that I wish it was distributed in my neck of the woods. It's an outstanding IPA and could easily hang out with the other awesome IPAs that are out there. This beer has inspired me to look into creating an IPA with Columbus, Centennial, and Amarillo hops.

Photo of Beaver13
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet tropical fruits and bready malts with some resiny hops.

The flavor is bready malts and sweet fruits with a big resiny hop finish with quite a bit of lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I like this IPA and have liked a lot of Marble's beers. It's a good mix of fruits, and resiny bitterness.

Photo of joeworrall
2.73/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tonight I am comparing several different IPA's that are all poured from a can. In addition to this one, I am tasting Ska Brewing's Modus Hoperendi IPA, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA and Santa Fe Brewing Happy Camper IPA.

This beer poured from a can into a large tulip glass is cloudier than any of the other 3, and has a very minimal head. The aroma is nice citrus and floral, but it doesn't translate directly to the palate. This is a bitter IPA with a sort of sour aftertaste.... Not terribly impressed. Reading thru some of the other reviews on BA, I wonder if I am drinking something past it's "drink by" date.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light amberish and dark yellow color beer, 1"+ head, average lacing and retention. Nice color. Aroma was hoppy when fresh, rough malt prominence when aged.

Taste, solid craft ipa, better hop flavor than average. Good alcohol warmth. Moderate amount of caramel, equal parts grapefruit and pine. Average malt sweetness from it. Not super hefty. Bitterness is moderate. A pretty decent and straightforward ipa, there isn't much in the way of complexity, but its not a style that demands it. Its solid B grade, second tier stuff. I'd be a repeat purchaser if it was in my area for $7.99

The first time I had this was like a 6 month old bottle my brother sat on forever as part of our trade.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a deep coppery yellow clear body with a good carbonation of tiny bubbles and a thick white spongy head that turns to a thick meniscus and last for the full beer. There are thick clouds of foam that stick as registry marks on the glass after each sip.

S- Big juicy green hops with a pine and citrus aroma have a faint bitter note in the finish. The hops come through even during the pour.

T- Fresh juicy green hops taste with a slight sweet malty taste behind it. There is some bold pine flavors with some limy citrus flavors and a light cat pee flavor (which is a tasty thing). This beer finishes with a soft hop bitterness that lingers just briefly after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and no alcohol heat at all.

D- This beer has wonderful fresh bold hops that are well supported by a sweet malt base and bitterness. This beer has one of the best hops flavors and aromas while still being very drinkable and it was a nice session beer. The hop bitterness takes a bit of a step forward as the beer warms but it is always in check. I drank one of these following a nice greasy Monte Cristo sandwich and thought I was in heaven.

Photo of Auraan
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a pretty golden, with a tiny bit of head. It looks like what I look for in an IPA. Scents of pine, malt and some citrus. Flavor begins with malt sweetness and moves into pine, slight floral and some grapefruit, finishes with more floral flavors and ends with an aftertaste of grapefruit pith. Quite good, very true to style and some of the better IPAs I've tasted. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, quite easy to drink and feels good on the palate. An excellent example of an American IPA out of New Mexico, worth trying to find.

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

A small to maybe medium sized off white head settles into a decent lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

Citrus and pine dominate a hoppy aroma.

Almost a bitter soapiness to a taste that is full of citrus, floral, and pine style hops.

A dryish aftertaste that has some of the bitterness left over from the taste with some slight citrus tastes coming along for the ride on this medium bodied and easy drinking beer.

I could drink a few of these, quite a few.

Photo of GilGarp
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/20/12.

Served cold into a pint glass, Marble IPA is a slightly hazy golden yellow color with thin sticky head.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy and fresh with nice citrus character.

Flavor is really quite nice with strong hop bitterness and flavor. The citrus from the aroma carries over with the addition of pine.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall a strongly hopped IPA but one with a little lower ABV than most making it a little more drinkable.

Photo of tjsdomer2
2.81/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light in color, a bit like an English IPA. Copper/golden tones all around.

Smell: Wet hops. Can't say I like this very much.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Definitely goes down smoothly, but that's because it's way too thin for an IPA. Taste is a lot like smell...wet/stale hops. Still, it has nice bite.

Drinkability: Not my favorite.

Overall: Probably the first miss by Marble that I've tasted.

Photo of trappistlover
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12oz bottle). Pours a hazy golden yellow with white head. Decent lacing shaping up. Some nice grapefruit aromas with a little hop funk, hay also. Taste is semi-sweet and bitter, like citrus pith. Lighter bodied but not thin. Oily texture with lively carbonation. Finish is pleasantly bitter, but somewhat chalky. Overall, this is a nice IPA and quite sessionable. A couple of tweaks and this beer will blow up.

Photo of Treyliff
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 6/11/14, poured into pint glass

A- pours a hazy golden-orange color with a small creamy white head that retains nicely, eventually settling into a film that leaves a bit of lace behind

S- piney resin dominates the hop profile, with notes of orange peel, leafy greens & grass sneaking in. The malt bill is very clean, allowing the hops to showcase

T- the resinous piney hop notes continue into the taste up front, leafy notes mix with fresh grass with a hint of floral hop, underlying clean malt gives just a faint hint of fresh bread, eventually finishing with more piney linger

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy-yet-crisp finish

O- nice showcase of piney hops, yet very drinkable IPA. A nice introduction to the state.

Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Eric for this one!
Label printed: MFG. 12.07.13 Guessing that's a best by date.

Bright orange with a light haze after the final pour, fluffy sudsy head that rises above the rim of the glass in an irregular, craggy form. Lots of sticky, bubbled lace in the glass. Tiny champagne trails of bubbles.

Hoppy aroma, grapefruit, candied orange peel, and sweet caramel malt.

Taste is balanced, smoothly sweet malt blends seamlessly with soft citrus notes of bitter grapefruit and sweet orange. Lingering grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Overall a very classic IPA, full of malt and citrus, easily sessionable.

Photo of ocelot2500
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear, deep golden color with a thick white head that leaves loads of lacing.

Smells of citrus, and floral hops.

Tastes of big delicious hops. Notes of grapefruit with a good amount of bitterness. Some floral and grassy notes come through as well. A bit of tropical type fruits come through with mango and pineapple. Pale malts are well represented with a bit of bread and a small sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Photo of u2carew
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head that settles some. Clear body, bronze in color. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Quite aromatic. Strong hops come wafting out of the glass on the pour. Citrus. Pine.
T) Hoppy from start to finish. Piney. The malts barely hang in but what there is it brings some compliment to the hops. Bitter, bitter bite in the aftertaste.
M) Crisp yet creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Dry and tannic in the finish.
O) Overall a great rendition of a west coast IPA.

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This IPA is a light golden color, crystal clear and no visible carbonation; a light white head that thins out into an island of bubbles surrounded by a ring of lacing.
The aroma is light, citrusy and hoppy this smells like a good IPA with some lemon zest up front.
The flavor is not quite as good as the aroma or the look but it’s not bad either. The citrus zest come through strong with the hops trailing behind it, the malts take a back seat; this IPA however, is pretty good and does not disappoint.
The hops do taste better in its aftertaste and the alcohol is well hidden I this one.
Overall this is a good IPA and I wouldn’t mind drinking this one again.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to papollo for this one!

Pours a light golden color, which is just stellar in light. A Big, fluffy, stark white head sits on top, slowly dissipates into chunks, and leaves huge amounts of sticky, web-like lacing.

The smell is very floral, earthy, and piney. Hints of resins and citrus show up as well. Faint malts are there, with previews of the crisp bitterness to come.

Similar to the nose, the taste is littered with floral notes, sweet citrus and an amazing woody pine flavor. Bitterness is sharp, but tamed perfectly.

The feel is light to medium bodied, with a good mix of a sticky and slick feeling. Balanced carbonation, with a little crispness. This thing gives a quick assault on your tastebuds, but consoles them as it goes down.

IPA's were made to drink this way, bottom line. A very excellent beer, and I'm thankful I have another bottle and their DIPA in queue!

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can (extra!) received in a recent trade with Bennetj17... Thanks a bunch Bennet!!

Pours clear golden... foamy white head... decent lacing with only okay retention.

Nose picks up pretty big spruce with juicy tropical fruits... no citrus surprisingly, interesting... a bit too much pale maltiness mutes the hops a bit IMO.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the aroma perfectly... very balanced... very drinkable... not the best IPA ever, but certainly crushable.

All 3.75's.

Thanks again Bennet... I hope you like your beers as much as I am digging mine!!

Photo of jegross2
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Marble IPA from the Marble Brewery out of New Mexico.
Score: 91

Unknown vintage can. Served in a Founders tulip and enjoyed on 10/15/12.

Appearance: Pours a clean, slightly darker honey-orange color than the Surly Wet, and is also less transparent than Surly Wet, but not quite translucent. Two fingers of off-white head at pour settle to a thin film atop the glass. Excellent lacing and retention. This is a really beautiful looking IPA. 4.5/5

Smell: Hoppy tropical citrus! Piney grapefruit, oranges and peach. Hint of earthy caramel malt. 4.25/5

Taste: Piney grapefruit galore here with a nice lingering bitterness. Caramal malt backbone. There's some dirty/earthy citrus in the mix too. Not a whole lot of sweetness comes off of the citrus flavors, which is making this a bit of a bitter bomb. I personally dig it, but others may not. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with a low amount of carbonation that lets the bitterness sit and layer on the tongue, though there is a little prickliness to the hoppiness here. Super oily mouthfeel. 4/5

Overall: A super solid IPA. What an excellent New Mexico year-round local. I think it is super cool that Marble's stuff, including this IPA, has appeared in the background of various Breaking Bad episodes.

Recommendation: Seek this one out if you are trading with someone local to this brew and like IPA. Might be a little bitter-intense for the casual beer drinker, however.

Pairings: Biscuits.

Cost: $9 for a six pack of 12 oz cans.

Photo of Flashsp2
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Marble Brewery IPA into 25cl tulip

Slightly hazed orange with golden and yellow highlights. A half inch
white head that leaves nice stick throughout.

Aroma is so damn hop forward. Tangerines, grapefruit, pine needles, floral.

Grapefruit zest, tangerines, navel oranges, pine sap, raw hop leafs.
Intense and fresh.

Body is light and refreshing, with a moderate carbonation.

This is way easy to throw back. One of the absolute best IPAs that I
have ever been fortunate enough to drink. On par with greats like Two
Hearted and Stone IPA.

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice extra from GHB. Thanks!

Appearance: Pretty typical IPA appearance. Amber colored with nice clarity and solid head retention. Looks good.

Smell: This has some nice floral hop notes with a touch of citrus. There's a slight chalkiness to it that isn't necessarily unpleasant, and a touch of bready malt. While not exactly mind-blowing, it's very pleasant.

Palate: Much like the nose, this has some great floral hop flavors, a bit of citrus, and a chalky note (cascade or centennial hops, perhaps?). The mid palate brings out grainy malt and spiciness, which leads into a pleasantly bitter floral finish.

Overall: Pretty damn good.

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Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.