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Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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142 Reviews
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Reviews: 142
Hads: 424
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 16.79%
Wants: 68
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Marble Brewery visit their website
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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Reviews: 142 | Hads: 424
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 breadwinner
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gonna leave the door open on this beer, as I recall liking it much more than my most recent dalliance with it. The most recent, unfortunately, was much darker/cloudier that I recall, and with much less sharp and pungent a nose. Palate was more filling than before, maltier, and, again, just not as acute with the flavor profile. Nothing wrong with a malty IPA, done right, but this one seemed a bit lost. I'll revisit sometime soon here to see if I just got a bad can. Really hope they start dating these bad boys too -- I assumed with the recent switch to cans that the one I got wasn't old, but perhaps that was the issue. Either way, this has been, in the past, a very good beer, but currently isn't something I'd return to often.

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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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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.

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Photo of M_chav
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

L - Beautiful transparent golden look with an inch of head that slowly dissipates
S - awesome grapefruit forward nose
T - Light/medium body, tons of grapefruit again with a hop forward backbone
F - Goodness, want this to linger on the tongue even more than it does
O- a great IPA - a go to that I might consider the standard against all others

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Photo of drpimento
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was a gift from Carla & Mark - Thanks much guys! Excellent brew! Had a nice, tho short lived head and a clear amber color. Aroma is a super fresh hop; heavy grapefruit. Flavor is also very fresh and fits the style so well. Palate is perfect. Finish is like flavor, nothing off, very drinkable. Wish I had more.

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Photo of sommersb
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 04-18-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received from a friend

A: Hazy, honey-colored brew with a creamy head of white. Shows very good lacing and head retention.

S: Smells of sharp, citrus hops with a grapefruit, oranges, and other tropical fruit aromas.

T/M: Big citrus bitterness makes for a tangy taste experience. You won't find much in the way of malt character in this one. The carbonation gives this beer a crisp mouthfeel, finishing bitter and fairly dry.

O: I liked this IPA but it is far from my favorite. I'm not sure if it's the particular hop combinations or what.

Thank you for bringing me this, Craig!

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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.

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Photo of HopHog87
3.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- about a finger of white head over golden ale. Looks good in a glass.

Nose- honestly this was the only part I wasn't so impressed. I didn't get the major "oh yeah, this is gonna be great" hop nose. Perhaps faint citrus but not much pine.

Taste- okay, here is where it really shines. Great mouthfeel for an IPA and perfect balance of malty backbone and floral hops. Definitely not the most hop forward. It's very drinkable and you know you're dealing with a good, solid ipa.

Overall- a very, very solid IPA. If I had my way I would like some more aromatic presence of pine (assuming it's not dry-hopped) but it is definitely a great beer. Would stand up to just about any ipa I've had in the last year. Definitely try this and you won't be disappointed . My first marble brew. Good work, folks.

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

On draft at Fork at the Hyatt. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Yellow amber with about 1/2 finger of white head.

Smell: A little dank with some biscuit and hops.

Taste: Very pleasant. Very bready, with more biscuit and malt than I would have expected. The hops are all pine.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and nicely carbonated.

Overall: A very nice and well-balanced IPA with a solid malt backbone and just enough hops.

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