Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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Reviews: 137
Hads: 404
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 68
Gots: 59 | FT: 5
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Wolfsdenbrew on 06-12-2008

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Photo of larryi86
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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! (399 characters)

Photo of breadwinner
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
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, it wasn't something I'd return to often. (739 characters)

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (190 characters)

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. (1,051 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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! (345 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
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. (557 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
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. (1,027 characters)

Photo of JamesStreet
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (436 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (444 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (701 characters)

Photo of 72hw
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
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! (426 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%

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. (322 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
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. (778 characters)

Photo of M_chav
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
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 (343 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
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. (315 characters)

Photo of sommersb
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
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! (703 characters)

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
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. (664 characters)

Photo of HopHog87
3.46/5  rDev -15%
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. (810 characters)

Photo of weltywm
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (416 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
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!! (556 characters)

Photo of jonziefle
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy straw color. Half finger white head with good retention. Minimal visible carbonation.

Smell: Sweet syrupy hops, without a hint of malts.

Taste: Lots of hops and not very balanced; fatigues the tongue after a while. Not much sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A little thin in body, but with a nice hop bite.

Drinkability: It’s a pretty standard IPA (my favorite style) and good, but nothing especially notable.

Buy Again? Maybe (456 characters)

Photo of joeworrall
2.73/5  rDev -32.9%
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. (616 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid citrus and herbal hop qualities all around. (587 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (634 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma of heavy grapefruit, quite nice and very American. In the taste, grapefruit, pineapple and sap with a strong bitterness. Citrus hops, also earthy with notes of pine. Medium bodied and has a crisp hop bite. Solid high level of carbonation. Overall this is a treat. Thanks Zach. (282 characters)

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