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Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

316 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 66
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Marble Brewery visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wolfsdenbrew on 06-12-2008)
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2/5  rDev -50.2%

gordoR, Dec 26, 2011
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2.48/5  rDev -38.3%

jack_iv, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of joeworrall
2.68/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

joeworrall, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of ZinFanDave
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

ZinFanDave, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of MDM
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

MDM, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

tjsdomer2, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of Hugonaut13
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Hugonaut13, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Ispeakforthetrees, Nov 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

haywood415, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A golden pilsner color. Clear, with a touch of head, but not much. A bit of sticky lace sticks to the glass.

S - Citrus and pine hops, but nothing jumps out.

T - Bitter, piny hops. Grapefruit.

M - medium body and carbonation.

O - A below average IPA. Reminds me a bit of the Sweetwater IPA, with the piny hops and grapefruit taste.

BeerDawgs, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given its current ratings. Thanks to Kim and her friend for the share. No visible bottled on or best before date.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a three finger beige colour head of no cream whatsoever, decent thickness, and good retention for the above average ABV. Body colour is a vibrant pale yellow-gold. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Fresh floral hops, lemon citrus esters, clean pale malts, and some lemon zest. A refreshing appealing aroma. An above average strength aroma.

T: Delightful floral character, some lemon citrus, and lemon zest twinges over a pale malt foundation. Has sufficient body to support its diverse hop flavours. Clean and refreshing. Only a biteen of hop bitterness emerges on the climax; otherwise it's well balanced. No yeast character comes through. I'd like a bit more hop character and a bit more in terms of malty backbone, but it's built nicely overall. Well put together, if lacking in complexity and subtlety.

Mf: Clean, smooth, wet, refreshing, and adequately thick. Carbonation is a biteen too high. Good palate presence. Slightly oily from the hops.

Dr: A drinkable if simple IPA. Refreshing. Would pair well with spicy food. I'd have another, preferably on draught. I wouldn't go recommending this to friends, but it's a nice little IPA from Marble. Hides its ABV well.

High C+

kojevergas, Dec 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Zonian1, Sunday at 03:05 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

mdaschaf, Apr 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Kmlund, Mar 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

rkcrozier, Jun 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Banger530, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Davepoolesque, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

robwestcott, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Bwagner1122, May 31, 2014
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

vickersspitfire, Mar 11, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Aaron M. for this one. Poured into can shaped glass. Poured a clean, clear copper gold color with over 1/4 inch of off-white head that had moderate retention and OK lacing.

Pine! As soon as the can was opened a huge blast of pine filled the air. On closer sniff, there was a light malt scent underneath, and a trace of floral hops as well. The taste wasn't as piney as the aroma, there was some citrus showing up as well, and the malt showed up in a slightly sticky-sweet finish.

The body was the typical medium of the style. Drinkability was good, about the same as most of the style. Overall, a solid, enjoyable example of the style. This beer shows that good, quality craft beers almost everywhere in the the USA. You don't have to hunt down far-off brews, drink fresh and local, and enjoy it!

beertunes, Jul 08, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Thanks to marqoid for the bottle.

A - Pours a medium, hazy orange with a finger and a half off-white head. Very good retention and lots of patches of lacing left on the glass.

S - Grassy, citrus, and pine.

T - The sweet malts hit you first, which is then followed by the citrus flavors, and it finishes with some pine.

D - Lots of carbonation, sweeter.

O - Nice, but sweet.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of HopHog87
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

HopHog87, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

AlexChillton, Nov 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
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Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.