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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 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.

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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.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.12/5  rDev -23%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
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+

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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 beertunes
3.44/5  rDev -15.1%
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!

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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 facundoCNB
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a murky orange-yellow pour, 1/2" of foamy white head, nice amounts of patchy lacing throughout.
smells of sweet malt, citrusy grapefruit is strong, piney hops.. has an overall citrus tang scent!
earthy bitterness up front releasing a very nice citrus/grapefruit flavor. a nice malty backbone (not actually as sweet as it smelled) balances this beer out.
medium body, high carbonation, goes down a little too easy!
a very nice subtle ipa, very reminiscent of sixpoint bengali tiger. nothing extremely special, but just a really tasty ipa!

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of mattsdenney
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear light gold w/ no haze and little head that dissipates quickly.

S: Strong smell of grapefruit, hops, and citrus.

T: Tastes as good as it smells with a strong hop backbone. Floral, bitter aftertaste that lingers.

M: Thin with medium carbonation. Feels light despite the 6+ abv %.

O: Overall a solid IPA with an intense hop bite.

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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.

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Photo of jonziefle
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
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

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Photo of mactrail
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Robust mouthful of hops. Huge aroma of pine and fresh hops on the vine. Light bodied with a deep resiny bite. Pours with a tall snowy head in the Weizen glass, where the narrow neck gives a good concentrated nose. Some traces of biscuity malt, but it's just hops and more hops.

Rather bitter, not much relief in the way of malt. Clean but very simple. Long aftertaste of exactly the same hops as in the aroma and the first sip. A textbook example of hops on display: Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 3/23/2012, fairly fresh. Bright orange-yellow color, clear, good head. Farily hoppy smell to it, not quite dank or piney and yet not really tropical, herbal I guess. Taste is bitter, hoppy and a little chewy malt action going on as well. Overall this is a solid IPA and one I'll probably buy again.

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Photo of wedgie9
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasted from bottle. Pours bright orange with a frothy and rocky white head that has serious retention. Nose is primarily resin, citrus, and pine hops, but there is a solid backbone of malt and some mango and guava tropical fruitiness as well. The citrus, pine, and resin all come through very nicely on the palate, but the malt seems to be non-existant until the finish. The tropical fruits including orange come through nicely on the palate as well. The body is light, and the carbonation is very lively with a long bitter hops finish. This really is a very good single IPA.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 1/17/2010. Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow-orange with a small, foamy white head. Aroma of sweaty, grassy hops. Yum! Flavor of citrus, grassy hops. Palate is a little weaker than I'd prefer. Very similar to the DIPA just a touch lighter in palate. Quite tasty and drinkable nonetheless!

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks orefu for the bottle. 22 oz, no freshness date.

Poured into a shaped pint, this is a very nice looking beer. It's a light copper color with quite a bit of haze. The head has a great formation with very tiny bubbles and great lacing.

The aroma is a clean mix of fresh green hops that create a nice citrus aroma. The label lists Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial as the hops used in this beer, with Centennial being the highlight of the aroma. No yeast character to speak of.

This beer has a nice, below average bitterness and the distinct, herbal, grassy hop flavor of Columbus hops. Good amount of fruitiness that tastes like fruity pebbles. The hop finish actually contains more flavor than bitterness, and it lingers a ton.

Nice, creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation and almost no fizz. The beer has good drinkabilty, this was an easy bomber.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper fluid fits easily into Bruery Tulip with one swift pour. Head is white foam with small soapy bubbles. Very little lacing to speak of.

Strong hop aroma greats you upon opening the bottle... Very pineapple, apple, yes, apple, grapefruit, and the rest of your typical west coast IPA aromas. Very buttery and smooth.

Very smooth and quite bitter... Just as an IPA should be. It could stand to be more creamy and thick, but I'll take it. Very nice tropical citrus favor. Thin body with over carbonation.

This brew is all over the board... Very good flavor and aroma, but struggles lie within the mouthfeel... A very good first offering from Marble, welcome to Colorado!

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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 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!!

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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 StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

first beer from these guys, on tap at lady falc's in durango, co. 2 bucks a pint! pours a hazy golden to orange color with a small white head. smells balanced, pale malts up front and a very fresh hop aroma in the back. this one smells like the springtime, very alive and bright. flavor isnt as exciting, but it is still delicious. grassy hops as the profile here. feel is nice, super refreshing and lighter on the body so its very drinkable. i will look for more of their beers in the future, as this was a pretty solid ipa with a memorable hop complexity. yummy

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Photo of beagle75
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft service into a shaker pint glass at Lady Falconburgh's in Durango, CO.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Weak hops suggesting orange rind and pine. Starchy maize is also present.

T: Begins off-dry, with a solid malt backbone of bread crusts and lesser caramel. Hop qualities are much more present here than in the smell, exhibiting assertive floral, grapefruit, and resinous pine aromatics. Acidity is restrained into the middle where malt and hops negotiate a fine balance. The finish is drying and pleasant; fresh herbaceous flavors compliment relatively mild bitterness.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, balanced on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Although a bit underattenuated, this beer brings some appealing hop qualities if one forgives the underwhelming nose. Hops seem to revolve around a Centennial-Chinook dynamic that, while not particularly exotic, has depth and appeal.

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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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Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.