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Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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BA SCORE
91
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140 Reviews
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Reviews: 140
Hads: 414
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 68
Gots: 62 | FT: 4
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: 140 | Hads: 414
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 Beerandraiderfan
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (688 characters)

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

GabrielM sent me this bottle in Secret Santa 10. Thanks Gabe.

Marble IPA has a crystal clear, light copper-colored body. The creamy head is only about a finger tall with OK retention and a little bit of lacing.

The aroma has some bright citrus character headlined by grapefruit, which is balanced out by some caramel malt.

Resinous hops with pine flavors come through up front, with a good bit of caramel malt underneath it. The finish has even more hops, with moderate bitterness and a good bit of citrus flavors. The citrus once again is headlined by grapefruit. The finish is dry and bitter.

The body is a little bit light and the carbonation is pretty snappy.

Marble IPA has a good amount of malt, but still is hop forward, with a good citrus character. Pretty drinkable IPA. (784 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear honey amber with a nice almost two finger off white head that leaves some light side lacing.

S - Nice light hop presence here, gentle pine and some very faint malt sweetness. Some slight alcohol presence.

T - More of the light pine hops, some slight malty bread like aspects along with some alcohol notes.

M - Mouthfeel isnt all that bad, nice lingering bitter finish. Subtle carbonation.

O - Overall this isnt a bad beer from Marble Brewery. Glad I got to try it. (556 characters)

Photo of elgiacomo
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottled May 17, 2012. Served at around 40F.

Pours nice ’n hazy orange/amber with a large foamy three finger white head that leaves wonderful rings of drippy lacing behind and holds a nice cap. She’s a purty one.

Aroma is very floral with some dank notes, herbal, a bit of citrus and pine, some bready malt too. Very good strength.

Flavor is resinous hops, herbal, some citrus rind, a bit of pine, dank, rather hefty caramel malt backbone in the middle lending some sweetness, finishes with fair bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, quite oily, moderate carbonation.

Impressive IPA, particularly the aroma and appearance. A bit more malt in the flavor than what I’d ideally like, but still plenty of hops there too. (733 characters)

Photo of SFLpunk
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Libation Station, Johnson City, TN. First I bought a single...then went back for a 6 pack. 12oz brown glass pry-top. No date.

Pours a clear golden amber with thin white head. Nose is filled with a pleasant piney character and some pale caramel. Palate is immediately dry with hops, leafy, piney and bitter. There is some mellow malt underneath, rounding things out, but it comes off in a pale malt way, not obtrusive to the the hop character. Dry finish has a touch of citrus peel on it as well.

Notes: One of the best "6 pack" IPAs that I've found in a while and definitely a nice score down here in the weird lands of <6%>6% beer shopping. (662 characters)

Photo of BgThang
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The nose on this is pretty good. Piney resigny with some earthy tones.

Thin lacing on the glass and the head retnetion dies pretty quick

Overall a descent ipa where the front end is more like a pale ale and the back end the hops hits you with a BAM!

For an ipa it does what its suppose too. glad I got this as an extra in a trade.
nice (338 characters)

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to leschkie for this bottle.

A: Pours a wonderful cloudy golden orange. There is only a small white head and it thins quickly.

S: This beer smells like a complete hop bomb. I'm picking up pine, tropical fruits, and citrus. This is exactly how I want every IPA to smell. Absolutely incredible.

T: Unfortunately this beer doesn't taste as great as it smells. Huge grapefruit and bitter right up top. And that taste just doesn't fade. This brew it bitter, bitter, and then some more bitter. No surprise... the finish is bitter.

M: Medium bodied beer. The Hops coat the palate and just don't let go. I'd really like to have some more balance in this beer.

O: This beer smells amazing, but the taste is lacking. I almost feel like the brewers just threw as much hops, and as many different types of hops, into this beer as possible. It's super bitter, and that kind of ruins the possible subtleties this beer could have. I'm happy to have tried it, but I don't need another bottle. (988 characters)

Photo of KAP1356
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade from GabrielM, thanks! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle dated 1/06/11...

A - Pours a slightly hazy lighter gold color with some occasional light orange highlights on the edges ofthe glass. A little eggshell white cap frms and very quickly recedes leaving a top with obvious yeasty spots.

S - Very piney hops right off the bat. Just a slight bit of citrus comes through as the malt backbone punches through the piney, resinous notes.

T - Nice piney, resinous taste. The citrus comes out much more on the palate than the nose and adds nicely to the overall hop profile. There is some malt presence, but nothing as powerfull as I would have thought. Very dry and earthy.

M - Sharp bite from the carbonation. Light bodied, just barely bordering on the light-medium bodied border.

D - Not a bad beer. Could be a nice session beer. Nothing special, but one that could be enjoyed in bulk on a hot summer day. (923 characters)

Photo of bbeane
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got mine courtesy of GabrielM too... thanks man!

A- Poured into my DFH chalice... starts with a nice white head with nice retention, and leaves behind a great webbed coating of lacing. Beer is a light amber color with very light sediment

S- Not the most pungent beer... what is there is all grapefruity hop aroma

T- Tasty. Has a nice grapefruity pine taste with some malty backbone. Not quite balanced... bit more hop heavy IMO

M- A bit thin... with light carbonation

D- I enjoyed it... if it were local, it would probably be a "go to" session beer for me, depending on the price

CHEERS (592 characters)

Photo of kbutler1
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Thanks Gabe. Pours a clear light copper orange color with a slight white head. Danky, citrus rind aroma in the nose, maybe a slight tropical note as well. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet orange flavor with a nice bitter rind kick. Lively carbonation. LIngering bitterness. Some florals as well. Overall, a pretty nice IPA. (322 characters)

Photo of Phelps
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/16/10

Looks: perfectly translucent pine-sol orange. A half-finger yellow-white head quickly becomes just a ring. Tiny dollops of lace spot the glass.

Smells: snappy. Glorious grapefruit and pine, along with other citrus: lemon, tangerine. Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial. Biting, herbal. Not too much malt in the back, but what's there imparts a nice honey sweetness.

Tastes: hop-heavy. This is one IPA that leans heavily upon its hops. Grapefruit, pine trees, crackers. Not a ton of sweet malt. Almost tastes like a pilsner background. Lightly bitter in the back. Pretty standard.

Feels: medium carb, smooth, rolls over the tongue nicely. I actually pick up a slight alcohol heat, which is odd for an IPA, especially one that's only 6%. Slightly light-bodied.

Drinks: sensibly. I'll agree with the text on the bottle that says this is "one rock-solid IPA." Solid, yes, but nothing really special. (915 characters)

Photo of CharlatanSin
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came in a box from the great papollo. Thanks big Paul!

A: Everything an IPA should be. A wonderful hazy gold color with about half an inch of white head that laces and settles into a ring.

S: Kinda grainy and grassy. Hoppier as it warms. Not an unpleasant aroma at all, but not a heavy hitter within the style.

T/M: This is one bitter mother. Very much citrus hop forward, with a solid malt undercurrent. The bitterness is accentuated by the extremely dry mouthfeel. Carbonation is light, body's a bit thin.

D: Overall, this is a very nice IPA, though not something I'd go out of my way to acquire. (602 characters)

Photo of DenverLogan
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle to a tulip glass. Swirling white bubbles linger for quite awhile.
Modest carbonation with penetrating mouthfeel.
Wonderful aroma of orange rind, wheat, subtle white pepper and herbs.
Rich flavor of bitter, chalky and grapefruit hops, white and black pepper, soap, piney, a tad tough on the tongue and quite different than their lovely double IPA. Hearth and robust, not for the timid ninney mongering light lager drinker!
April 2013 - Tried again...same results. (478 characters)

Photo of eppCOS
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (288 characters)

Photo of BretSikkink
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ashy white head over a copper-orange brew. Fresh aroma of citric fruits with a hint of some other produce-aisle products, like peach, apricot, and pine sol. That last is unfortunate, but it's very minor.

The flavor is very sweet upfront, but the mentholated finish is welcome. Decently sweet all the way through, but the body isn't very full. Dry, herbal, a little grassy, with the citric notes playing backup.

Pretty clean, nice finish and lingering bitterness. This is a pretty good beer, especially for a fairly local operation. Enjoyed this on a trip up to Taos, shared with the innkeeper who was impressed with his local brewer. (637 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of rowew
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, nice looking label but no information about ABV or date information.

Appearance: Fairly light in color, between gold and orange, slightly hazy. Nice head but it fades quickly, leaving just a bit of lacing.

Smell: Fruity, flowery hops dominate, with just a bit of malt sweetness.

Taste: Light in body, lots of hop flavors. Nice and drinkable but still quite a bit of flavor.

Overall impression: Nice beer - very drinkable with plenty of flavor, this six pack should go quick. (508 characters)

Photo of porcelli426
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a tumbler

A- A nice clear dark golden color with hazy bits marbled throughout. Cool effect, not sure if it was intended. Decent head

S- Strong citrus and floral with malty background

T- Strong citrus and bitterness right off the bat. Very clean taste

M- Well carbonated and balanced

O-I enjoyed this beer a lot. Very fragrant and tasty. It my not be my first choice to have with dinner but I would definitely recommend it to the IPA lover who's looking for something new to try. (512 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a frothy, though small, white head that delivers a few strands of lace

Smell: Piney, with some tropical fruit (papaya, tangerine and just a touch of mango) elements and an underlying hint of toffee

Taste: The toffee malt flavor lays down the backbone and persists from start to finish, even as the piney and tropical fruit hop flavors assert themselves in the middle; both the hops and the malts have an interesting interplay that I also detected in their DIPA

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Although I prefer a more attenuated IPA, I do like the balance here so I don't mind the residual sweetness of this brew

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity (725 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (638 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to yoruefragile for sharing this one. Served in a Fantome tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate orange color with a good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings forward some orange, citrus, and tropical fruits and a light malt presence. The flavor is about the same with the fruit coming forward and malt in the background. Medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Pretty tasty. (417 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)

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

A: Bright orange-golden body. Large off-white frothy head. Moderate retention and spotty lacing.

S: Blend of pine, grapefruit, lemon, and soft caramel.

T: Nicely balanced IPA with a fair bit of citric hops without too much bitterness. The malts are present and pleasant. Good resinous pine towards the back end.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Light bitter hop bite. Slightly drying.

D: A nice IPA. Would love to try this super fresh and/or on tap and see how much more the hops might shine. (500 characters)

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

Thanks Michael, I'm always up for a little IPA. Served in a Fantome glass. Beer is amber mostly hazy with a thin white head, small and medium bubbles, some lacing, mild retention.

Aroma is piny with hints of malt and some citrus hops.

Overall a decent little IPA, medium bodied, moderate bitterness, fresh fruit on the palate, mild earthiness in the midpalate, minor malt backbone. I'd have it again if it were the only IPA available at the time. (448 characters)

Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.