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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 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 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 Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was sent by GHB, big thanks!! This poured out as a very nice clear yellow color with a decent white head on top. Nice thin retention and lacing. The smell has a very nice fresh hoppy pine aroma. There is a nice grapefruit flavor with a subtle malt sweetness as well. The mouthfeel is smooth, light bodied and drinkable. Overall the beer is very good, worth checking out!

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Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
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

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Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a lidless glass German stein.

Thanks to papollo for this bottle!

I'm digging this New Mexico jag, even though it's coming to a trickle now. This entry pours a clear pale straw topped by about a finger of white micro-foam. The nose exhibits a fine balance between piny grapefruit and sweet caramel. And not much else. The taste follows in lock-step, though the caramel has a very slight advantage (I blame myself for waiting so long to crack this one open). The body is a heavy light, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, a very nice representation of the IPA style. It may not be fancy, but it is pleasant and balanced. Good times.

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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 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 LXIXME
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A small to maybe medium sized off white head settles into a decent lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

Citrus and pine dominate a hoppy aroma.

Almost a bitter soapiness to a taste that is full of citrus, floral, and pine style hops.

A dryish aftertaste that has some of the bitterness left over from the taste with some slight citrus tastes coming along for the ride on this medium bodied and easy drinking beer.

I could drink a few of these, quite a few.

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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 mdfb79
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 11/05/11 notes. Thanks to yourfragile for sharing this one. Consumed right before their DIPA.

a - Pours a hazy orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells tropical fruits, citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, and pine hops. Ton of fresh hops and fruit, great nose here.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, fruity malts, and some decent bitterness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice bitter bite in the mouth.

o - Overall a really good IPA. I like the nose a lot; it was super hoppy and fresh. Would love to have it again.

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Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is light yellow hued and moderately hazy. The head is white and measures about a half inch, leaving some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is hop forward and inviting. Notes of citrus and tropical fruits. The scent is my favorite aspect of the beer. The flavor is good. Hop forward with a light malt component. A bit lacking in depth. Light to medium in body. Aftertaste fades quickly. Overall, a decent beer. I would have this again.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Date of 04/21/10; Sampled April 29th 2010
Hopefully that is a bottled on date and not a best by date, considering this just arrived in AZ it is likely the former. A vigorous pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two-finger thick, lightly tan colored head. The beer is a very pretty, almost reddish-orange tinged copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper hue when held up to the light. Ahhhh, the aroma is nice and fresh; super-tropical fruit-like aromatics backed by a pungent hoppiness just about jumps out of the glass. The notes are a mix of huge lychee, kumquat, floral peach, sharp tangelo-zest oil, dank herbal "hemp" notes and a herbaceaous pine-like character drowns out the malt character to no more than a supporting role.

A sweet beginning melds into a fairly dry, light bodied beer that finishes with a pine / herbal bitterness that lingers on the palate. While the juicy fruity hop character accentuates a perceived sweetness the malt character is pretty dry here; some biscuit like malt character and toasted cracker notes play a supporting role in the flavor. While the pungent hop-fruit flavor is much reduced when compared to the aroma, there is still lots of lychee, tangelo and essential citrus oil notes that play a supporting role to the more dominant herbaceaous notes that are found in the flavor. I really like how light and quaffable this is, the pungent hop character keeps it from being excessively quaffable, but this is right in the sweet spot for an IPA.

This is a very clean, impressive IPA out of New Mexico. It is far better than any locally availible bottled Arizona IPA; oh wait, there are none of those, a fact that is an incredible sore point with me, fuckin AZ brewers. Even still, this is a damn nice IPA that I wouldn't mind having fresh six-packs lying around of. If I had to complain, I would wish for the flavor to lean more towards the bright fruity-hop character than it does, but that is really a minor complaint, and purely one of personal-prefference.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Duff27
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/18/11

A- Damn near three inches of an off white head with a clear but somewhat hazy golden body. A few dozen streams of effervescence. Great head retention and clumpy lacing.

S- Citrus explodes out of the bottle and into the pint glass. "Fresh."

T- That clean citrus-tinged hop character that I love...almost sour citrus (think lemon/lime) but not quite. Good caramel malt backbone but hops dominate the balance slightly. Well hidden alcohol.

M- Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel with adequate carbonation.

D/O- Underrated and under distributed(?) beer right here. Could drink for days if need be. Hopefully in the future this will get into the hands of more and more BAs because New Mexico has a gem in this IPA and Marble Brewery alike. Thanks TATURBO.

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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 rhoadsrage
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a deep coppery yellow clear body with a good carbonation of tiny bubbles and a thick white spongy head that turns to a thick meniscus and last for the full beer. There are thick clouds of foam that stick as registry marks on the glass after each sip.

S- Big juicy green hops with a pine and citrus aroma have a faint bitter note in the finish. The hops come through even during the pour.

T- Fresh juicy green hops taste with a slight sweet malty taste behind it. There is some bold pine flavors with some limy citrus flavors and a light cat pee flavor (which is a tasty thing). This beer finishes with a soft hop bitterness that lingers just briefly after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and no alcohol heat at all.

D- This beer has wonderful fresh bold hops that are well supported by a sweet malt base and bitterness. This beer has one of the best hops flavors and aromas while still being very drinkable and it was a nice session beer. The hop bitterness takes a bit of a step forward as the beer warms but it is always in check. I drank one of these following a nice greasy Monte Cristo sandwich and thought I was in heaven.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very tasty IPA from that craft beer mecca, New Mexico. Orange-copper color with decent clarity, a good-sized cream-colored head, solid retention and lacing. Nice overall appearance. Well hopped aroma; faint caramel sweetness from the malt, but most prominent are citrus, tropical fruit, and pine resin notes.

Hop-forward flavor: tropical fruits; mango, pineapple, citrus, orange, lemon, grapefruit. Lesser hop notes of pine, resin, and herbal flavors. Moderately sweet but quite restrained caramel malt character very much in keeping with the west coast IPA style.

Medium body and carbonation; slightly smooth and creamy; a spot-on mouthfeel for a bottled IPA. Really an exemplary example of the style and something I’d buy again if I ever ran across it (not likely living on the east coast).

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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 rudzud
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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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 Beerandraiderfan
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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