Marble IPA - Marble Brewery
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3.71/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
10-20-2013 00:15:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
4/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
11-15-2011 12:27:04 | More by Thorpe429
3.99/5 rDev -1%
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
06-06-2013 02:24:57 | More by brentk56
4.18/5 rDev +3.7%
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!
02-03-2013 22:48:12 | More by Knapp85
4.15/5 rDev +3%
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.
09-15-2010 05:26:25 | More by TMoney2591
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
09-26-2013 00:26:09 | More by emerge077
4/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
08-04-2012 04:13:26 | More by largadeer
4/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
11-14-2011 00:46:52 | More by drabmuh
3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
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
03-24-2012 17:32:51 | More by StonedTrippin
3.63/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
07-19-2011 03:54:06 | More by mactrail
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
11-09-2011 19:26:42 | More by mdfb79
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
05-06-2010 03:14:27 | More by Gueuzedude
3.23/5 rDev -19.9%
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.
12-26-2012 01:21:44 | More by kojevergas
Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.