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Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 66
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 23:13:18 | More by Stinkypuss
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.05/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 14:44:27 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-19-2013 03:21:47 | More by drewone
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

04-02-2013 00:55:50 | More by mdaschaf
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 00:24:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.15/5  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.

Serving type: can

10-19-2012 22:34:08 | More by LXIXME
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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!!

Serving type: can

02-20-2014 07:34:09 | More by JohnGalt1
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-28-2014 02:35:47 | More by afsdan
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beertunes

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
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!

Serving type: can

07-08-2013 22:02:42 | More by beertunes
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
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).

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 21:22:20 | More by tobelerone
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 01:43:41 | More by HuskyinPDX
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-16-2012 05:09:58 | More by chippo33
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-21-2013 22:31:17 | More by Cynic-ale
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gford217

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Phelps.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin creamy white head that leaves sporadic lacing on the sides.

The aroma is all about the juicy citrus hops with pineapples leading the way. Bit of malts in the background but the hops get even stronger as it warms, grapefruit and a bit of candied fruits as well.

Taste has a nice pithy bitterness up front with oranges and grapefruit. The backbone is doughy malts is enough to balance things out a bit.

The mouthfeel is excellent, sticky with hops and really juicy for a regular IPA.

This is one of the better IPAs I've had recently. It's one of the most flavorful standard IPAs I can remember having. It's got as much complexity as a really solid DIPA. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 23:27:01 | More by gford217
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Duff27

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 02:56:22 | More by Duff27
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was a gift from Carla & Mark - Thanks much guys! Excellent brew! Had a nice, tho short lived head and a clear amber color. Aroma is a super fresh hop; heavy grapefruit. Flavor is also very fresh and fits the style so well. Palate is perfect. Finish is like flavor, nothing off, very drinkable. Wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 02:06:14 | More by drpimento
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 05:18:52 | More by ArrogantB
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.78/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 01:28:59 | More by rudzud
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GHB for a couple bottles of this IPA a few weeks back. Forgot to enter reviews of it (& the IIPA, I see), so here we are. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour is clean, filtered, light orange. Active carbonation. Nice floral hops in the nose, plus faint breeze of grain, grass, & citrus. Promising.

Marble IPA is a lie-in-the bushes kind of IPA. The barefoot floral & caramel massage builds slowly into a raunchy hop kick in the chards. The sweet malt in the middle complements the hops rather than detracts from them. Bitterness sticks around like a high-school bully. My hand goes to the glass almost of its own accord.

This is an excellent beer. The transition in each sip is unique - every mouthful goes from yummy to searingly bitter. Absolutely unique. Impressed.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:45:52 | More by maximum12
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alexgash

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Clear and clean deep golden body. Fat finger of dense, frothy, eggshell white head. Great lacing and retention. Peppery, spicy, citrusy, and piny hops on the nose. Sugary fruit malt notes as well.

Peppery, spicy hop bitterness up front. Sweetish bread and fruit notes follow. Light tropical fruits fill in as snappy, piny hop bitterness takes over into the finish. Lingering peppery, citrus hops. Dry. Medium body with a creamy feel. Another nice beer from Marble.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 04:40:36 | More by alexgash
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 17:36:16 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying several of the Marble offerings while visiting Albuquerque. In advance of my trip my local buddy has been pumping me up on Marble IPA saying it was one of his favorites. While he's not a BA member, he knows a lot about quality beers and enjoys quality IPA's. I have to say, the is correct, this is a great IPA.

Bright gold in color with the slightest of a haze, wonderful full creamy head that rises above the glass. Excellent lacing. Indeed, a fine looking IPA.

Aroma is fantastic. Immediately lets you know you are dealing with a fresh IPA and one with great hop character. Bright, floral and focusing mainly on citrus/grapefruit notes. Very perfume like.

Excellent flavor that does follow the lead of the aroma. Burst of citrus hops with plenty of grapefruit even with the flavor of the peel. The malt profile is excellent and has that cracker/light bread flavor that I enjoy. Fresh is the main thought you have as you enjoy this.

Bright, refreshing, medium bodied with a crisp level of carbonation.

Have really enjoyed drinking this in my time in town. Excellent IPA and one that I think will get more play in the coming months.

Well Done. (Their Red Ale is great too!)

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 13:08:28 | More by Reagan1984
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-18-2014 05:38:53 | More by mhaugo
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to papollo for this one!

Pours a light golden color, which is just stellar in light. A Big, fluffy, stark white head sits on top, slowly dissipates into chunks, and leaves huge amounts of sticky, web-like lacing.

The smell is very floral, earthy, and piney. Hints of resins and citrus show up as well. Faint malts are there, with previews of the crisp bitterness to come.

Similar to the nose, the taste is littered with floral notes, sweet citrus and an amazing woody pine flavor. Bitterness is sharp, but tamed perfectly.

The feel is light to medium bodied, with a good mix of a sticky and slick feeling. Balanced carbonation, with a little crispness. This thing gives a quick assault on your tastebuds, but consoles them as it goes down.

IPA's were made to drink this way, bottom line. A very excellent beer, and I'm thankful I have another bottle and their DIPA in queue!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 19:30:27 | More by EgadBananas
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BGsWo22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-11-2013 20:32:14 | More by BGsWo22
Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.