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Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 67
Gots: 30 | 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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Photo of elgiacomo
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

elgiacomo, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev -0.7%

savagepm, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
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).

tobelerone, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of riored4v
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a tulip. Hazy orange body with a dense, rocky, off-white head. Great lacing.

Aroma had a mellow maltiness that backed the hop aroma nicely. Good amount of citrus aroma with some lemony and orange notes. Very bright hop aroma.

Taste was a great example of IPA. Very bright hop flavor with orange, lemon and citrus flavors. Mild biscuity flavor with some good maltiness to back the bitterness. Light sweetness. Finish has a medium lingering bitterness that was somewhat resiny. No signs of ABV.

Medium body, medium carb with a dry finish.

Overall a good example of an IPA. Nice maltiness helps balance the hop bitterness.

riored4v, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Thehopluver
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Thehopluver, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of carteravebrew
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev -0.7%

cfh64, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of BobLoblaw
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

BobLoblaw, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of azdback
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. Bottled on 5/2/12. Fairly light orange, almost yellow, color and very clear. Millions of tiny carbonation bubbles lead to a large three finger head that is bright white in color and creamy and frothy in appearance. Lace isn't doing much yet but we'll see. By the end of the glass the lace is great and sticks in large speckled sheets.

Smell is wonderful citrus, orange and pink grapefruit maybe some pineapple. There is just a hint of bread and earth.

Taste is bright and citrus bitter, yellow grapefruit and orange peel. This one is quite the palate wrecker. There is some malt body to balance this out but not by much. Quite nice.

Mouth is crisp with a spritzy carbonation. Body is delicate to medium and the finish is average and dry.

Overall I really like what the boys over in Albuquerque are doing. This is pretty much a West Coast IPA through and through. Lots of tongue lashing and not a ton of malt body or musty yeast strains. Gread job Marble and thanks to my friend Luis for muling this one over to me.

azdback, May 31, 2012
Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a thumb and a half width creamy off-white head. A very nice aroma; sweet and biscuity malt foundation wit some nice tropical fruitiness, along with some rind and pine to give off some bitterness. A moderately bitter flavor that properly reflects the aroma;. Crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice IPA.

denver10, May 27, 2012
Photo of CaptCleveland
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 5/11/12 received in trade today from shuntstout.

Hazy, golden orange elixir poured into DFH snifter. Nice one-finger, white head, leaves 2mm cap on brew. Beautiful, fluffy lacing coats the glass.

Citrus aromas of oranges, grapefruit, lemon zest and pineapple.

Smooth bitterness, grapefruit tang, bit of the malt backbone comes through.

Medium body, well carbonated.

Solid IPA. I appreciate the lower ABV (under 7%) but don't find it lessens the hop impact. Look forward to more from Marble.

CaptCleveland, May 25, 2012
Photo of MFauver35
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

MFauver35, May 17, 2012
Photo of TXhomebrewer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

TXhomebrewer, May 13, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
3.95/5  rDev -2%
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.

Beaver13, May 11, 2012
Photo of kiki3drt292
4/5  rDev -0.7%

kiki3drt292, May 08, 2012
Photo of donmonkey1
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy orange with nice thick white head and good lacing. Outstanding carbonation.

Smell: citrusy-pine hops

Taste: Pine hops with citrus/grapefruit and really good. It tastes great. I've never had a piney beer this great before. Excellent blend of hops.

An excellent ipa that totally satisfies the need for the hop. A class by itself.

donmonkey1, May 06, 2012
Photo of SiflandOlly
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

SiflandOlly, May 01, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked it up at Trader Joe’s in Albuquerque, N.M. Poured from a bottle into a small glass (maybe eight ounces) that I had in the hotel room in Albuquerque, N.M. on April 20. About a finger of head. Color was golden yellow with lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Frothy, cloudy white lacing on the top. Healthy amount of sporadic film on the sides.

Smelled of hops right off the get-go, but not overwhelming. Seemed to be grapefruit citrus hops. Decent amount of pine in there. Some sweetness to it too.

Not a bad taste, definitely better than the smell. Got the citrus notes up front (more lemon up front, ending with definite grapefruit). Pretty piny, too. Could definitely taste the alcohol. Not as bitter as I would have though.

Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, grapefruit finish.

Pretty happy with this beer. Grapefruit rules the day here.

BucannonXC5, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
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.

ArrogantB, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of ldawg87801
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

ldawg87801, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/20/12.

Served cold into a pint glass, Marble IPA is a slightly hazy golden yellow color with thin sticky head.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy and fresh with nice citrus character.

Flavor is really quite nice with strong hop bitterness and flavor. The citrus from the aroma carries over with the addition of pine.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall a strongly hopped IPA but one with a little lower ABV than most making it a little more drinkable.

GilGarp, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of chugalug06
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
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!

chugalug06, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
4/5  rDev -0.7%

poppyjohn, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of beerrooster
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

beerrooster, Apr 14, 2012
Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.