Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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90
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137 Reviews
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Reviews: 137
Hads: 407
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 68
Gots: 61 | FT: 5
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Wolfsdenbrew on 06-12-2008

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Reviews: 137 | Hads: 407
Photo of ISmith87
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this one up since it rated similarly to Hop Knot.

A - 4.0 - Pours a nice orange amber color that's kind of hazy but that's alright. Has a half finger of white head at first that disappears to leave a nice lacing on the glass. The bottles/cans are a very plain design, which doesn't make any difference to me anyway.

S - 4.5 - Hops in your face. Very citrusy/piney smell not accompanied by very much malt at all. Grapefruit and citrus zest.

T - 4.25 - Nice and bitter, with grapefruit flavors from the hops at the forefront. Pine needles are prevalent too.

M - 4.0 - light-medium mouthfeel, very bitter, leaves a nice bitter hop aftertaste like most IPAs, alc completely covered

O - 4.25 - This is a great IPA, especially for the price at $9/6 pack of cans, or $7.50/6 pack of bottles. I don't know why so many breweries are insisting on charging more for cans but it's frustrating, especially in the summer when everyone wants to go swimming/boating/fishing/etc. But hey, at least it's not as expensive as Sculpin or Gubna. (1,039 characters)

Photo of JohnG190
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber with a two-finger, billowy near-white head. Good lacing. Great aroma, a pleasant melange of citrus pith, spice, pine resin, and a hint of dank. Some bready notes can also be detected. Solid malt taste with citrus bitterness. Sweet on the back end. Finishes dry. Medium body with nice carbonation. Overall a solid brew, between this and La Cumbre's Elevated IPA, New Mexico is demonstrating an uncanny ability to produce quality IPAs (453 characters)

Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy amber/orange,fluffy one finger head,lots of tiny bubbles,fair amount of sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma is grapefruit peel,orange & pine, hops are in the spotlight.

Taste is a pleasant mirror of the aroma, lots of bright citrus flavors,pleasant bitter aftertaste,malt just enough to support the hops. Alcohol nicely hidden.

Light medium body, above average mouthfeel, well carbonated.

Straight up solid IPA that has a lot going for it, nicely hoppy, with a crisp dry finish. (486 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.44/5  rDev -15.5%
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! (808 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (483 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 MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-golden amber color with a smallish white head and decent lacing

S-citrus, orange, pine, bread, floral

T-bread dough, grapefruit, orange, floral, pine, nice bitter finish

F- medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a nice IPA with good flavor and balance (266 characters)

Photo of Auraan
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a pretty golden, with a tiny bit of head. It looks like what I look for in an IPA. Scents of pine, malt and some citrus. Flavor begins with malt sweetness and moves into pine, slight floral and some grapefruit, finishes with more floral flavors and ends with an aftertaste of grapefruit pith. Quite good, very true to style and some of the better IPAs I've tasted. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, quite easy to drink and feels good on the palate. An excellent example of an American IPA out of New Mexico, worth trying to find. (551 characters)

Photo of LarryK
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got my hands on an incredibly fresh six-pack through the dearly departed Beerjobber.com. 12-oz can poured into my IPA flute. Aroma is classic citrus/tropical west coast IPA; flavor hints of Cascade, Centennial, Citra and Columbus though likely not all four. An exceptionally drinkable, delicious IPA. Between Marble and La Cumbre, New Mexico is starting to turn into a big-time player in the national IPA scene -- a shame their beers are available in only a tiny fraction of the country. (487 characters)

Photo of Beerandboards
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled 9 days ago

A - golden color, crispy clear, 2 inches of foam, reduces rather quickly, large amount if chunky lacing.

S - a little thin, but a brief kick of floral hops with some orange a md grapefruit citrus. Nice, but fleeting.

T - nice big punch of bitter oily citrus. Grapefruit is the lead, with some dense orange peel. Quick and clean bitter finish.

M - lighter side of medium mouthfeel. Nice oily hop element.

O - this IPA gets overshadowed by La Cumbre Elevated, which is brewed just a couple miles down the road. I'd actually neglected it for a long while. But it's extremely solid. I wish the nose were a little more prominent, but other than that, this is a really nice beer. (711 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 johnnybgoode
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The march towards incredible beers in cans continues. This beer had the most fragrant hop aroma I have ever experience for a beer in a can. Clean, crisp citrus joy. The flavor was also outstanding. Light yet full of great piney citrus flavor. A very drinkable IPA. (264 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
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! (375 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-12-26 in Columbia, PA

A - Almost-clear amber-orange with a 1-finger offwhite head and good lacing.

S - Wow. Big amount of fresh mango and pineapple followed by some pine and hop bud goodness. My kind of smell for an IPA! Compares favorably to Zombie Dust when freshly poured

T - Orange, pineapple, toasted cracker, pine, reams of orange zest bitterness, which lingers strong, proud and long into the finish. The apparent IBUs are strong in this one.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Very prickly, resinous.

O - An impressive brew. Not balanced though - it leans hard to the bitter side. Would've liked a bit more fruit/malt sweetness to moderate the IBUs. (678 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
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+ (1,655 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 mastodonj
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a short tumbler

A very light amber, one of the lightest IPAs you'll find.
Nice lacing, surprising since they head begins as a very bubbly almost industrial type head
But rapidly turns to a thick head.

Nose is an awesome blend of floral and citrus. The fresh hop smell reminds me
Of Dugana, about the highest praise I can give.

Taste follows the nose with the fresh bitterness and clean finish of the citrus. I was glad to see that the label indicates the centennial hops that I thought I tasted. But they say that Amarillo and Columbus are also there.

Feel is fairly astringent but full if that makes sense.

Overall, this is one that I am going to start keeping an eye out for.... (698 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (471 characters)

Photo of jegross2
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Marble IPA from the Marble Brewery out of New Mexico.
Score: 91

Unknown vintage can. Served in a Founders tulip and enjoyed on 10/15/12.

Appearance: Pours a clean, slightly darker honey-orange color than the Surly Wet, and is also less transparent than Surly Wet, but not quite translucent. Two fingers of off-white head at pour settle to a thin film atop the glass. Excellent lacing and retention. This is a really beautiful looking IPA. 4.5/5

Smell: Hoppy tropical citrus! Piney grapefruit, oranges and peach. Hint of earthy caramel malt. 4.25/5

Taste: Piney grapefruit galore here with a nice lingering bitterness. Caramal malt backbone. There's some dirty/earthy citrus in the mix too. Not a whole lot of sweetness comes off of the citrus flavors, which is making this a bit of a bitter bomb. I personally dig it, but others may not. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with a low amount of carbonation that lets the bitterness sit and layer on the tongue, though there is a little prickliness to the hoppiness here. Super oily mouthfeel. 4/5

Overall: A super solid IPA. What an excellent New Mexico year-round local. I think it is super cool that Marble's stuff, including this IPA, has appeared in the background of various Breaking Bad episodes.

Recommendation: Seek this one out if you are trading with someone local to this brew and like IPA. Might be a little bitter-intense for the casual beer drinker, however.

Pairings: Biscuits.

Cost: $9 for a six pack of 12 oz cans. (1,503 characters)

Photo of RattleheadKV2
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into Unibroue tulip. No freshness date on can, but the cans are only a couple weeks old or so, so rather fresh.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear orange/amber color, with about 2-3 fingers of head from a hard pour, of a dense white head that dissipates to nice ring around the rim of the glass, that leaves some very nice lacing throughout.

Smell: Very citrusy, almost a fresh squeezed grapefruit, or orange, very faint pinyness in the background, and a rather subdued malty biscuit like quality.

Taste: Up front is just citrus big time, lots of grapefruit, and orange. In the middle and back of the mouth you really get the hop bitterness, and a nice astringency.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp, and clean with very nice dryness in the end that begs you to take another sip.

Overall: As Marble's slogan goes "Rock Solid Beers" this is one rock solid IPA, and a staple in my fridge. And the fact that it's now available in cans makes it all the better. At $7-$8 a 6-pack this is my go to "everyday beer". (1,025 characters)

Photo of maximum12
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (768 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a murky orange-yellow pour, 1/2" of foamy white head, nice amounts of patchy lacing throughout.
smells of sweet malt, citrusy grapefruit is strong, piney hops.. has an overall citrus tang scent!
earthy bitterness up front releasing a very nice citrus/grapefruit flavor. a nice malty backbone (not actually as sweet as it smelled) balances this beer out.
medium body, high carbonation, goes down a little too easy!
a very nice subtle ipa, very reminiscent of sixpoint bengali tiger. nothing extremely special, but just a really tasty ipa! (537 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 AEArider
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a glowing, opaque gold/orange, with a billowing, tightly knit head. Smell is dominated by herbal hop essences, and while not especially citrusy, definitely some fruity tones as well. Taste is of earthy hoppiness and a bass malt profile that balances nicely. The feel is slightly sticky, leaving a lasting hop-inuced shock to the palate. Overall a great IPA! (364 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)

Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.