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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 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 jonziefle
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy straw color. Half finger white head with good retention. Minimal visible carbonation.

Smell: Sweet syrupy hops, without a hint of malts.

Taste: Lots of hops and not very balanced; fatigues the tongue after a while. Not much sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A little thin in body, but with a nice hop bite.

Drinkability: It’s a pretty standard IPA (my favorite style) and good, but nothing especially notable.

Buy Again? Maybe

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Photo of joeworrall
2.73/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tonight I am comparing several different IPA's that are all poured from a can. In addition to this one, I am tasting Ska Brewing's Modus Hoperendi IPA, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA and Santa Fe Brewing Happy Camper IPA.

This beer poured from a can into a large tulip glass is cloudier than any of the other 3, and has a very minimal head. The aroma is nice citrus and floral, but it doesn't translate directly to the palate. This is a bitter IPA with a sort of sour aftertaste.... Not terribly impressed. Reading thru some of the other reviews on BA, I wonder if I am drinking something past it's "drink by" date.

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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 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 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 ISmith87
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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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

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Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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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 alexgash
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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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 MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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

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Photo of Auraan
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of LarryK
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of Beerandboards
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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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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Photo of johnnybgoode
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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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 Tucquan
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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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 DenverLogan
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of mastodonj
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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....

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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 jegross2
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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