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Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

331 Ratings
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 66
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Marble Brewery visit their website
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 tjsdomer2
2.83/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Light in color, a bit like an English IPA. Copper/golden tones all around.

Smell: Wet hops. Can't say I like this very much.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Definitely goes down smoothly, but that's because it's way too thin for an IPA. Taste is a lot like smell...wet/stale hops. Still, it has nice bite.

Drinkability: Not my favorite.

Overall: Probably the first miss by Marble that I've tasted.

tjsdomer2, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of mattsdenney
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear light gold w/ no haze and little head that dissipates quickly.

S: Strong smell of grapefruit, hops, and citrus.

T: Tastes as good as it smells with a strong hop backbone. Floral, bitter aftertaste that lingers.

M: Thin with medium carbonation. Feels light despite the 6+ abv %.

O: Overall a solid IPA with an intense hop bite.

mattsdenney, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of DaveMarner
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Golden brown with a half inch white head.

S - Hops all the way.

T - Hops once again. This is amazing. It is all about the hops. None of the side nonsense. This is what I think a solid ipa should be all about.

M - Nice medium carbonation. Very clean and crisp.

O - No complaints here. All around a great ipa.

DaveMarner, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of Jenkster4
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours an attractive sunshine orange. Its rather hazy, and you don't get an awful amount of head.

Nose: Nice hop aroma, very nice actually. Plenty of citrus (grapefruit), with a good balance of the pine aromas.

Taste: Strong grapefruit (juicy) taste. Very clean and balanced. Just a nice hop forward IPA.

Mouth: The one lived in the middle of the palate for me. Nice bitterness near the back of the mouth that finishes to a sweet dry finish.

Overall: I like this brew a lot, and could easily be a session IPA, no doubt. It's rather cheap, refreshing, light enough to pound back as many as you want, and just a solid offering.

Jenkster4, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of bljebd
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured ok with single finger head, color golden with good carbonation action.

smell is great with floral and citrus burst that tell me "this may be good"...

taste fulfils the smell with all flavors the nose decribed earlier..flowery first then citrus but finishes with slight bitterness that somehow holds the fruit for a great finish and great bitter feel

im a bigtime ipa guy and this is my first review...i had to write about this beer...its in my top 2 or 3 ipa's

must buy must try

bljebd, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of atomicbeer
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft pint at the Sleeping Dog Tavern in Santa Fe NM. Enticing orange grapefruit followed by passion fruit aroma. Can't get enough of sniffing this one! One finger head. Medium bitterness of grapefruit skin. Not sessionable but great with the salmon fish and chips. Rate this one very good, and did I mention that the aroma is heavenly!

atomicbeer, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of beer2day
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange gold pour with 1-finger finely bubbled white cream head. Decent retention, but not much lace. Active carbonation.

Nose is an herbal pine bomb. Very nice.

Lots of pine up front and tons in the finish. Gets a bit flowery in the end. Slight fizziness in my bottle, but could be an aberration.

Feel is about right for the style. More fizzy than cream, but works with the pine.

Very nice and easy to drink. Not a huge standout, but a solid west coast IPA.

beer2day, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

mactrail, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of Duff27
4.2/5  rDev +4%
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.

Duff27, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of trappistlover
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12oz bottle). Pours a hazy golden yellow with white head. Decent lacing shaping up. Some nice grapefruit aromas with a little hop funk, hay also. Taste is semi-sweet and bitter, like citrus pith. Lighter bodied but not thin. Oily texture with lively carbonation. Finish is pleasantly bitter, but somewhat chalky. Overall, this is a nice IPA and quite sessionable. A couple of tweaks and this beer will blow up.

trappistlover, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Marble IPA poured into pint glass... Dated- 5.16.11

A- Orange with egg white head about a finger and a half. Settles nice and slow and coats glass entirely in dense foam... Fairly clear but not completely

S- Intense blend of grapefruit and pine. Touch of oranges adds more fruit balance. Ends with caramel sweetness backbone thats evident but not too forward to detract from hops

T/M- Fairly piney, the pine and earthy spice is a bit much for me. Bitterness is also on harsh side but not quite to point of being toooo much. Not much sweetness, but grainy malt presence is known. Medium carbonation on a medium body, meh; I prefer a drier IPA..

O- It's ok; better than I thought it may be... As this warms the flavor, smell, bitterness, everything dies down which was a little disappointing. Aroma is nice, flavor is a bit less balanced though. Would get again in the end...

TheGordianKnot, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of gford217
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

gford217, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of titosupertramp
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, deep golden color with two fingers of foamy, white head. Nice thick film with large bubbles around the outer edges of the glass. Caked on lacing around all edges. This is a really nice looking beer.

S: Whoa. Big tropical fruit and pine. Pineapple, orange, some grassiness, sweet malts. The smell really took me by surprise. This a good beer.

T: Taste is just a little bit of a let down from the nose, but is still very good. The pine and grass seem take control while the tropical/citrus take a back seat. Sweet, bready malts and a slight honey taste rounds things out.

M: Medium bodied and creamy. For as hoppy of a beer this is, the finish isn't all that dry.

O: This is a very good IPA that's insanely drinkable and has just about everything you'd want. Very glad Marble IPA is now availabe in Nashville because I can see myself buying quite a lot of this in the future.

titosupertramp, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of andrewinski1
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Nice sticky white lacing atop a slightly hazy light golden color.

Nice hoppy aroma with pine and a hint of citrus. There is a bit of dankness.

The taste is very crisp and refreshing with lots of pine blending with a slight citrus kick in the finish.

This beer is medium bodied but drinks pretty light. Very enjoyable.

andrewinski1, May 29, 2011
Photo of Rampage1
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This sooo reminds me of Sculpin in the profiles of this beer.

Appearance: This beer pours with a nice white head and a slightly hazy golden color to it-- real nice color.

Smell: This is where this beer really shines-- it smells like tropical goodness-- mango,pineapple,maryjane floral all wrapped up into one intoxicating smell. This beer smells almost identical to SCULPIN which is my favorite single IPA. Big Props!

Taste: Has a great hop forward, crisp flavor with just enough malt backbone to balance it out quite nicely. Has a citrus flavor with a slight bready taste to it. Again taste is very similar to Sculpin. Highly recommended!

Mouthfeel: Has the perfect amount of carbonation to make this a great session beer.

Drinkablility: This is what i call a sessionable IPA. I like this because of the low ABV and the fact that it can bring so much tropical smell and flavor to the table with it being such a low ABV. I am drinking one of these as we speak and each time i take a sip i think of my beloved Sculpin.

Rampage1, May 17, 2011
Photo of CharlatanSin
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came in a box from the great papollo. Thanks big Paul!

A: Everything an IPA should be. A wonderful hazy gold color with about half an inch of white head that laces and settles into a ring.

S: Kinda grainy and grassy. Hoppier as it warms. Not an unpleasant aroma at all, but not a heavy hitter within the style.

T/M: This is one bitter mother. Very much citrus hop forward, with a solid malt undercurrent. The bitterness is accentuated by the extremely dry mouthfeel. Carbonation is light, body's a bit thin.

D: Overall, this is a very nice IPA, though not something I'd go out of my way to acquire.

CharlatanSin, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another extra from grownfool... Poured in my Yazoo Tulip pint.

A bright yellowy gold color with a nearly white head of 2 fingers. Excellent lacing and retention. The beer is effervescent as it bubbles up to create a head that is thick and creamy. The lace is gorgeous curtains of bubbles.

Smells of lemony citrus with notes of grass and pine. Very little malt.... Nice.
Tastes even better. Light dry malt with excellent hoppiness... Citrus and pine with a little bitterness... This is bright and fresh tasting. Very very good. The body is light and well-carbonated, making it feel light, airy, and refreshing.
The bitterness is light and well-integrated. This is a really grood beer that had been under my radar for a long time! Thanks grownfool!

AleWatcher, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of b3shine
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to frosted pint glass. Good appearance and bouquet. The hoppy scent is backed by an equally hoppy taste. I'm impressed. Its kick parallels double IPAs, but its mouthfeel is like a traditional American IPA. Tough to get other than out West. I got a 6er in Knoxville, TN (per a solid recommendation), but it's from Albequerque, NM, and markets west of the Mississippi River are few and far between.

b3shine, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of arizcards
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a mixed Marble sixer picked up from Papago Brewing in early March for $10.00.

Beer poured a golden orange with a white head that is leaving a thick lacing behind.

Nose has hints of floral hops with a grainy undertone.

Taste is hop forward, a very nice mix of pine, mango, and grapefruit. Resins linger nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a carbonation level that is refreshing.

Overall appeal of this brew is good. Great mix of hops make this a very tasty brew to sample.

arizcards, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of soju6
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a inviting golden color, clear with a nice full head that fades to good lacing.

S: Quite mild aroma of fresh grain with a trace of citrus.

T: Starts with a bit of sweetness, then fresh grain with a good bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and clean. Very well balanced.

D: Very drinkable, Easy to have a few without even trying. A nice surprise from New Mexico. Came across this while working in El Paso.

soju6, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of BgThang
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The nose on this is pretty good. Piney resigny with some earthy tones.

Thin lacing on the glass and the head retnetion dies pretty quick

Overall a descent ipa where the front end is more like a pale ale and the back end the hops hits you with a BAM!

For an ipa it does what its suppose too. glad I got this as an extra in a trade.
nice

BgThang, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pale golden, clear with great creamy/rocky head
S: characteristic IPA with pine and grapefruit, nice malt backbone
T: very good beer, nice balance of malt and hops without too much hops that it's over the top like most American IPAs, this one could easily rival the Sculpins of the world
M: very nice, good balance between malt and hops
D: very drinkable because so well balanced

wisrarebeer, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of CBlack85
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recieved this one in a trade with knm, Thanks.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a DFH shaped pint glass.

An aggressive pour yields a large, slightly off white head that slowly recedes into sheets of lacing that cover much of the glass. The beer is a copper/orangish color and is nearly crystal clear. Very appealing to look at.

The nose seems to be an even balance of citrusy/tropical fruity hops and caramel and bready malts. The fruity aromas are mainly of apricot, peach, grapefruit and just a hint of piney/grassy hops as well. The malts are bready and sweet; not overly complex and fairly well balanced.

The taste is similar to the aroma, but the hops are much more dominant; leading to a more hop forward, less balanced beer. Lots of tropical fruits as in the nose, but they seem to be more directed and sharper. Medium/light bodied and well carbonated. Very easy to drink. This is a very nice easy drinking IPA, it does not hit you over the head with a huge hop presence, but it is enough to stand up to many other more well known IPAs.

Good stuff

CBlack85, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of KAP1356
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade from GabrielM, thanks! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle dated 1/06/11...

A - Pours a slightly hazy lighter gold color with some occasional light orange highlights on the edges ofthe glass. A little eggshell white cap frms and very quickly recedes leaving a top with obvious yeasty spots.

S - Very piney hops right off the bat. Just a slight bit of citrus comes through as the malt backbone punches through the piney, resinous notes.

T - Nice piney, resinous taste. The citrus comes out much more on the palate than the nose and adds nicely to the overall hop profile. There is some malt presence, but nothing as powerfull as I would have thought. Very dry and earthy.

M - Sharp bite from the carbonation. Light bodied, just barely bordering on the light-medium bodied border.

D - Not a bad beer. Could be a nice session beer. Nothing special, but one that could be enjoyed in bulk on a hot summer day.

KAP1356, Feb 15, 2011
Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.