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Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

298 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 66
Gots: 28 | 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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wedgie9

Tennessee

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasted from bottle. Pours bright orange with a frothy and rocky white head that has serious retention. Nose is primarily resin, citrus, and pine hops, but there is a solid backbone of malt and some mango and guava tropical fruitiness as well. The citrus, pine, and resin all come through very nicely on the palate, but the malt seems to be non-existant until the finish. The tropical fruits including orange come through nicely on the palate as well. The body is light, and the carbonation is very lively with a long bitter hops finish. This really is a very good single IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 20:15:11 | More by wedgie9
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Florida9

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Phelps for this one:

A: Cloudy pale orange-tinted yellow in color. Forms a smallish, rocky head on the pour. Light lacing.

S: Very aromatic. Very strong citrus aroma: grapefruit and lemon with some pine as well.

T: Rather light. Light sweet pale malts. Predominantly grapefruit and citrus with a moderate bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium with active carbonation. Very light for an IPA.

D: Easy drinker. Great aroma with a friendly citrusy flavor. However, this one leans more to an APA than an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 01:13:36 | More by Florida9
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dkarlstrum

New Mexico

4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type- Both bottle and on Tap at the Marble Tap room

Appearance- Orange/Yellow/Golden color With a nice 1/2 inch, rather sticky head.
Smell- Grapefruit, pine, lots of citrus
Taste- great (but not overwhelming) hop flavor. Taste grapefruit, citrus, pine, some floral notes.
Mouth feel- Good body and carbonation
Drinkability- I could drink this all day

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 14:18:04 | More by dkarlstrum
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a lidless glass German stein.

Thanks to papollo for this bottle!

I'm digging this New Mexico jag, even though it's coming to a trickle now. This entry pours a clear pale straw topped by about a finger of white micro-foam. The nose exhibits a fine balance between piny grapefruit and sweet caramel. And not much else. The taste follows in lock-step, though the caramel has a very slight advantage (I blame myself for waiting so long to crack this one open). The body is a heavy light, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, a very nice representation of the IPA style. It may not be fancy, but it is pleasant and balanced. Good times.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 05:26:25 | More by TMoney2591
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Domingo

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fresh bottle from NM brought back. I wonder how long it will be before these guys hit the big time?
Pours a honey color. A good amount of foam for the style, lots of lacing, too.
Not surprisingly, lots of fruity hops on the nose.
Sweet tropical flavors hit initially, the middle has more of a pine/citrus rind character, and the finish has a lingering peach note.
It sounds simple...and it is to a degree, but it's excellent.
For the 2nd beer in a row Marble has captured huge hop flavors usually only found in DIPA's and experiments into a highly drinkable, memorable IPA.
Mouthfeel is think enough to drink on a hot day, but with enough texture to make for a good food pairing.
Normally I'm not a huge IPA guy, but I could definitely have 3-4 of these.
Up there with the best IPA's around. Floral hop fans might not like it as much, but it's right up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 01:54:03 | More by Domingo
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koopa

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade with GabrielM thanks!

Appearance: Pours a soft golden with a touch of orange and a nice rocky white 2 finger crown that displays good retention and lace.

Smell: Loads of grapefruit over bready malt. My type of IPA nose!

Taste: Same as nose but a bit more "rind" like. Could use some tropical fruit notes in my opinion. A very pithy IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with good carbonation. Standard.

Drinkability: Sessionable IPA here.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 22:39:43 | More by koopa
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Phelps

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/16/10

Looks: perfectly translucent pine-sol orange. A half-finger yellow-white head quickly becomes just a ring. Tiny dollops of lace spot the glass.

Smells: snappy. Glorious grapefruit and pine, along with other citrus: lemon, tangerine. Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial. Biting, herbal. Not too much malt in the back, but what's there imparts a nice honey sweetness.

Tastes: hop-heavy. This is one IPA that leans heavily upon its hops. Grapefruit, pine trees, crackers. Not a ton of sweet malt. Almost tastes like a pilsner background. Lightly bitter in the back. Pretty standard.

Feels: medium carb, smooth, rolls over the tongue nicely. I actually pick up a slight alcohol heat, which is odd for an IPA, especially one that's only 6%. Slightly light-bodied.

Drinks: sensibly. I'll agree with the text on the bottle that says this is "one rock-solid IPA." Solid, yes, but nothing really special.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 00:39:33 | More by Phelps
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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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boralyl

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to TheDankOne for hooking me up with this bottle.

A - Pouring into a pint glass produces a half inch of sticky white head. The head retention is excellent and leaves generous lacing on the inside of the glass. The beer is clear and golden with orange highlights.

S - The nose is nice and hop forward. There is juicy citrus and tropical notes throughout. In addition there is a light caramel aroma.

M - Light to medium in body with active carbonation. Slightly resinous and dry.

T - Wow, this beer produces an amazing tropical flavor profile. There is pineapple, mango and citrus present. There's a small amount of grapefruit in the finish with a fairly low bitterness thanks to the complementing caramel malt backbone.

This beer is so refreshing and well balanced that I wish it was distributed in my neck of the woods. It's an outstanding IPA and could easily hang out with the other awesome IPAs that are out there. This beer has inspired me to look into creating an IPA with Columbus, Centennial, and Amarillo hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 02:22:21 | More by boralyl
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear, deep golden color with a thick white head that leaves loads of lacing.

Smells of citrus, and floral hops.

Tastes of big delicious hops. Notes of grapefruit with a good amount of bitterness. Some floral and grassy notes come through as well. A bit of tropical type fruits come through with mango and pineapple. Pale malts are well represented with a bit of bread and a small sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 04:19:02 | More by ocelot2500
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yemenmocha

Arizona

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

I hereby declare this to be a "Sculpin Lite", and I mean that as a kind compliment.

Pours golden with very slight haze and creamy white head that laces well in my glass.

Nose is the best feature of this ale - lots of zingy fresh grapefruit and tangerine. As a Centennial fan I can't help but notice its presence as well.

Palate has some of the sharpness that I've found in other notable IPAs. There's a salient grassy/herbal flavor as well, which is quite nice.

Finishes rather dry, with some powdery hay/straw. Very drinkable too.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 02:43:01 | More by yemenmocha
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Date of 04/21/10; Sampled April 29th 2010
Hopefully that is a bottled on date and not a best by date, considering this just arrived in AZ it is likely the former. A vigorous pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two-finger thick, lightly tan colored head. The beer is a very pretty, almost reddish-orange tinged copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper hue when held up to the light. Ahhhh, the aroma is nice and fresh; super-tropical fruit-like aromatics backed by a pungent hoppiness just about jumps out of the glass. The notes are a mix of huge lychee, kumquat, floral peach, sharp tangelo-zest oil, dank herbal "hemp" notes and a herbaceaous pine-like character drowns out the malt character to no more than a supporting role.

A sweet beginning melds into a fairly dry, light bodied beer that finishes with a pine / herbal bitterness that lingers on the palate. While the juicy fruity hop character accentuates a perceived sweetness the malt character is pretty dry here; some biscuit like malt character and toasted cracker notes play a supporting role in the flavor. While the pungent hop-fruit flavor is much reduced when compared to the aroma, there is still lots of lychee, tangelo and essential citrus oil notes that play a supporting role to the more dominant herbaceaous notes that are found in the flavor. I really like how light and quaffable this is, the pungent hop character keeps it from being excessively quaffable, but this is right in the sweet spot for an IPA.

This is a very clean, impressive IPA out of New Mexico. It is far better than any locally availible bottled Arizona IPA; oh wait, there are none of those, a fact that is an incredible sore point with me, fuckin AZ brewers. Even still, this is a damn nice IPA that I wouldn't mind having fresh six-packs lying around of. If I had to complain, I would wish for the flavor to lean more towards the bright fruity-hop character than it does, but that is really a minor complaint, and purely one of personal-prefference.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 03:14:27 | More by Gueuzedude
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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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Flashsp2

New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Marble Brewery IPA into 25cl tulip

Slightly hazed orange with golden and yellow highlights. A half inch
white head that leaves nice stick throughout.

Aroma is so damn hop forward. Tangerines, grapefruit, pine needles, floral.

Grapefruit zest, tangerines, navel oranges, pine sap, raw hop leafs.
Intense and fresh.

Body is light and refreshing, with a moderate carbonation.

This is way easy to throw back. One of the absolute best IPAs that I
have ever been fortunate enough to drink. On par with greats like Two
Hearted and Stone IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 12:35:31 | More by Flashsp2
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dudemuskie

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My parents and I were staying in the Hotel Albuquerque and we stopped in at the hotel restaurant for dinner. I was stoked to see local brews on their menu, including 12 oz bottles of an IPA from Marble Brewing Company! Knowing I was about to dive into a steamy spicy bowl of green chile stew, I went for the IPA! Turns out it was an excellent decision!

Appearance- Brilliant orange with a slowly fading eggshell white head. Nice clingy lacing most of the way down.

Aroma- LOADS of juicy supercharged american hops oozing with aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, orange...wow. A faint caramel maltiness lies underneath but heavy handed hop aromas are front and center.

Flavor- Starts off the same as aromatics with juicy bursting hop flavors. Middle brings out some resinous, dank hop notes and even some hints of earthy woodiness and a hint of caramel malt. Minerally finish cuts the heavy hop flavors leaving a fairly crisp, slightly dry finish. Bitterness levels relatively low as most of the hop additions apparently geared towards flavor and aroma.

Mouthfeel- Moderate to high CO2, medium bodied, slightly drying finish, and a low to moderate residual sweetness.

Overall- Quite unbalanced towards hops side, but that is about what I would expect out of an American IPA! The finish makes this boundary pushing brew very drinkable. The bright American hop flavors are incredible and excellent with spicy local foods! Was a perfect beer for that green chile stew! I will definitely seek out more Marble Brews next time I am in town!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 05:35:57 | More by dudemuskie
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jeffthecheff

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks orefu for the bottle. 22 oz, no freshness date.

Poured into a shaped pint, this is a very nice looking beer. It's a light copper color with quite a bit of haze. The head has a great formation with very tiny bubbles and great lacing.

The aroma is a clean mix of fresh green hops that create a nice citrus aroma. The label lists Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial as the hops used in this beer, with Centennial being the highlight of the aroma. No yeast character to speak of.

This beer has a nice, below average bitterness and the distinct, herbal, grassy hop flavor of Columbus hops. Good amount of fruitiness that tastes like fruity pebbles. The hop finish actually contains more flavor than bitterness, and it lingers a ton.

Nice, creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation and almost no fizz. The beer has good drinkabilty, this was an easy bomber.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 00:58:53 | More by jeffthecheff
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SourHopHead

New Mexico

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

A- Copper color with a slight haze. Nice head retention.

S- Big citrus hops when opening and during the pour.

T- Fresh hop taste. Well balanced malty and bitter flavor. Seem to taste a different hop with each sip.

M- Medium body with good carbonation.

D- A wonderfull refreshing session beer with nice balance and alot of hop complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 04:55:40 | More by SourHopHead
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a deep coppery yellow clear body with a good carbonation of tiny bubbles and a thick white spongy head that turns to a thick meniscus and last for the full beer. There are thick clouds of foam that stick as registry marks on the glass after each sip.

S- Big juicy green hops with a pine and citrus aroma have a faint bitter note in the finish. The hops come through even during the pour.

T- Fresh juicy green hops taste with a slight sweet malty taste behind it. There is some bold pine flavors with some limy citrus flavors and a light cat pee flavor (which is a tasty thing). This beer finishes with a soft hop bitterness that lingers just briefly after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and no alcohol heat at all.

D- This beer has wonderful fresh bold hops that are well supported by a sweet malt base and bitterness. This beer has one of the best hops flavors and aromas while still being very drinkable and it was a nice session beer. The hop bitterness takes a bit of a step forward as the beer warms but it is always in check. I drank one of these following a nice greasy Monte Cristo sandwich and thought I was in heaven.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 17:44:38 | More by rhoadsrage
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Off the tap at the Brick House in Albuquerque this beer was bright, banana yellow color with lots of visible rising carbonation. The head was huge, three fingers of cream-colored foam that displayed great retention as a rocky cap. It laced well too so I had to admit it was great looking, period. The aroma was big and hoppy, lots of floral notes with hints of pale malt and grapefruit (Cascade hops?). The flavors were quite enjoyable, a blend of floral hops and grapefruit bitterness with a pleasant sweetness from the pale malt backbone. The finish was crisp and the whole experience clean. The mouthfeel was soft, the carbonation subtle and the body medium/full. I was really caught off-guard by this one. It was spot-on for the style, flavorful, sessionable and it looked good. Bravo to the new brew-slingers in New Mexico!

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2009 01:52:40 | More by thekevlarkid
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rowew

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, nice looking label but no information about ABV or date information.

Appearance: Fairly light in color, between gold and orange, slightly hazy. Nice head but it fades quickly, leaving just a bit of lacing.

Smell: Fruity, flowery hops dominate, with just a bit of malt sweetness.

Taste: Light in body, lots of hop flavors. Nice and drinkable but still quite a bit of flavor.

Overall impression: Nice beer - very drinkable with plenty of flavor, this six pack should go quick.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 02:25:23 | More by rowew
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Ben4881

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Marble IPA
Marble Brewery

Appearance:
Marble IPA is very pale in color, mainly yellow with hints of orange. It is translucent in nature, a little misty and a little murky. Not a very large head, but it sticks around for quite a while. The bubbles are massive at first, but then reduce to a fine layer of wispy foam. Lacing is rather spotty, but pretty heavy in some places.

Smell:
Citrus hop aroma takes center stage. I also detect some fruitiness and spiciness, as well, almost like bananas and cloves. Overall, it does not have an overpowering smell, but it is very appealing.

Taste:
The taste is rather mild, at first. Then the oily, bitter hop flavor hits the front of the palette. The bitterness is subdued, momentarily, allowing an orange-like citrus flavor to hit the roof of the mouth. Then, a subtle piney bitterness takes over, leading to a crisp, clean finish. However, the aftertaste is loaded with dry piney bitterness that tickles the tongue. The sensation is short-lived, yet the piney flavor lingers at the back of the throat. This is a solid IPA.

Mouthfeel:
Marble has a medium to light body with minimal carbonation. The aftertaste leaves a sticky, oily, cottony feeling in the mouth, beckoning another swig.

Drinkability:
Since its body is on the lighter side, it is very easy to drink. In fact, my glass seems to have disappeared much quicker than I anticipated. The low ABV also makes it possible to enjoy a few in one sitting. Yes sir, I will have another.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2008 00:10:54 | More by Ben4881
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chileman13

New Mexico

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

p/u @ jubilation in Albuquerque. Thank you Danny!
Poured from 12 oz bottle in "another brand" pint glass.
A-Clear golden amber with 1" white head that laces very well.
A- Fresh crisp citrus hops strong note. Very light floral note.
T- First and foremost it is strong grapefruit hops. This maybe due to their use of Columbus,Amarillo and Centennial hops. It is less floral than some other Am.Ipa's yet very very tasty. The taste lingers for a long time and mmm reminds you of it's goodness.
M- medium light mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation.
D- I really like this Am.IPA and will buy it again. I look forward to visiting the brewpub tasting it on tap.
This is the first beer they have started bottling. It is a new brewery with deep roots. Thank you!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2008 05:02:34 | More by chileman13
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Wolfsdenbrew

New Mexico

4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden hue with a bit of orange. Nice off white, lasting head. Just a slight bit of chill or hop haze.

The aroma is divine...smells like an IPA should smell. Loaded with hop aroma of grapefruit and passionfruit.

Flavor has an underlying maltiness to balance all the hops in this one. Detect some mango flavors, definite citrus hop flavor. The hops coat the tongue and linger long after swallowing.

Light to medium body, nice moderate carbonation level. I love the lighter bodied and colored IPA's, yet this one has enough malt to balance nicely with the hops.

Fantastic IPA...although I admit I may be a little biased when it comes to this hometown brewery. I have always been a fan of Ted's beers!

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2008 04:31:38 | More by Wolfsdenbrew
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Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.