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 rudzud
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear honey amber with a nice almost two finger off white head that leaves some light side lacing.

S - Nice light hop presence here, gentle pine and some very faint malt sweetness. Some slight alcohol presence.

T - More of the light pine hops, some slight malty bread like aspects along with some alcohol notes.

M - Mouthfeel isnt all that bad, nice lingering bitter finish. Subtle carbonation.

O - Overall this isnt a bad beer from Marble Brewery. Glad I got to try it. (556 characters)

Photo of beagle75
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft service into a shaker pint glass at Lady Falconburgh's in Durango, CO.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Weak hops suggesting orange rind and pine. Starchy maize is also present.

T: Begins off-dry, with a solid malt backbone of bread crusts and lesser caramel. Hop qualities are much more present here than in the smell, exhibiting assertive floral, grapefruit, and resinous pine aromatics. Acidity is restrained into the middle where malt and hops negotiate a fine balance. The finish is drying and pleasant; fresh herbaceous flavors compliment relatively mild bitterness.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, balanced on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Although a bit underattenuated, this beer brings some appealing hop qualities if one forgives the underwhelming nose. Hops seem to revolve around a Centennial-Chinook dynamic that, while not particularly exotic, has depth and appeal. (988 characters)

Photo of u2carew
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head that settles some. Clear body, bronze in color. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Quite aromatic. Strong hops come wafting out of the glass on the pour. Citrus. Pine.
T) Hoppy from start to finish. Piney. The malts barely hang in but what there is it brings some compliment to the hops. Bitter, bitter bite in the aftertaste.
M) Crisp yet creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Dry and tannic in the finish.
O) Overall a great rendition of a west coast IPA. (505 characters)

Photo of elgiacomo
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (733 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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). (799 characters)

Photo of riored4v
4.03/5  rDev -1%
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. (637 characters)

Photo of azdback
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (1,049 characters)

Photo of denver10
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (323 characters)

Photo of CaptCleveland
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (513 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of donmonkey1
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (349 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (893 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
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. (311 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.15/5  rDev +2%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
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! (683 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

first beer from these guys, on tap at lady falc's in durango, co. 2 bucks a pint! pours a hazy golden to orange color with a small white head. smells balanced, pale malts up front and a very fresh hop aroma in the back. this one smells like the springtime, very alive and bright. flavor isnt as exciting, but it is still delicious. grassy hops as the profile here. feel is nice, super refreshing and lighter on the body so its very drinkable. i will look for more of their beers in the future, as this was a pretty solid ipa with a memorable hop complexity. yummy (563 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

XicanoBeerRun shared this with me.

This looks resplendent, a golden yellow with billowy foam that dissipates into a tight, thin lace. Aroma is amazing, just a full-breath of grassy pine goodness. Flavor leaps off the palate. Very crisp, very sharp, very much grassy-pine like the aroma. Tastes incredible, finishes leaving me wanting another. Loved it! (354 characters)

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.12/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A golden pilsner color. Clear, with a touch of head, but not much. A bit of sticky lace sticks to the glass.

S - Citrus and pine hops, but nothing jumps out.

T - Bitter, piny hops. Grapefruit.

M - medium body and carbonation.

O - A below average IPA. Reminds me a bit of the Sweetwater IPA, with the piny hops and grapefruit taste. (342 characters)

Photo of Bockrules
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a hazy orange-gold with swirls of yeast falling in intricate patterns. A good stream of bubbles come from various nucleation points to the three finger, foamy, off-white head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind an intricate wall of lacing.

S - Nice citrus hop aroma of orange, mango, and pineapple upon opening the bottle. A little bit of pine shows up too once in the glass.

T - Orange-mango upfront. The body is dominated by orange citrus flavor and bright hop notes with all hints of malt banished to a dark corner to aid in mitigating the wave of hops. More snappy citrus hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue followed by a bitter orange-mango finish.

M - A little weaker than medium bodied with ample carbonation to give a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. I would like to see this chewier.

I don't know if the pizza place I had this at was serving it too cold on draft, but the nose was much better from the bottle served at around 45 F. A real looker, and a straight forward easy drinking brew. Although I knocked off about half a point for the somewhat weak body, that characteristic along with the strong citrus flavors, and relatively low ABV compared to some of my favorites make this my go to IPA for the hotter months here in New Mexcio. (1,342 characters)

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

12oz bottle stamped 12 22 11 on the bottom right edge of the label. Poured into a Harpoon IPA stange glass.

Appearance - Loose white head with fine bubbling, great retention. Patchy stick and first, but becomes regular after the first few sips.

Smell - Very delicious bright floral, grass and citrus notes. Smells utterly appetizing. Light honey biscuit malt.

Taste - Very nice balance between hop and malt. Neither are overtly bold, but they aren't mild either; they play off eachother sharing the spotlight. Grassy. Lime peel bitterness, and just the perfect amount of astringency to balance it.

Mouthfeel - Bright, light to medium body. Great clean finish, with only the faintest hint of stickiness.

Overall Drinkability - This is the best single IPA I've had in a long time. One of the best. (801 characters)

Photo of SFLpunk
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Libation Station, Johnson City, TN. First I bought a single...then went back for a 6 pack. 12oz brown glass pry-top. No date.

Pours a clear golden amber with thin white head. Nose is filled with a pleasant piney character and some pale caramel. Palate is immediately dry with hops, leafy, piney and bitter. There is some mellow malt underneath, rounding things out, but it comes off in a pale malt way, not obtrusive to the the hop character. Dry finish has a touch of citrus peel on it as well.

Notes: One of the best "6 pack" IPAs that I've found in a while and definitely a nice score down here in the weird lands of <6%>6% beer shopping. (662 characters)

Photo of Koufax21
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this from a 12 oz glass and poured into a pint glass. It pours a light straw color with 3/4" white dish soap colored head. It laces the glass quite well throughout the drink. It smells very good. Definitely dry hopped well. Nice citrus aroma with a very light malt presence. The taste matches. Great hop forward flavor. Adequately carbonated and light bodied. This is definitely one of my favorite beers from NM. I've never had anything less than good from Marble BC. Thanks for another awesome brew Marble. (511 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is light yellow hued and moderately hazy. The head is white and measures about a half inch, leaving some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is hop forward and inviting. Notes of citrus and tropical fruits. The scent is my favorite aspect of the beer. The flavor is good. Hop forward with a light malt component. A bit lacking in depth. Light to medium in body. Aftertaste fades quickly. Overall, a decent beer. I would have this again. (495 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to yoruefragile for sharing this one. Served in a Fantome tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate orange color with a good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings forward some orange, citrus, and tropical fruits and a light malt presence. The flavor is about the same with the fruit coming forward and malt in the background. Medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Pretty tasty. (417 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Michael, I'm always up for a little IPA. Served in a Fantome glass. Beer is amber mostly hazy with a thin white head, small and medium bubbles, some lacing, mild retention.

Aroma is piny with hints of malt and some citrus hops.

Overall a decent little IPA, medium bodied, moderate bitterness, fresh fruit on the palate, mild earthiness in the midpalate, minor malt backbone. I'd have it again if it were the only IPA available at the time. (448 characters)

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