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Marble IPA | Marble Brewery

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4.05
pDev:
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Marble IPAMarble IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Wolfsdenbrew on 06-12-2008

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Reviews: 149 | Ratings: 447
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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Photo of RattleheadKV2
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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".

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Photo of maximum12
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
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!

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Photo of porcelli426
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of AEArider
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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!

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of beagle75
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of u2carew
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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).

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Photo of riored4v
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of azdback
4.17/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of denver10
4.01/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of donmonkey1
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
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