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Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

Marble IPAMarble IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%


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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2012 17:32:51 | More by StonedTrippin
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elNopalero

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 20:50:08 | More by elNopalero
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 02:51:08 | More by BeerDawgs
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Bockrules

New Mexico

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 06:53:01 | More by Bockrules
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 21:05:12 | More by ZenAgnostic
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 22:28:56 | More by SFLpunk
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Koufax21

New Mexico

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 05:21:15 | More by Koufax21
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 14:44:27 | More by Huhzubendah
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 12:27:04 | More by Thorpe429
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 00:46:52 | More by drabmuh
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mdfb79

New York

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

From 11/05/11 notes. Thanks to yourfragile for sharing this one. Consumed right before their DIPA.

a - Pours a hazy orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells tropical fruits, citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, and pine hops. Ton of fresh hops and fruit, great nose here.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, fruity malts, and some decent bitterness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice bitter bite in the mouth.

o - Overall a really good IPA. I like the nose a lot; it was super hoppy and fresh. Would love to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 19:26:42 | More by mdfb79
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to leschkie for this bottle.

A: Pours a wonderful cloudy golden orange. There is only a small white head and it thins quickly.

S: This beer smells like a complete hop bomb. I'm picking up pine, tropical fruits, and citrus. This is exactly how I want every IPA to smell. Absolutely incredible.

T: Unfortunately this beer doesn't taste as great as it smells. Huge grapefruit and bitter right up top. And that taste just doesn't fade. This brew it bitter, bitter, and then some more bitter. No surprise... the finish is bitter.

M: Medium bodied beer. The Hops coat the palate and just don't let go. I'd really like to have some more balance in this beer.

O: This beer smells amazing, but the taste is lacking. I almost feel like the brewers just threw as much hops, and as many different types of hops, into this beer as possible. It's super bitter, and that kind of ruins the possible subtleties this beer could have. I'm happy to have tried it, but I don't need another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 02:42:15 | More by trxxpaxxs
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 9/12/11.

Poured a slightly hazy light gold with a rocky 2 finger head. This beer has excellent head retention.

There is a nice citrusy hop aroma although I feel it could be a bit more pronounced.

The taste is fairly well balanced between hop flavor and bitterness. There is a nice male character as well.

I think overall this is a pretty good IPA. It is starting to become my go-to IPA as I think it is the best one that is available to me here in northeast TN.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 22:38:04 | More by rangerred
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amcmaho1

New Mexico

4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Essentially my "go-to" beer for quite some time. Had many many times before, but never before reviewed.
Enjoyed at Marble Brewery

Appearance: Great golden coloration, which is very pale. Nice head retention with some big-time stickiness. It's a really great looking beer aesthetically, it has a really "classic" quality about it.

Smell: A huge hope presence!! Really full spectrum hoppiness here, with floral to earthy, to citrusy, and everywhere in between. This certainly works to show of hops hops and even more hops... There's malt in there too, but you've gotta search a little bit.

Taste: Amazingly clean tasting, in that the bitterness of the hops isn't bombarding. It has nice balance, some nice malt notes on the finish, and great hop presence throughout. Certainly on of the best IPA's that NM has to offer; we're lucky enough to have access to it year round and always have it at it's freshest state too.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, dry, and smooth. Really, an exceptional IPA (not to completely sound like i'm "home-towning").

Overall: A beer that holds a special place in my heart as one of my introductions into hop-hood. We're lucky again, to have access to it when it's extremely fresh, and more and more local restaurants are offering it on tap (it pairs with green chile enchiladas magnificently). I have nothing but good praise for this beer, and I hope people outside of NM get the chance to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 21:36:43 | More by amcmaho1
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kbutler1

Minnesota

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

Bottle. Thanks Gabe. Pours a clear light copper orange color with a slight white head. Danky, citrus rind aroma in the nose, maybe a slight tropical note as well. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet orange flavor with a nice bitter rind kick. Lively carbonation. LIngering bitterness. Some florals as well. Overall, a pretty nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 00:02:53 | More by kbutler1
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nandemo1

Virginia

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

Poured a clear orange with just the slightest red hue. Head was white and a finger tall.

Smell is a standard grapefruity citrus, it's giving off a lot of fragrance. Taste is mildly citrus with a lot of piney bitterness. It's very smooth.

This is a very sessionable IPA that does not pucker your mouth like many others. A nice changeup.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 04:57:55 | More by nandemo1
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 04:15:37 | More by tjsdomer2
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 02:49:44 | More by mattsdenney
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DaveMarner

New Mexico

4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 06:27:01 | More by DaveMarner
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Jenkster4

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 18:35:47 | More by Jenkster4
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bljebd

Alabama

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 21:52:39 | More by bljebd
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atomicbeer

New Mexico

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2011 01:10:34 | More by atomicbeer
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beer2day

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 01:18:08 | More by beer2day
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mactrail

California

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 03:54:06 | More by mactrail
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 01:43:41 | More by HuskyinPDX
Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.