Marble IPA - Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA

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Reviews: 137
Hads: 407
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 68
Gots: 62 | 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 Duff27
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (767 characters)

Photo of trappistlover
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
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. (411 characters)

Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
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... (878 characters)

Photo of gford217
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (740 characters)

Photo of titosupertramp
4.15/5  rDev +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. (896 characters)

Photo of andrewinski1
4.07/5  rDev 0%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of Rampage1
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
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. (1,022 characters)

Photo of CharlatanSin
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (602 characters)

Photo of AleWatcher
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
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! (751 characters)

Photo of b3shine
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (403 characters)

Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (488 characters)

Photo of soju6
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (433 characters)

Photo of BgThang
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
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 (338 characters)

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.11/5  rDev +1%
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 (382 characters)

Photo of CBlack85
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
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 (1,059 characters)

Photo of KAP1356
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (923 characters)

Photo of scottyshades
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to knm for the bottle! Wanting to try this for a while now

A: Pours a slightly hazed but mostly transparent pale gold color with a big fluffy white cap. Retention is pretty good, not too much carbonation to speak of

S: Very resinous and very piny hops right off the bat...its one of those IPAs that spreads across the room when opened. Light grapefruit as well. Malts are kind of present, but don't really have any significant presence, only a faint caramel note.

T: Very very resinous and piny...similar to Green Flash's IPA, and other various West Coast offerings. Huge hop presence, not very well balanced but I'm still enjoying this one.

MF/D: Bitterness leaves the mouth a little parched, definitely a palate wrecker of an IPA. Medium body, carbonation is nice...only a little rough

Notes: I've read on the forums that this is similar to Sculpin, but I completely disagree. It's missing the yeast in the flavor and the tropical fruits in the nose/flavor. Still an excellent beer

Thanks to knm for giving me the opportunity to try this! (1,053 characters)

Photo of bbeane
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got mine courtesy of GabrielM too... thanks man!

A- Poured into my DFH chalice... starts with a nice white head with nice retention, and leaves behind a great webbed coating of lacing. Beer is a light amber color with very light sediment

S- Not the most pungent beer... what is there is all grapefruity hop aroma

T- Tasty. Has a nice grapefruity pine taste with some malty backbone. Not quite balanced... bit more hop heavy IMO

M- A bit thin... with light carbonation

D- I enjoyed it... if it were local, it would probably be a "go to" session beer for me, depending on the price

CHEERS (592 characters)

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

GabrielM sent me this bottle in Secret Santa 10. Thanks Gabe.

Marble IPA has a crystal clear, light copper-colored body. The creamy head is only about a finger tall with OK retention and a little bit of lacing.

The aroma has some bright citrus character headlined by grapefruit, which is balanced out by some caramel malt.

Resinous hops with pine flavors come through up front, with a good bit of caramel malt underneath it. The finish has even more hops, with moderate bitterness and a good bit of citrus flavors. The citrus once again is headlined by grapefruit. The finish is dry and bitter.

The body is a little bit light and the carbonation is pretty snappy.

Marble IPA has a good amount of malt, but still is hop forward, with a good citrus character. Pretty drinkable IPA. (784 characters)

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 1/17/2010. Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow-orange with a small, foamy white head. Aroma of sweaty, grassy hops. Yum! Flavor of citrus, grassy hops. Palate is a little weaker than I'd prefer. Very similar to the DIPA just a touch lighter in palate. Quite tasty and drinkable nonetheless! (301 characters)

Photo of GregSVT
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass - extra from Gabe in a recent trade.

A: Pours a golden yellow with a big white head that slowly fades to a layer across the top with some great lacing.

S: The nose is full of floral hops in the form of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. Slight pine aromas in the background as well. Smells beautiful.

T: The taste is sharp grapefruit style bitterness with the tropical fruits and pine from the nose showing up in the finish. Nice balance of bitter and sweet from the malt and hops.

M: The feel is crisp and medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

D: Very tasty IPA and glad I got to try this one. Most IPAs from smaller craft breweries are malty messes but this one does well with the hops. (750 characters)

Photo of GabrielM
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

A - beautiful dark golden color with awesome lacing and bright white head on top.

S - a ton of hops on the nose, citrus, grapefruit, wheat.

T - same as nose - big, bold hops and grapefruit dominate.

M - good carbonation and surprisingly smooth, even with the intense hop bite. My mouth is happy.

D - definitely a sessionable IPA here! (362 characters)

Photo of BretSikkink
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ashy white head over a copper-orange brew. Fresh aroma of citric fruits with a hint of some other produce-aisle products, like peach, apricot, and pine sol. That last is unfortunate, but it's very minor.

The flavor is very sweet upfront, but the mentholated finish is welcome. Decently sweet all the way through, but the body isn't very full. Dry, herbal, a little grassy, with the citric notes playing backup.

Pretty clean, nice finish and lingering bitterness. This is a pretty good beer, especially for a fairly local operation. Enjoyed this on a trip up to Taos, shared with the innkeeper who was impressed with his local brewer. (637 characters)

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

A: Bright orange-golden body. Large off-white frothy head. Moderate retention and spotty lacing.

S: Blend of pine, grapefruit, lemon, and soft caramel.

T: Nicely balanced IPA with a fair bit of citric hops without too much bitterness. The malts are present and pleasant. Good resinous pine towards the back end.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Light bitter hop bite. Slightly drying.

D: A nice IPA. Would love to try this super fresh and/or on tap and see how much more the hops might shine. (500 characters)

Photo of wedgie9
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
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. (575 characters)

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