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Double IPA - Marble Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: prsguitarsr4me on 12-27-2009

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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 61
Reviews by bonbini26:
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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty nice DIPA.

In a tulip the beer was a hazy orange color. The voluminous white head resembled whipped cream. There was abundant lace.

Citrus and herbal aroma. Some malt, but not an appreciable amount.

Same thing with the taste. Lots of grapefruit and piney hops, not so much malt.

Definitely a hop-forward DIPA. Medium-bodied, very enjoyable.

Photo of Beaver13
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours clear yellow gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is tropical fruits and resiny piney hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and tropical fruits with a big resiny piney floral hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery with low carbonation.

Overall, a solid DIPA.

Photo of mverity
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold color with wispy white head and a fairly thick collar. Good lacing. Aroma is grassy, floral, slight citrus, light malt sweetness. Taste is citrusy, grassy and floral. Nice hop bite on the tongue, pretty dry. Medium body and high carbonation. Not at all a bad brew.

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellowish-gold color with a white head. The aroma is awesome. I get a lot of pine, oranges and papaya. An extremely fruity smelling Double IPA. I also get a little bit of biscuit malt in the aroma.

The flavor is just as nice. I get quite a bit of resinous pine, which mixes nicely with tropical fruit such as pineapple and papaya. The bitterness level is about medium. A very easy drinking Double IPA.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of mrw1zard
4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being a big fan of the regular IPA from Marble, I'd been wanting to give this one a shot. I was not disappointed at all! Fantastic color when poured from the bottle and really nice lacing down the glass. Very similar (duh) to the regular IPA, but has a little more kick to it - which is really enjoyable. Maybe I've just had too many of the regular IPA :)
Would definitely like to try this one again. Worth a purchase if you run across it.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to koufax 21 for sending this beer bottled in July to me. . . in August. A dark yellow beer. Sticky lace from the average white head. Aroma was nice, a little heavy, bitter, good dry hopping.

Taste, well, it was made in July, but still pretty good. We'll see how it goes fresh. But in this state, lots of caramel, heavy bitterness, still a hearty hop presence. Seemed to have a muddled pine and orange julius vibe to it, and very sticky from the age probably.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Half pour at the Santa Fe Taproom arrives in a slender-based glass that widens near the top.

Nice creamy pale white head a half finger thick quickly skedaddles leaving bubbly lace in its wake. The brew is cloudy golden and amber with a blonde hue at the base. 4.25

Incredible sweet fruitiness is part citrus and part berry. Pretty delightful. 4.25

There's a spicy hop flavor and hop oil flavor that feel like chewing a hop, but light berry and citrus seep in a mellow the flavor out. The finish is sweet caramel and grassiness. 4.25

Such a number of sensations here: spicy, sweet and smooth, bitter, creamy, and bubbly. It seems to hot all the bases and then some. 4.5

Sleeper DIPA. Hold this up to the IPA you idolize and I'll bet you'll have doubts.

Photo of GilGarp
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 3/9/2012.

Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

Marble's DIPA is a pale golden yellow color with great clarity. The head is thick and long-lasting and leaves some nice lacing as it settles.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy with some citrus, pine, and grapefruit.

Flavor is surprisingly bitter and a big alcohol heat. The malt is mild in flavor and light in color. This is clearly one of those beers that only has malt to have something there to ferment because it's all about the hops. Very big on the grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Unfortunately, the alcohol burns like 10% even though it's only 8%.

Overall a decent DIPA but not one that I would get again.

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Translucent orange hue. Excellent foam. Looks almost perfect in the goblet at the Santa Fe Tap Room.

Smell: Strong yet subtle grapefruit with some heavy yeast notes.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A delicious IPA. Spiced grapefruit and a thick, almost hef-like mouthfeel. Excellent crispness as well. Near-perfect, if not so.

Overall Drinkability: One of the best IPAs.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you Paul(papollo) for this wonderful brew!

A - Dark copper in color, with a big fluffy white head which dissipates slowly with immeasurable amounts of lacing.

S - Smells of rich pine, woods, and earth. Slight citrus and even slighter malty base. I may be simplifying the description, but in fewer words, it is fantastic.

T/M - Bitter pines and resins mixed with citrus fruits and hints of malty sweetness. Medium in body with a formidable amount of mouth coating for the style and body. Welcomed and refreshing.

D - Simply, It's unfortunate that I have only A bottle.

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer along with a Marble Brewery t shirt from my sister in law for Christmas.

Appearance- coppery color, thick foamy head, sticky lacing, very nice

Smell- wonderful piney hop aroma, It is beautiful.

Taste- piney hops, citrus

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- This beer was awesome. I need to have my sister in law send me more.

Photo of Flashsp2
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Marble DIPA growler into snifter

Barely hazed beautiful medium orange with gold highlights. A soapy
white head rests atop and leaves pretty lacing that isn't dense, but
lightly trailed. Nice retention.

Nose is like a fresh citrus salad cut with lemon juice. Tangerines,
orange rind, soft pine resin, light herbs, prickly hop leaf. Very
orange dominant. A soft touch of ruby red grapefruit. Faint caramel
sweetness, and some boozy vapors as it warms.

The palette is similar to the nose, but not quite as powerful.
Definitely has a strong orange/tangerine presense, lemon, grapefruit
rind, green herbs, and a deft touch of caramel malt that fades in and
out. A moderately stiff bitterness toward the end. The flavors liven
up a bit as it warms, but it still lacks the all out punchiness that a
DIPA should have.

Mouthfeel is moderate and slick with a low-medium carbonation.

Drinks pretty well, but its lacking in depth and intensity. I hate to
say it, but this is probably my least favorite Marble brew.

Photo of largadeer
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler thanks to GHB. Had this from the bottle about a month back and thought it was decent; from the growler it's great.

Appearance: The pour is a clear glowing orange. In the glass it's more a golden-amber hue, topped by a clinging two finger head.

Smell: Juicy ripe pineapple and mango up front, with herbal, floral spicy notes beneath (centennial?). The floral character grows as the beer warms, and a touch of orange and lime comes out. Malt is initially hidden, but a subtle breadiness eventually appears. This smells great, decidedly West Coast in approach. The hop profile makes me think of Double Jack and, to a lesser extent, Pliny the Elder.

Palate: The big tropical fruit aromatics carry over to the palate. Pineapple, mango, orange and grapefruit are dominant when the beer's cold. Warmer temperatures bring the floral and spicy flavors to the forefront, along with a touch of grain. This leans toward the light-bodied and dry side, and bitterness is subdued. So well balanced and pleasantly flavored, this is supremely drinkable stuff.

Overall: A surprisingly great DIPA coming from a small, relatively unknown brewery in NM of all places. Between Marble and La Cumbre, I'm growing increasingly impressed with the Albuquerque beer scene.

Photo of lurpy1
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A growler of this was busted out at a recent tasting. Beer from Albuquerque. I have Breaking Bad references coming out of my ass.

A- Pours golden, modest head, very good clarity. It doesn't have the clarity of Walter White's blue meth, but oh well.

S - Citrus, sharp, impressive hop bite. Somewhat spicy, sort of like the secret spice blend used at Los Pollos Hermanos

T - Again, strong hop presence, but a very dry finish and the taste doesn't linger long

M - Reasonably smooth but unremarkable. I don't think you could chemically disincorporate a body in this beer.

O - I guess I'd call it an average DIPA.

Photo of Zorro
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up at Jubilation in Albuquerque during thanksgiving.

Chill hazed light amber colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smell is strongly hoppy with an additional floral scent. Mostly pine with some light honeysuckle and a bit of menthol. Little bit of wood and tea.

Starts out dry and bitter with a mild buttery flavor. Strong pine and tea flavors, this is fairly woody. Mild lemon flavor but mostly this is just woody and bitter.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is just OK. Bitter to near the point of annoyance, possibly I have an old bottle.

Photo of DaveHS
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to pjeagles for this one.

A-Pours hazy golden blond with an inch of foamy off white head. Leaves inconsistent rings of soapy lace.

S-A nice blend of piny and citric hops, pale sweet malts.

T/M-Chewy at first. Gets nice and dry mid-palate with a grainy, citric finish. Hop profile is fairly dry, with some grapefruit/fresh cut grass flavors. Hop forward, not terribly malty. Very well balanced and drinkable, considering the ABV. Could get into trouble with this one. Medium/full bodied with moderate, chewy carbonation.

O-Good stuff.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a moderate orange-ish color with a good off-white head and some light lacing. The nose has some nice fruit elements along with a touch of pine. Citrus is probably dominant. Flavor has quite a bit too much malt for a double IPA and has a bit too much malty girth as well. Hops are nice in the background. Faintly bitter for the style. Decent enough, but too dark with too heavy a hand on the malt.

Photo of YourMomDrinksBud
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler to tulip glass.

A- Golden/copper color. One finger head with decent retention. Fades into a film with magnificient lacing. Visible effervescent bubbles streaming from the bottom of my tulip.

S- Totally hop forward, no malts detected. Big blast of grapefruit, satsuma, and tangerine when I popped the growler, this smells deee-lish!

T- Again, totally hop forward. Hops, hops, and more hops! Starts out bitter and piney, then leads into massive notes of tropical fruits. Finishes slightly sweet with just a touch of caramel malt notes.

M- Mouthfeel is just where it should be, good level of carbonation. The astringency was not over the top but notice able. Some definite heat from the alcohol, but it is very well masked.

O- Great dipa, I really enjoyed this one. Worth seeking out if you like your DIPA's hop forward. I see this was a limited release, I sure hope they decide to turn it into a year round!

Photo of TMoney2591
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Thanks to papollo for this bottle!

These New Mexican brews have been quite nice so far. This one pours a hazy amber orange topped by about a finger of white suds. The nose comprises a hefty blend of pine and citrus, with a light bit of onions and nutty caramel thrust to the background. The taste gets rid of the onions (thankfully), focuses on a nice synthesis of the pine and citrus, and maintains the light bit o' nutty caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a nearly drying finish. Overall, a nice DIPA, easy to drink, but not something that I would continually clamor for. More of a nice occasional brew.

Photo of TenHornsProud
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a big, soapy white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of clean grapefuit and some citrus, some light vegetal quality also comes through.

Taste is up front grapefruit with just a hint of bready malt that goes into a more citrus, stone fruit middle before ending on a bitter, but not astringent, floral/grapefruit/citrus note. Not bad, but it doesn't jump out either.

Medium body with medium carbonation, the alcohol is balanced well.

This is a cascade, grapefruit bomb and a fine DIPA.

Photo of DavidST
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, unknown bottle date. This pours a light golden color, light for a iipa, with a massive off white head which leaves a lacing. The smells are of pine and caramel. The feel is medium, taste is pretty good, a decent amount of bitterness and a sweet caramel backbone. Not bad.

Photo of kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

"Marble Double India Pale Ale". 8.0% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical unbranded pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Beer surges out of the bottle immediately upon opening, indicating overcarbonation.

A: Pours a two finger head of beige colour, okay cream, nice thickness, and good retention considering the ABV. Colour is a hazy dull orange - like a bad hefeweizen. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nontransparent. Non-opaque.

Sm: Floral hops, with hints of citrus - some orange but no real grapefruit. Cream. Clean malts. An average strength aroma. No alcohol or yeast come through.

T: Floral and citrus (orange alone) hop character. Clean malts. Hop bitterness emerges on the climax, indicating poor balance. There's little to counteract the hops. This is the problem with many American brewed IPAs: IPAs are not a dick-sizing competition to see who can use more hops; balance is critical. Too sweet and sugary in the third act. The malts were far from well selected. It's clean but not fresh or refreshing. Built wrong for the style. Neither complex nor subtle. It's structurally imbalanced as well, with flavour emerging spontaneously. No attention was given to the open or finish, and the body is a mess. There's little diversity in flavour here.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some hop coarseness on the climax. Overcarbonated, but not quite to the point of sharpness. Too thick and heavy on the palate for the lack of justified flavour.

Dr: I'll down this bottle, but I won't like doing it. Double IPA fans will likely enjoy it, but I find it imbalanced and unworthy of a second purchase. The mouthfeel impedes the drinkability, as does the problematic flavour profile. I'll try Marble's other beers, but this is a letdown.

D+

I got a stomachache after half a glass of this beer.

A horrible candidate for aging.

Likely best on draught.

Photo of mactrail
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another dusty bottle from the cool vaults, so we'll see how well this one has lasted. It's at least a year old. Lots of creamy foam poured into the tulip, but not overly gushing, just a lot of head.

This still has that distinctive herbal note, though it's not as "dank" as a lot of IPAs lately. Very spicy and seriously sharp. Almost a barrel sort of woodiness.

A rich and tangy large IPA that has a dry and bitter finish. The creamy foam and carbonation just never lets up. From the 22 oz bottle bought in Albuquerque in 2012.

Photo of emmasdad
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark golden amber color with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange, tropical fruit and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter grapefruit finish. ™

Photo of tronester
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Smell is orange rind and malt. Taste is peppery spicy up front, with a dry malt middle and a piney bitter finish. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, low carbonation. Drinkability is good, it gets a bit strong after awhile though with the 22oz bottle. I would definately get this again though.

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Double IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.