Double IPA - Marble Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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Reviews: 63
Hads: 151
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 6.91%
Wants: 25
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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Marble Brewery visit their website
New Mexico, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: prsguitarsr4me on 12-27-2009

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Photo of Dirrrty_Kurty
4.96/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great beer, dank, dank, dank. Everyone is talking about La Cumbre in the ABQ but Marble is killing it and this beer is proof. Wish they distributed to Colorado. (160 characters)

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.82/5  rDev +19%
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. (348 characters)

Photo of GabrielM
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

A - deep golden color with a bit of white head on top that is subsiding relatively quickly.

S - a ton of hops, but some sweetness as well. A smith bitterness that smells like fresh cut grass.

T - just as the nose predicted - a ton of hop bite, but it's evened out nicely with a bit of malty sweetness on the end.

M - feels good!

O - this is a damn fine DIPA and one I'm very glad to have access to 24/7. (432 characters)

Photo of Koufax21
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz. Into standard pint glass.

A - nice copper color with a nice head that stays a while.

S - wow! Immediate grapefruit and piney scents. I hope the taste is as good as the smell!

T- oh man... This goes into my top 10 favorite, prob top 5. Everything I hoped for but never expected from a brewery in new Mex.

D- all day everyday. 8% and tasty. (363 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was tasty! It pours a golden color with long lasting lacing. Harmoniously hopped with bitter intensity, with an aroma like a fresh, beery grapefruit. There’s a big upfront bitterness on the flavor with fresh squeezed grapefruit hops dominating. No malt backbone to speak of, this is all hoppy goodness. Finishes dry, piney and resiny. (341 characters)

Photo of mrw1zard
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
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. (439 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought a bottle of this great DPA home from a recent trip to Albuquerque. Shares it last night with a buddy and it was as good as I remembered from New Mexico. I was a bit concerned that my memories of the beer were bolstered by a great weekend in the southwest. No worry, it is truly a great DPA.

Pours with a fluffy/creamy eggshell colored head. Nice retention and a decent amount of lacing. Bright gold amber color with excellent clarity.

Aroma is wonderful and a fresh citrus hop explosion. Very floral and bright.

Truly a "double" version of their standard IPA (which is also awesome) Bright citrus flavors hit you immediately. Then a wonderful cracker/toasted malt flavor provides perfect balance. Reminds me a touch of Pliny the Elder. There is a similar tone to the malt flavors. At some point, I'd like to try these next to each other. Finish is bright, fresh and floral again. Just wonderful.

Mouth feel is medium/light in body, fresh and also a little dry on the finish. Not quite crisp.

A wonderful beer to drink. I'll get more, oh yes, I will. (1,062 characters)

Photo of M_chav
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This must have changed recently.... First of all they need to name this beer because it is incredible... my rating was never as high on this as it is now (May, 2015) this is right up there with some of the best DIPAs I've ever had. The nose is unreal - lots of east coast - juicy qualities to it. Awesome brew! (313 characters)

Photo of prsguitarsr4me
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Excellent IPA from Marble. Tried it back to back with the standard IPA at their tap room in Santa Fe, NM. Got a growler of it, too. Appearance is dark amber with head that lasts to the last sip. Nose is extremely fruity and sweet, and the taste is similar, with a bunch of hops, but still a dark malty feel underneath. It seems to be almost the same recipe as their IPA, just intensified. Marble Brewery is highly recommended! (426 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great DIPA. Sure there are more hoppy ones, more bitter. More abv. But this one is nice and unbalanced to a good degree.

Pours a light amber and gold color. Thick head rocked up and formed a center piece. Lacing is great.

Aroma smacked me in the schnauz as soon as I opened it. Citrus up front, pine in the back. Soft biscuit throughout. A bit sweet.

This beer tastes great. A very balanced profile between pine, citrus and resin. The malt backbone keeps it from being 'green vine-ish' with a touch of sweet biscuit. Some phenols here and there. I really like this beer. A 22oz bomber is going down faster than a Colfax "escort" on New Years (656 characters)

Photo of bump8628
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Hazed dark gold with a white head that sticks in sheets. Great blend of American hop character - juicy citrus, raw pine, and a whap of pepper and floral perfume. The hoppiness is of the vibrant, juicy, and fresh quality, not so much the rip the mucosa from your mouth quality. Malt stays the hell out of the way - light sugar cookie sweetness and a faint husky flavor. Dry, dry, dry...just as the style should be. A smack of hops in a beer that goes down way too easy. An excellent DIPA from Marble. (522 characters)

Photo of YourMomDrinksBud
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
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! (918 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (507 characters)

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (369 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (1,257 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 two fingers of head. Color was a hazier version of the regular IPA and more orangish. Cloudy, pillowy lacing on the top. Tons of film on the side of the glass. Wet, cobwebby.

Good-smelling beer. Got the citrus hop I was expecting, but it wasn’t overwhelming. Good balance of lemon, tangerine and grapefruit (but once again, not overpowering). Light smell of caramel. Bitter notes on the nose after awhile.

The taste certainly didn’t disappoint, In fact, it reminded me a bit of the Firestone Double Jack. Just a nice smooth taste of hops and caramel, carefully balancing each other out.

Medium-to-light body. Creamy finish. Average carbonation. Long-lasting, smooth finish, just a small note that it is strong.

Really, really enjoyed this beer. You’re going to get drunk, but you may not notice it right away. To me it still seems close to Firestone’s Double Jack. Just a good Double IPA. (1,085 characters)

Photo of jpr022
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boom baby. Sweet beer.

A - first I thought it was hazey. Then clear. Then def hazey. The good kind of hazy. Doesn't make you wonder what's floating around in there.

S - hops. Nothing else.

T - awesomely hoppy

M - ?

BL - love this beer. Confession, not sure i've had a double IPA I didn't like. Also got it for frehe cause it took 'em a while to bring it. so I may be biased. Give this beer a go though - really enjoyed it. (429 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
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. (577 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (756 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2013-01-05 in Columbia, PA

A - Lightly hazy yellow-orange with a 2.5-finger offwhite head and good lacing.

S - Big and bold. Pineapple, mango, cracker, pine, orange, light spice.

T - Pineapple, a light but noticeable malt flavor, which gives a nice balance. Orange, lots of resinous pine, spicy hop floral, a bit of alcohol. Nicely-balanced finish with orange zest, light sour dough, pineapple, white pepper.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Very prickly, resinous.

O - The flavors are very similar to their IPA but I like this one more. To me, it has better balance with enough fruity malt sweetness to reasonably tamp down the significant IBUs. In the IPA, the bitter finish was much more pronounced. Tasty stuff indeed. (741 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle tried 14 Feb 2010. Gift from K&J, thanks!

Poured in a Twisted Pine shaker pint. Medium sized off white head. Moderate carbonation. Clear orange color. Aroma is fragrant, juicy, orangey, some resin, orange juice, pith and zest. Starts sweet, quickly becoming peppery and then pithy bitter. Sweet sticky finish with a lot of lingering bitter orange peel. Finish is warming with ethanol. Aftertaste is citric and long lasting. Medium body.

Send us more K! (468 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (544 characters)

Photo of koopa
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade with GabrielM thanks!

Appearance: Pours a soft golden with a touch of orange and a nice rocky white 2 finger crown that displays good retention and lace. Nice hop oil sheen over the crown as well.

Smell: Grapefruit over bready malt. Lots of bitterness but not much depth.

Taste: Same as nose but a bit more "rind" like. Could use some tropical fruit notes in my opinion. A very pithy DIPA with nicely controlled bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with good carbonation. Standard.

Drinkability: Sessionable DIPA here. (541 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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. ™ (303 characters)

Photo of StoneTSR
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Orange and hazy, actually more opaque. There's really no way anyone can see through this beer. A strong, white head sits on top and lingers for quite some time. Lacing is fairly strong, particularly for a DIPA.

SMELL: Lemon actually leads the way in this one. The aroma begs the hop head to take a sip. A lot of citrus, a little pine and not much else.

TASTE: This is a damn good Double IPA. For a DIPA it certainly leans towards the more bitter side with a lot of lemon exposed to the palate, however, a strong dose of malt makes itself known rather quickly.

MOUTHFEEL: Light and very easy drinking. Creamy is not quite the word to be used here, but neither is sparkly or soda-y. Non-offensive may be the best way to view this CO brew.

OVERALL: I was quite impressed with the balance of this beer. It really is quite fantastic. (846 characters)

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Double IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.