Double IPA - Marble Brewery
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2.3/5 rDev -43.5%
"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.
I got a stomachache after half a glass of this beer.
A horrible candidate for aging.
Likely best on draught.
07-17-2012 02:24:26 | More by kojevergas
3.28/5 rDev -19.4%
A bottle split with onix1agr and thanks to Drmattyb.
A- a hard pour yields a killer three fingers of dense rocky. Off white head that rises well above the glass and holds for a good bit before slowly settling to a cm thick cap but not without leaving a nice smattering of sticky lace behind. Slightly hazy yellow copper orange.
S- sweet citrus fruits and a bit of sappy pine. Orange and a bit of grapefruit. Sweetness in some light sugar in the raw.
T- hops are there but not as bright as the nose had me hoping for, kinda flat and dull with more resiny pine the citrus snap. Good bitterring. Malts are big and bready sweet, a bit too much for me. A bit of the alcohol shows.
M- on the fuller side of medium bodied and rather oily sticky. Carb is good and works well but the body get in the way a touch. A good amount of heat in felt after some warming and the throat and belly get good and warm.
O- its smell great but starts to fade from there. Its solid enough just more malt forward and hot then the best on the block. Maybe a freshness issue it was bottled on jan 5th I think or its an expiration date. All in all I'm glad to have enjoyed a new beer.
04-04-2011 23:50:40 | More by oglmcdgl
3.3/5 rDev -18.9%
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.
12-11-2011 22:41:17 | More by Zorro
3.4/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
07-22-2010 16:52:17 | More by Flashsp2
3.53/5 rDev -13.3%
Into a pint glass from a bottle thanks to oglmcdgl, never even heard of this brewery before.
Marble DIPA comes out the glass looking bright orange with a shade of bright copper to meld into a great looking double. A stiff pour had three fingas of foam easy sittin pretty looking ivory white, settled into a cap, stick.
Smell is between earthy and floral, a smidle of honey and alot of grain. Grass with some tropic fruit, but it's buried under aheaping of pale malt among others.
taste dignifies the smell, grassy up front with tropics behing. I do get alot of lemon and a sharp lingering bitterness, like biting into ripe fruit in the tail end. Saving grace on this one. Looking back, not all that well balanced.
Hops over malt, grass into bitter, with force, this doubles trajectory is quite odd, Glad to find out about this brewery. Not my favorite double, not even close, but a beer non the less.
04-06-2011 05:52:15 | More by BARFLYB
3.6/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
08-01-2012 21:44:05 | More by lurpy1
3.63/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
11-15-2011 12:29:38 | More by Thorpe429
3.63/5 rDev -10.8%
Something on the bottle says 4 23 10.
Poured into my trusty tulip glass. Nice white head on this one with a slightly hazy copper colored body. I like the way this one looks.
The smell is very nice. Lots of tropical fruit flavor on this one and sweet candy. Yum.
No wall of hops here, but the bitterness is solid in the start. The finish gives a little sweetness. I'm thinking orange tic-tacsesque. Not bad.
I could use a little more carbonation on this one and I imagine this could be an extraordinary brew when fresh.
08-22-2010 00:33:55 | More by andrewinski1
3.64/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
11-19-2013 07:57:05 | More by mactrail
3.65/5 rDev -10.3%
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.
02-21-2012 04:24:06 | More by DavidST
3.65/5 rDev -10.3%
Thanks to GHB for filling my fridge with hops & as the guy who introduced me to Marble. The IPA was excellent; two-for-two? 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.
Pour is hale & healthy orange. Nose is a IIPA stick of dynamite. Grapefruit, lemon, citrus, none of it subtle, like the brewer threw an entire hop vine into the bottle. Tha's the wayz I like it, yo.
Marble IIPA not only looks orange, it tastes it, too. Taste opens with a nice splash of Sunny Delight, sweet orange beverage deluxe. Grapefruit, lemon, flowers complete the hop tastes before the bitter strangles all of them in their fruity cribs. Bitterness is at first faint beneath the malts & orange, but gains cruelty as the beer warms. Odd dash of tea, almost oxidized, right at the end, causes the enjoyment dipstick to show a slightly lower level.
All in all an enjoyable IIPA, but I'd take Marble's regular IPA any day. Good beer.
09-29-2012 02:41:29 | More by maximum12
3.69/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
11-06-2010 06:44:54 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.73/5 rDev -8.4%
Bomber poured into a hefe glass, 'cause that's what I had.
A: Slightly darker than golden, nice crisp clear beer with a pronounced white frothy head that dissipates pretty quickly but laces very nicely
S: Smells like your average IPA, piny, hoppy, with a little sweetness
T: Very nice. Has a definite hoppyiness to it without being overly bitter, has a nice sweetness to it without being cloying. Not the best IPA I've ever had, but def good, and a lot better than the normal Marble (Single) IPA.
M: Thin, with a decent carbonation fizz to it.
D: Easily drinkable, even for a higher ABV brew. Would be nice on a hot day. I expect it will go well with my spicy nachos I'm about to eat!
10-10-2012 01:56:15 | More by DRyan
Double IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.