Double IPA - Marble Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 25
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 151 | Reviews: 63
Photo of tjsdomer2
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
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 hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from undated bomber to pint glass the beer pours a perfectly clear light honey color with a lot of active bubbles, a 1 finger white head, with good retention and gobs of lacing. The nose is hop forward with a resiny pine character, a hint of citrus sweetness, a malty background. Good. No alcohol detected. The flavor follows with a strong coat on the palette that lingers for a long while. Thick and chewy. The hop isn't as dominant as the nose let on, it hits with a resiny pine up front that quickly melts to a malty sweetness that lingers. Alcohol is more prevalent than the nose let on, but it's not too much. Medium bitter. Finishes chewy and thick. Well carbonated and medium bodied. Overall, this beer won't knock your socks off but it's not bad. I'd enjoy this more often if it continues to be available.

Photo of StoneTSR
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Photo of TenHornsProud
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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 -9.8%
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 bump8628
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of Zorro
3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
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 Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is light orange hued and fairly hazy. The white head is about a finger's width, leaving some random traces of lacing upon the glass. The beer is hop forward, with a touch of alcohol. The beer smells stronger than the Marble IPA, with a bit less tropical fruit and citrus presence. This DIPA has more or a malt and hop balance, as opposed to the single IPA, which is more focused on the hop character. Medium bodied with some lingering bitterness in the finish. Overall, I preferred the Marble IPA to this. That said, this was a decent beer and I would have it again.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
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 mdfb79
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 11/05/11 notes. Thanks to yourfragile for sharing this one. Consumed right after their Marble IPA. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter.

a - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Slightly lighter in color than the normal IPA.

s - Smells citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, light tropical fruits, and pine hops. Doesn't smell quite as hoppy and fresh as the IPA did, which is surprising, but it is good. Not as muich tropical fruit either, and more citrus.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, fruity malts, and some nice bitterness. More pine hops than the normal IPA.

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

o - Overall a nice DIPA. More bitterness and pine hops than the normal IPA, and less tropical fruits, so I prefer the normal Marble IPA, but still worth checking out and something I'd gladly have again.

Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Duvel tulip; bottled 7/15/11, enjoyed in early October and reviewed from notes. Big thanks to vonschplieffen for sharing.

A: Light amber body topped by an inch of frothy white foam. Good retention, light lace. I'm a fan of the light coloration - the promise of hop dominance is exhilarating.

S: Bright, fresh, citrusy hops. Lemon really stands out, with grapefruit and pine backing it up. Nice.

T: Citrusy, floral, bitter, and tasty. A hit of malt gives balance. Straightforward and enjoyable.

M: Smooth medium body, light, creamy carbonation. Lovely.

O: Quite good. While nothing spectacular, it did what a DIPA should do and it did it well. I'd love to drink this fresh from the source someday.

Cheers!

Photo of emmasdad
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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 Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
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 lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev -1%
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 YourMomDrinksBud
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
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 DaveHS
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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 jpr022
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of oglmcdgl
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of GabrielM
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

Photo of bs870621345
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra from DrMattyB...thanks man!

Pours a pale amber color with a half inch of white head on a gentle pour. Leaves nice lacing down the glass.

Smells like pine hops. No real malt backbone to speak of.

Taste is a strong pine bitterness up front with a bread malt sweetness to counteract the hop bitterness. I tend to like a bigger malt backbone and citrus, really not getting either one.

Mouthfeel is moderate with nice cleansing carbonation.

Overal- 4s across the board. Its a good DIPA, straight up hops with nothing getting in the way.

Photo of UMNbeerhunter
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Town Hall tulip on 2/27/11

Pours a golden hazy color typical of most IPA/DIPA's with tons of frothy white head.

Smells of citrus hops and sweet tones... I think mango mixed with the sweet malt makes this very pleasant in the aroma category.

Taste is less impressive lots of hops and bitterness but it does taste good. Citrus is apparent but its not really complex IMHO.

Mouthfeel is light weighted and the resin of the hops moves through ¥our mouth relatively quickly compared t many other IPA/DIPA's.

Drinkability: I will visit this again in the future when its more fresh. I think this beer has more to offer but I got it in a trade as an extra and had it put away for a month before I tried it. I like it but I need to try it when the hop notes are really fresh and apparent. I think that would put it over the top.

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
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 LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 1/9/2010. Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma is a bit odd -- lots of grassy hops, kinda smells like onion grass mixed with a sweaty gym bag. It gets better once you get used to the oddness. Flavor is pretty similar with the same onion grass/sweat qualities, plus some hop resins and a solid caramel malt base. Bitter finish. Took a little while to warm up to but by the end it was quite enjoyable. Great IIPA!

Double IPA from Marble Brewery
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