Double IPA - Marble Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 23
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

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(Beer added by: prsguitarsr4me on 12-27-2009)
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Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DenverLogan
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bottle into chalice.
Pours a gold copper clean color...nice rich head. Rich head and lace remain till the end..beautiful.
Aroma of rich malts and herbal hops.
Significant carbonation and giant mouthfeel.
Flavors of piney hops, rich amber malts, white grapefruit rind, black pepper, pine sap, kick yer butt alcohol, damn near chalk bitterness balanced by an amazing creaminess, bitter fruit rind, a slight sweet background, hop flavors galore...lets give it 5 minutes...
OK...clear copper, small head, lovely floral bread aroma, rich flavors of tantalizing malts and floral hops, some bread crust, pepper, pine, citrus, bitter hops, freshly baked bread...nicely blended...gotta have another taste yummy! Not for ninnies :)
Damn...with this beer I enjoy the vibrant aroma slightly more than the flavor, but the flavor is very tasty...from a beer comparative and price point perspective, this beer rocks! The herbal floral bread sweet hot bun aroma stands out and remains till the last pour. There is a little funky melon remaining until the end also. For me rich and tasty, complex and intriguing, compelling...very nice.

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of eclipse54
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle from EgadBananas; thank you! Bottled on 12/17/2012, and poured into a DFH signature glass.

Pours a hazy tangerine color with dark copper hues. A nice, two-finger-wide, fluffy, pure-white head develops atop and leaves behind large quantities of lacing; large collections of bubbles continually coat the surface. A very good looking DIPA. Aroma is of spicy, earthen hops, some freshly cut grass and cultivated earth, pine resin, and orange and grapefruit citruses. Flavor starts with the hops, spicy at first before the earthen notes kick in. Pine, grass, and wet earth come through in the middle, and the grapefruit citrus finishes it up. The mouthfeel starts off lively, bitter, and well carbonated, but finishes somewhat watery and thin. Overall, this is a great DIPA that is very easy to drink. Great looking, good aroma, and solid flavor; well done!

Photo of valdieu2
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bradleyjay34
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Tucquan
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of appetiteforparis
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DRyan
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Photo of Ssmith999
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of maximum12
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of RuckusDu
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The beer pours a little over a finger of slightly orange/off-white head. The bubbles are good size in the middle and tiny on the sides. Head sticks around for a while. The body on this thing is super cloudy and mostly orange. Some brown in there as well. Strong lacing.

S - Smells pretty amazing. Some citra hops, malty backbone, and floral notes. Really a pretty typical DIPA aroma, but it is done very well and quite nice.

T - Again pretty typical. Good hop characters to balance out strong all around flavors. The finish is a little harsh and bitter. Pine, malt, and bread.

M - The feel is nice on the tongue. Good carbonation and body. Just a little mouth puckering bitterness.

O - Quite nice and everything you expect out of a DIPA. Could be a little more smooth on the flavors.

Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  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 bstyle
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Tsrohnek
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of lurpy1
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
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 bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of elNopalero
4.68/5  rDev +15%
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.

Photo of kojevergas
2.3/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

Double IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.