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Double IPA - Marble Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 23
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 elNopalero
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
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
2.35/5  rDev -42.4%
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 savagepm
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kawilliams81
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
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 MFauver35
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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

A: Clear yellow-brown pour with at least 3 fingers of white head. The head laces a ton while receding and lasts a really long while.

S: Really piney and citrus aroma with a nice malty base. The dry, piney hops really shine through here. I think I'm getting a touch of booze, but nothing out of the ordinary. This has a really nice balance, and an inviting aroma overall.

T: The balance continues through the taste. A really nice piney, bitter taste combatted by the caramel maltiness. It has the hops of a big West Coast IPA, but makes it work with some malt balance as well. Really impressed.

MF: Medium body with a nice amount of carbonation. The sweet and bitter feud in the taste makes it quite drinkable.

O: I really liked this. Typically when I taste a ton of malt in an IPA I'm wondering what went wrong, but this is nothing but tasty. Do yourself a favor and try it!

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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

Photo of poppyjohn
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GilGarp
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
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 kiki3drt292
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

a very manageable bomber of double ipa. pours a beautiful cloudy glowing sunny orange color with a 2 inch white head thats lasts awhile and a few rogue yeast floaters. smells like a good mix of pine forest sappy hops and that tropical pineapple passionfruit hops. also some english style pale malts backing it all up. flavor is similarly complex on the hop front, with a very earthy spruce tree type resin at first, being followed up by a sweeter and more tangy hop essence. it is not overwhelming though, and is actually on the lighter side of the big ipa spectrum in my opinion. feel is nice too, roughly medium bodied, but the resinous hops make it feel thicker. good carbonation lightens the feel up and the finish is wonderfully hoppy, without being bitter. overall another keeper from marble.

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
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 -2%
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 +0.5%
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 +6.6%
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 -2%
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 MYJELLOMISFIT
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of bobbrew
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of ldawg87801
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of DavidST
3.67/5  rDev -10%
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.

Double IPA from Marble Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.