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Double IPA - Marble Brewery

Not Rated.
Double IPADouble IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

63 Reviews
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Reviews: 63
Hads: 155
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 25
Gots: 19 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: prsguitarsr4me on 12-27-2009

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Reviews: 63 | Hads: 155
Photo of russwbeck
4/5  rDev -1%
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!

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Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with an off white head. Aroma is resinous, citrus juice and its rind, toasted malt. Flavor is the same. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, fresh on tap at their tap house this beer definitely delivered. Good stuff indeed. Would drink again.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of bs870621345
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
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.


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Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a respectable head; good stickage and a few shards a lace

Smell: Biscuity, with a hint of toffee and tropical hops (pineapple, orange and mango)

Taste: Biscuity, up front, through the tropical hops arrive early and stay late; underneath, there is a bit of toffee flavor that lingers in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nicely balanced with a very nice hop profile

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity

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Photo of tronester
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Smell is orange rind and malt. Taste is peppery spicy up front, with a dry malt middle and a piney bitter finish. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, low carbonation. Drinkability is good, it gets a bit strong after awhile though with the 22oz bottle. I would definately get this again though.

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Photo of JohnG190
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with a thick, white head. Decent retention and good lacing. Aroma redolent of pink grapefruit and spice balanced by sweet malt notes. Citrus and pine hit the palate first followed by caramel and toffee notes. Finishes bitter. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Overall, a solid, well crafted double ipa.

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Photo of emmasdad
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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. ™

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of koopa
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of DaveHS
4.2/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
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!

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Photo of Tucquan
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of jpr022
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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