Marathon IPA - Top Shelf Brewing Company

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Marathon IPA
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 27.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Top Shelf Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DrunkinYogi on 01-19-2014

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of beergorrilla
4.06/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful gold orange appearance with a thin white cap lacing. Amazing tropical fruit aroma, taste follows the nose,one of the most drinkable ipas ive had, a very tasty beer

Photo of SpacingOutMan
2.68/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Serving Type: Dark brown bottle. Okay bottle art. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Cloudy, amber body with a quickly fleeting beige head. Sub-par lacing. Only the carbonation keeps this bear from resembling apple juice.

S: Very peculiar aroma; can smell hints of pine, citrus, and hoppy malt. The initial smell was pungent, borderline acrid. It becomes more bearable over time which isn't necessarily a great thing. Despite having all of the components that generally effuse that sweet IPA-characteristic smell; it comes off has being a little too musky.

T: Initial sip starts off with what can best be described as a flat flavor with extremely subtle hints of citrus. It has a strong bitter hop finish which really takes away from its subtle undertones of flavor. All in all, there is nothing really standout about the taste. It isn't necessarily poor but it wouldn't qualify is being good, let alone great. It would be easily forgettable if it wasn't for the odd aftertaste.

M: Decent carbonation alongside a slight tingling sensation stemming from the alcohol. It's a fairly light beer as far as IPAs are concerned and is certainly drinkable if one disregards flavor and smell.

O: I bought this beer since it is a local brew. This brew was definitely disappointing and unfortunately lives up to its name. It feels like you are running a marathon to drink an entire bottle of this beer. I really wanted to enjoy the beer and while I made it through the whole bottle, I simply couldn't justify the purchase. It certainly has potential as one can notice the subtle flavors and aromas in the background. If only they weren't clouded by the distinct downsides...

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice light, bright orange color. Aroma is fruity, mainly tropical fruits, slight herbal and grassy notes. Taste has a nice orange rind bitterness with mainly tropical fruits. Very drinkable.

Photo of jrand2621
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Really good in my opinion.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
2.44/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Appearance was a cloudy dark honey umber with a thin and quickly evaporating head. Smell was mostly pleasant, grain and hop, but with a faint trace of odor. A harbinger of things to come...bad things to come. The taste is significantly off, perhaps infected - in a bad way - or maybe a result of residual chlorine. Tastes like band-aids smell. Overall the taste kills it.

Photo of von_kaiser
1.33/5  rDev -62%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

look was like woah. scent was like uh-oh. taste, drain pour.

no joke, this stuff tastes like iodine. i try and support the locat stuff but this is the worst ipa, beer for that matter, i've ever had. i hate wasting beer, let a lone an expesive-ass'd bomber.

start all over again TSBC. this beer is awfull.

Photo of Seakyden
1/5  rDev -71.4%

Bought this hoping I could get behind another little ct brewery. Sad to say I have never tasted a stranger beer. Smelled...odd. Looked, ok. Tasted...horrible. Banana, metal, iodine. All flavors I shouldn't taste in beer. Drain pour.

Photo of Keithp3939
4.28/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great ipa. Not too bitter and a great finish

Marathon IPA from Top Shelf Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.