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This Machine IPA | Marshall Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 37
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Belgian yeast gives it a lot of spice notes ... so much so that I almost taste pumpkin in it. There's a clove / cinnamon / banana element, spice cake / bread type of thing. Interesting. I'd appreciate it more, perhaps, were it not billed as an IPA of any kind.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber reddish cloudy color with a slight white head. Piney resin slight citrus scent. Very slight Belgium with piney hops and very slight citrus, to sweet. Medium body with medium light carbonation. To piney and just not my favorite.

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Photo of donspublic
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Actually reviewing this now. Poured from bottle into tulip, semi aggressive pour yields light tan creamy head, hangs around for a few minutes and dissipates. Nice lacing. Opaque burnt orange to look at. Smells of belgian fruity esters, some malt and a more piny/dank hop hanging around in there. Taste deliveries a shot of candy sugar, caramel, grapefruit, pine and has a semi sweet/mild bitter finish. There is some alcohol peeking out of this one, but not too much. Mouthfeel is pretty good, nice luscious feel. I actually think the finish on this is what prevents me from giving it a little higher score in the taste area, would have probably liked to have the sweetness on the palate more than the pine/grapefruit bitterness

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass. Dark golden color with good carbonation and a two finger head that recedes slowly leaving two inches of lacing. Aroma is belgium yeast, pine hops, and a subtle note of citrus. Taste is a roasted malt and yeast body with a hoppy, slightly bitter pine hop finish. A surprising amount of malt in the body of this beer. Medium body and medium carbonation with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden and doesn't make a cameo in the aftertaste.
One of the better Marshall brews I've had. Does a good job hitting the Belgium ester and yeast notes while providing a strong hop presence. Good taste considering the ABV. It's probably better on tap but still good bottled.

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Photo of dr_engineer
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I personally love this beer. Floral belgian notes with a nice hoppy IPA blast. I actually prefer this approach to most "normal" belgian beers I have had. Alcohol content makes this beer little much to session, but nice if you're going to have one beer this day.

The draft version tends to be more floral than the bottles. Pours with a nice head with a cloudy golden color.

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Photo of MartzMimic
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Grandad's OKC. Pours a cloudly dark amber with two fingers of white head that reduces quickly. The nose is mainly Belgian esters and some bready malts. The taste is in line with the aroma: Belgian yeasts, floral notes, malt and just the slightest bittering hops. Medium mouth with a lingering aftertaste. I actually find myself liking this one better than I thought. It's not something I would drink every day, but not bad.

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Photo of DelMontiac
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Released 24 days ago. Purchased 1 day ago in 12oz 4pk format. This Machine was named for the slogan "This Machine Kills Fascists" written on legendary Oklahoma musician, Woody Guthrie's iconic guitar. With this message, Woody used the best weapons he had, his words and his guitar, to help fight the war between good and evil.

This Belgian-style IPA pours a chill-hazed bronze color topped by a thin white cap of foam leaving behind scant lace on a tulip glass.

Pronounced aromas include pineapple, tangerine, Belgian yeast funk, and fresh cut grass. There is some bread dough and a slight phenolic vapor hovering.

Tongue is assaulted with sharp grapefruit bitterness, caramel, candy sugar, citrus and pine. A bigger hop profile than you'd expect from a Belgian-style IPA. Understandable given the hop varieties used - Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Amarillo.

Feel is medium bodied from the stickiness and gentle carbonation. Pretty dry due to 7.8% abv.

Overall, this is a good, but not a great IPA for me. If the hop recipe were scaled back a little (gasp!) to more resemble a Belgian, I may like it better. It's good to see Marshall Brewing stepping out from their comfort zone if that's what they were after. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of stephens101
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An amber sea is capped with an abundance of tan foam.

Blown inland are brisk notes of lemon orange, Belgian yeast and hops.

Tastes big on the caramel with a thicker than expected and creamy bubblegum body that is thinly wrapped in earthy bitterness. A slight funk and spice adds to the complexity.

A supremely well-balanced and flavorful Belgian IPA that sails very close to the best of the style I've tried.

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Photo of BeerExplorer
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer is pretty new to Oklahoma, but it starting to appear more around the state. It is a Belgian style IPA and is very tasty. It has hints of citrus and is not overlly hoppy. it is amber in appearance and its drinkability is very high. Hopefully this will appear in bottles soon.

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Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

trying this in bottle form, will disclaim this beer was better on draft

Pours an effervescent caramel with a thumb of cream colored head. hazes up a little bit at the end, stellar head retention & lacing

S: Pineapple, breadyness, mango, pears & peppery notes

T: Follows the nose, a little bit of barnyard. Pears, white pepper, pineapple, some grapefruit & a little breadfruit, plus dried fruitcake notes as this warms; plus more pear. Finishes with more pear, plenty of pineapple & appleskins

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, slight acidity; nice balance, a little too carbonated

Drinks fairly easy, Belgian is a little too dialed back for my liking; well worth a go

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This Machine IPA from Marshall Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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