Atlas India Pale Ale | Marshall Brewing Company

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Atlas India Pale AleAtlas India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Atlas India Pale Ale is an ale with strength and character worthy of its name. Pale and caramel maltings of American two-row barley give Atlas IPA a malty backbone to support its noticeable, but not overpowering, hoppy flavor and aroma. Columbus, Amarillo, and Cascade hops are harmoniously blended together, bringing about floral and earthy tones which highlight this bold but delicious ale.

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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 213
Photo of cambabeer
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I believe this is my first Oklahoman beer, definitely a life-changing experience and milestone. Sorry if you're from OK. I paid too much for this in the Tulsa Airport (because I was in an airport). A very average profile IPA, but quite good. Guaranteed I'd drink this if I lived in the area. Again, standard profiles in the smell and taste.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy copper color, little head, and minimal spotty lacing.

Smell is very malt forward with caramel and heavy barley. Light herbal and earthy hop notes.

It is a very malty ipa, but has a nice bitter bite. Caramel and brown sugar, herbal and earthy.

Full bodied, kind of chewy. Dry finish.

A very average ipa, but enjoyable.

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Photo of SDmedic
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Too malty to be called an IPA, and missing that hoppy punch in the palate that I seek. Still better than a macro. Worth having one if you're in Tulsa - do your part for the local economy.

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Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch a head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of caramel malt, citrus hops, sweet malt, hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of caramel malt, citrus hops, sweet malt, hint of alcohol. Overall, weak appearance, simplistic body and aroma, and an average beer.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a transparent, copper color with a two finger white head that leaves lacing a third of the way down the glass and recedes rapidly. Aroma of piney hops, but you gotta smell for it. Taste is piney hops with a barely there malt base that leads to a bitter finish. Light body and medium-light carbonation that makes the beer poundable.
It hits all the IPA notes, just with less of every you want in a good IPA. More hops, more malt, a little more body, etc..would do wonders for this beer. Better than macro light beers, but there is room for improvement.

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Photo of zonker17
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bitter malt is about all I can say here. Almost no fragrance. Copper color with lacing. In the world of lPA I find little here to cling to. Almost drinkable and not ordering again.

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Photo of donspublic
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just arrived in Tulsa. Bar had this in tap. Day sucked but this made it better. Nice solid ipa. Very drinkable, no too hoppy but sometimes that is what u need

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Photo of AReason4Reason
2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Definitely not a pale ale. Way too malty for a pale ale. Darker color indicates a lot of malt and the taste follows suit. Reminds me more of a dunkel than anything else. Little to no hops. I would not recommend this to a pale ale purist or anyone who likes a west coast pale ale.

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Photo of Alexkegs
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - a little dark for an IPA a deep orange brown

S - not too much aroma, musty floral hops and sweet smelling malt

T - a little bit of hop bitterness up front finishes just a little too sweet at the end. Notes of citrus, pine, caramel sweetness

M - on the thick and sticky side for an IPA which actually helps to bring out a bit extra bitterness

O - Had on top at the MAYO in Tulsa multiethnic times throughout the weekend. Honestly just a completely average IPA IMO. Everything was there but nothing stuck out. Very drinkable but there was a little too much sweetness for my taste. But honestly I would have drank anything to escape drinking 3.2 beer gross

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Photo of SavvyStudent
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Strong lacing, heavy mouthfeel and low presence of hops which makes this more of a pale ale/lager blend than true IPA to me. Not bad by any means but not what I look for in an IPA. Coop IPA takes the OK IPA spot for me.

If in ok I would suggest giving it a shot but nothing to go out of your way for

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Photo of arc3636
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-rusty yellow color, a bit darker than most IPAs. not much head

S - nothing comes out very strong, but has a bit of a musty smell

T - as you would expect, hops are the dominant flavor, but not overpowering.

M - the hops bitterness sticks to the tongue, very enjoyable

O - overall an enjoyable beer. The flavor hides the alcohol nicely, feel like I could drink several of these

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy caramel color, cream colored head that recedes to a film. Light lacing.

Aroma: Caramelly sweet, spicy. Tea-like herbal tang.

Taste: A tea leaf bitterness comes first before going into spicy sweet caramel. The finish brings bitterness, more black tea.

Mouthfeel: On the heavier side.

Overall: Malty. Spicy. Almost into DIPA territory.

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Photo of delta490
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Cellared for about a year. Poured a nice amber/ruby. Very short lived head but still leaves some lacing. Aroma is mostly citrus. Taste is a nice blend of citrus and malt. No carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. A solid IPA. Nothing really blows you away but it is good and well made.

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Photo of estlinska
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap to a standard shaker at the Flying Saucer on 3/30. Pours a slightly cloudy carrot colored amber in the glass. It has moderate, runny lacing and about 1cm of bubbly head. The smell is very subdued, but mostly characterized by big sweet malt and some citrussy and herbal hops. There is a slight resin and almost a tangy peach smell to it. The taste is very good. The malt is full on and gets close to being too much, but the hop bitterness cuts it off nicely before it gets too much. The bitterness starts light, but then builds up over the course of the beer. The citrus hops work very well with the full sweetness of the malt. The finish is dry and there is a good, full mouthfeel. Overall, I am surprisingly impressed with this beer. It is probably one of the better of the central midwest IPA's I've tried.

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Photo of thefilmcake
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Atlas IPA pours an amber to copper with a light white head. It has a light nose of hops and malts. The beer tastes smooth and malty with a slightly hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and hoppy as well. While this is not an aggressive IPA, it is still a decent beer.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1492nd  Review on BA
Bottle to pint

Thanks to TheBishopCo for this one

App- A deep amber/mahogony with a orangy/yellow highlighted outside. Small one finger mocha head with barely a spot of cling.

Smell-  A huge malty bomb of a beer. Really thick and sweet. The creamy hops add a good depth of flavor.

Taste- Well its a nice IPA. Its very malty but has a semi good hop balance. A little spicy on the back. Maybe a touch of creaminess on the finish.

Mouth- A full medium body with a a medium thick carbonation. Pretty full malts and creamy hops on the finish.

Drink- Its okay, not the best IPA but being from CA its hard to beat our in state beers.

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Photo of DCon
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a Mix-A-Six Pack from MacDoodles in Joplin, MO for $9.85 and added a 12 FL. OZ. bottle of this to it. Poured from the Black/White Vintage labeled bottle with a Greek character carrying the globe into a Shaker Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- A big citrus nose is present with american hops. Light sweetness and malt but well put in the background. Good for style!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies over a good amount of time. Has a medium, reddish copper colored body with light hazing. Leaves good lacing behind.

Flavor- Tons of citrus and sweet hops are continuous throughout the taste. Medium hop bitterness and has a great malty background.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and hoppy all the way through. Not much left on the palate except sweetness.

Overall Impression- A very nice IPA by Marshall! Wish these guys distributed farther East then Joplin. Highly recommend if your an IPA fan.

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Photo of jokelahoma
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blackthorn Pizza and Pub, Joplin, MO

Pours a nice and pretty old penny copper, with little head but ample lacing.

Smells of Columbus hops, with a decent amount of malt aroma as well. Hard to add more, really. Good caramel note to it, which should help the flavor.

And it does. Good bracing bitterness up front which dies away before it gets big. Then the malty, caramelly barley notes duke it out with hop flavors to see who gets to dominate. To the advantage of the drinker, it's a stalemate. Sweetness us here, but it runs and hides immediately after waving hello. In all, it's bitter, but on the low, accessible end of an IPA.

Mouthfeel is light-medium. Not much more to add.

Overall a nice beer. Not a challenging IPA, but good. A good example to introduce someone to the style.

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Photo of dbossman
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep copper hue with a thin but steady head and decent lacing; a bit cloudy at first but that clears up a bit

S: Pretty subdued--nothing offensive but just not a ton going on; some citrus and tea leaf and some subtle burnt malts with a touch of bready sweetness

T: Bitterness is more herbal and grassy with just a touch of lemon; also lots of bready malts--a pretty malty IPA; this is a decent beer but different from most of the style but a nicely balanced finish that makes me want a bit more

F: Fairly sticky and oily--nice medium body for an IPA

O: This is a malty IPA--almost more British in style; it's a decent beer though not what I was expecting

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Photo of stercomm
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap in a restaurant in Tulsa.

A - Light hazy brown, very slight head by the time it got to us.

S - Got a mild pine note nothing with any power to it.

T - Definitely get a little more hops on the taste, some malts, beer is balanced, a little dry on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, mild carbonation

O - was not a bad beer, had 2 pints with dinner

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Photo of pigc
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dirty light brown with two finger head that fades quickly.

S - Heavily breaded malts, oat, rye.

T - Bready malt. Slight bitterness on the backend.

M - Medium with average carbonation.

O - Somewhat of a disappointing IPA. Hops are not very noticable. Just some bitterness on the back end. Too bready and grainy.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Creates a thin off white layer of a head, and has a well filtered copper colored body.

The aroma is more caramel in nature, but does have a decent piny follow through.

Taste wise it follows the path of the.aroma, but with a kind of cooked veggie bitterness in the end.

Feels mildly carbonated, a little oily slick in the middle to the end.

Overall this is a well balanced IPA, and I'd seek this one out again.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass; no dating on the bottle or label. Mostly clear amber body and a big tan, creamy head. Scattered lacing along the glass.

Pretty weak aroma overall. A few hop notes featuring pine and grapefruit. Some malt aromas in the background, but it almost smells roasted, and definitely not sweet.

The flavor is a little better than the aroma, as the bitter hops come through cleanly with pine and citrus notes. The malt really does seem dark overall, and, at first, I thought I had an old bottle. But, the hops are not substantially faded and the brew is not overly sweet. So, I believe this is the flavor the brewery put together, so, I like it. It's different. Not quite a black IPA, but tastes darker than your normal offering.

Medium mouthfeel with an oily hops being present. Overall, a good brew and I would gladly have it again.

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very piney with some strong roasted malt notes.

T - It tasted very roasty, almost like a Black Ale or Porter. Good citrus and pine hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty IPA. Again, it was very roasty and almost like a black IPA in terms of flavor.

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Photo of AlleywayRover
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at Killkennys Irish Pub
Light copper colored. It appeared slightly cloudy in the bar.

Earthy nose with grass clippings and roasted malts.

Strikes me as fairly light for an IPA. It starts with light roasted malt flavors. Floral hop flavors follow shortly after. I'm picked up a lot of pine and herbal flavors.

Smooth, silky mouthfeel.

Drinkable IPA, but nothing fantastic. I would have this again, but only because choices are sometimes sparse in this part of the country.

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Atlas India Pale Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
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