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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.

Added by Beertracker on 08-15-2008

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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 82
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1/5  rDev -71.6%

Photo of Decker
1.53/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A terrible Oklahoma IPA; one of the worst IPAs I have ever tried.

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Photo of randal
2.01/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Well I wanted to like this beer. I grew up in south Tulsa and remember Tulsa Brewing Company and the short lived Cherry Street Brewing Company in the early 90's. Atlas IPA is not a bad beer, but not an IPA. Perhaps it's the bottle (other reviews were on tap) but the beer is extremely carbonated and I don't get much aroma hop at all which is strange considering the extreme bubbles should be releasing a wave of hop scent. The flavor doesn't have much hop presence at all, and not much bitterness either. I tasted this next to an average pale ale and the Marshall's was outclassed in most aspects of hop flavor and aroma.

It would be really great if they get the kinks worked out and throw caution to the wind and dump some more hops in this beer. Until then, I will consider this a decent amber ale.

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Photo of dza360
2.12/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not sure if I got a bad bottle, but this beer was not very good. I struggled to find any characteristics of an IPA, but there really aren't any traces of the style here. Very one dimensional beer that frankly tastes pretty much like first time home brew from an extract kit. Color is a ruddy amber with some haze and a very thin head that leaves no lacing. The smell is next to burnt biscuits with a slight tinge of sweetness. The beer tastes pretty unremarkable, definitely nothing IPA about this beer as the low quality malt is really heavy and overpowers the hops which are nothing but bitter. The mouthfeel is thin with some biting carbonation but it seemed flat by the time I got 2/3 through the glass. I ended up pouring it out.

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Photo of JEdmund
2.12/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ambery/orange body with a tall, tan head

Something a bit off and not very hoppy for an IPA

Taste & Mouthfeel
Taste follows nose and that funkiness is dominating the palate in a big and distracting way; hops are barely perceptible, as is the malt; body is thin-to-medium; this definitely tastes like something went wrong with the beer. And my buddy who has had it on tap confirmed that it does not taste like it should.

I will give this one another try as I'm sure the beer had gone bad. With how tasty the wheat and pub ale are, I am pretty confident Atlas IPA, when fresh, is an enjoyable beer. The only reason I even logged this review was because a number of other reviewers had the same experience, so obviously something's going wrong with q.c. at Marshall Brew. Co. and they need to be made aware of it.

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2.33/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 22oz waxed bottle into a pint glass. No dating info. It was an orange amber color with light carbonation and good lacing. It had a small head especially for an IPA that quickly settled into a thin film.

The aroma was very weak. Some floral hops if you really sniffed along but mainly caramel malts. Taste followed the aroma. The hops were barely there and what was there wasn't that pleasant. Really not much flavor and then it had a weird aftertaste. Drainpoured after several attempts to make it through.

Overall, a major mess and not worth drinking. I'd had two other Marshall beers and they were excellent so not sure if this is just a bad beer for them or if I got a bad bottle. Based on how good the other 2 were I'd re-sample this one but for now it's one and done.


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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of hardrock
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of Coach_Griff34
2.55/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of largadeer
2.59/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy orange-amber with three fingers of lasting head that leaves sticky sheets clinging to the glass. Lightly hopped floral aroma, not exactly what I'd call a true IPA. Crystal malt is more prominent, in fact. The first thing noticed in the taste is a bit of wet paper-like oxidation that lingers from beginning to end; strange as this doesn't taste old, just oxidized. Mouthfeel is thin, I'm guessing this is a partial mash brew. There's a touch of malty sweetness but this is mostly bitter, with no real foundation or body to balance it.

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Photo of AReason4Reason
2.6/5  rDev -26.1%
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 shakeheap
2.7/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

With some work this small brewery will likely be able to turn this into a great ale. But there's work to do.

It's really hard to drink this beer and it has nothing to do with flavor. I poured about 3 ounces and had a glass full of foam. It took me 25 minutes just to pour a full glass and by that time I was losing interest. Drink it I did though... and it's a decent IPA. Not great but it could be.

The label and wax sealing on the bottle are very impressive... but I think I'll try it on tap and hopefully then I can come back and edit this rating higher.

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2.74/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.82/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to blueokie for the opportunity to try this beer.

The beer foamed out of the top of the bottle as the cap was popped. Usually not a good sign. Feared this bottle/brew had been infected.

As We poured this brew the head on this was intense. Like 12 fingers according to one BA and like pop rocks according to another. Little liquid and a shitload of foam.

The nose was interesting. I got candy and spices, and a few other things going on.

The taste with alot of carbonation made this feel light on the tongue with a slight carbonation burn.

I would not recommend this beer to anyone . Glad I got to try it

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2.83/5  rDev -19.6%
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 Bradrey5
2.92/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gruss004
2.99/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Alexkegs
3/5  rDev -14.8%
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 TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Atlas India Pale Ale from Marshall Brewing Company
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