Marble IPA | Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA
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4.05/5
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Marble IPAMarble IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States
marblebrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,871
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
496
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
86
Trade:
3
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 162 | Ratings: 496
Photo of Longhorn08
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had while on a ski trip with my family in New Mexico. Had right out of the can. Nice balance of hops. The six pack did not last very long. Next time in going through NM I will look for this.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by stamp smudged and not quite legible... 12/10/18?

Appearance - Pours with a slight haze and golden in color with an off-white, finger width head. Good retention before dissipating to a thin, consistent layer of suds on the surface. Good lacing, with thick sheets and broken webbing decorating much of the glass.

Smell - Strong citrus, with hints of floral notes and bready malt sweetness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Big on orange zest with a hint of juiciness. Mild floral character and a touch of spice bite. Firm but low-key bready sweetness. Hints of stonefruit pop up once the brew warms. Finish adds some orange and grapefruit pith bitterness, and it lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with some fair, tingly carbonation. Slick, easy drinker before a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Good, solid classic West Coast IPA.

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Photo of narwhal
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Salt and Board in Albuquerque. Excellent IPA in every way, but to focus on the strongest point, the aroma is close to perfect. Take a deep sniff and smell the citrus and vegetable and malt in wonderful balance. Tastes almost as good as it smells. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Radcpa
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber color with white head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a mild hoppy. Taste is a mild blend of hops and grapefruit. A little thin for my taste.

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Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed gold with two fingers of white head. Rings of lace appear as the level drops.
Smell is citrus and bread crust malt.
The taste is citrus grapefruit some resinous hop oil. Again some bread crust malt.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter.
Overall a fine IPA. And the can has a date on the bottom! Less than three weeks old.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours light amber, or dark gold. Same difference. Great retention, great lacing.

A: Yup. This is gonna be good. Grapefruit and honeydew melon finished off with pine. My kind of IPA already.

T: Even better! First impression of grapefruit is quickly overcome by lightly toasted sesame, blueberries, orange peel, then melon and pine to end it all.

F: Crisp enough to chug, rich and smooth enough to savor. Well carbonated, wonderfully bitter, and just a touch of alcohol warmth.

O: Absolutely delicious IPA that I will gladly, and hopefully, be seeing much more of. I'm a huge fan of Beachwood's Amalgamator, and this is the closest IPA I've had to remind me of it. Cheers!

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at a steakhouse in Santa Fe. It poured a clear orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel and pine. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. Nice subtle hints of citrus. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

20 oz pint at Westside Taproom. West Salem. $5 Clear lighter orange color beer with a small white wispy head. Aromas of strong fruity/tropical hops. Peach stone, orange zest and clementine. Taste is similar to the aromas. Very tropical. Malts are there but definitely take a back seat. Excellent mouth feel. Perfect carbonation. Top tier IPA.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is somewhat subdued. Mix of grassiness and some fruit, but it is more in the background.
Somewhat cloudy with an amber of golds and hint of red. Smallish head with some lacing.
Quite apparent bitterness that doesn't overpower, but always reminding me it's there throughout the drink. Enough malt heft support. Mix of flavors in the hop taste similar to the aroma.
Good feel, soft and full.
Courtesy of NovoMexicano. Many thanks.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 7/21/16, so less than 3 months old. thanks to relatives Brian and Josh for toting a bunch of NM beers back to me in PA.

Nice golden yellow body, only faintly hazy. decent white head, leaving good lacing.

clean to the nose, seems to have both citrus and non-citrus aromas

Mango in the beginning with a good strong malt background, then grapefruit hop bite at the end.

Mouth is above medium, faintly sour at the back of the mouth.

Overall, a very tasty ipa and my first NM beer. Thanks Marble!

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Photo of jeswasgui
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got on draft at a local restaurant. It's a murky copper color. Moderate white head. Wasn't a strong aroma but I could get a grapefruit and pine smell to it. The taste was piney with a very sharp bitterness to it. Has a smooth feel to it and easy to drink. I am very pleased with this beer. It has what I'm looking for in an IPA

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taste--As many others have pointed out, there is a grapefruit flavor present, but for me, it seems mainly to be dominant in the aftertaste, and does neither add to nor interfere with the main sipping. Damn smooth for 95 IBU. Salty start that is characteristic of high-quality IPAs. In my opinion, this IPA is second, only to La Cumbre Elavated IPA.

Smell--Pine tree smell, but I have very little sense of smell, so I'll defer smell judgments to others.

Look--Darker than most IPAs and with a head that is mostly white, laced with golden blonde. Honestly, and I mean nothing derogatory to the beer, but the color of this beer is just like urine in person that is somewhat dehydrated.

Feel--Nice, not too biting. Again, damn smooth for 95 IBU and 6.8% alcohol.

Overall--I would serve this at parties where I thought IPA would be desired. The taste is uncomplex-- not simple, mind you, but uncomplex. Salty, bitter, then grapefruit after taste, at no point being overpowering.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: nice orange color, with a nice lacing white head
S: citrusy, mostly grapefruit
T: grapefruit peel, and some spiciness
F: good upfront mouthfeel, slightly bitter finish
O: very well done, the finish is my only knock on an otherwise great IPA

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Photo of thebeers
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant, hazed orange color with a finger of yellow-tinted white head that leaves decent lacing. Big grapefruit aroma with a nice whiff of white pepper behind. Medium bodied, just a little creamy, with a nice prickliness from the carbonation and flavor. The grapefruit and slight pepper are present again in the taste, although slightly more muted, with a delicious, hugely-bitter aftertaste. Solid.

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Photo of gustavmahler-09
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange-brown. Smell is skunky, rotten fruit. Hop bomb at first taste, some citrus aftertaste. taste stays in mouth. Not creamy as it goes down, but edgy. A lot of character. Something quirky about it that I find appealing.

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Photo of TheStoutLord
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Poured into a tulip. Thin quickly dissipating head that leaves a bubbly and lacey remainder. Clear golden color, looks good.

S: Delightfully hoppy, can definitely get some of the dry hops from the smell. Very citric, with some floral tones. I can even whiff the malt at the end that goes great with the floral/sweet smell. Very good smelling beer, so I have high hopes.

T: Strong and hoppy up front with a smooth malty finish. Plenty of citrus and floral flavors throughout. It seems like the fundamental for this IPA are so strong that the complex flavors don't really come out a lot.

F: Medium body, great dry hopped feeling on the tongue that continues well after you can your sip. The lingering taste is a pleasant one.

O: Damn good IPA. Strong basics with hops and malt in the back, but not a lot to speak for complex flavors.

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Photo of stevoj
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Whole Foods. Cloudy orange golden pour with small skin of airy head. Funky, musty, citrusy, resembles an APA more than an IPA. A bit of a let down after Elevated.

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Photo of Simont
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date 12/14/15, poured into 20 oz snowman mug at my in-laws 1/22/16. Golden color moderate haze, loose cream colored head faded (no wonder). But this is a fantastic spicy/ herbal/ dank hop treat - huge hop aroma and flavor make this equal to some of the leviathans from the East Coast (Heady... Lawsons... most by Other Half). Malt profile is bready malt with a little caramel sweetness, but appropriately dry and solidly bitter. But is totally overshadowed by the massive hops. Love the clear bottle dating and full recipe breakdown on the bottle (stated DH is Citra Simcoe Cent Chinook and Mosaic - I get a dankness that I usually associate w Amarillo or Columbus, but guess not). Amazing hop wizardry here, great job Marble.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellow and light amber colors swirl, leaving a full inch of head with average retention and lace. Aroma only leans hoppy when uber fresh, after that a malty contingent comes around towards the back end of the six pack.

Mixture of good hoppy c hops and heat. Balanced in terms of American ipa with the malt, pine and grapefruit, bitterness etc. . .

Its a pretty straightforward kind of ipa. When you can get it for $1.50 a bottle, its worth it, when fresh.

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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle.

Appearance: nice and brite. Head forms quickly when poured but fades quickly as well with little if any head retention.

Aroma: hops upfront - citrus and maybe some light pine. The malt aroma come through as sweet bread.

Flavor: this beer is well balanced. Hops are the headlinng act. The malt is present but plays the backseat. The only standout hop flavors are citrus and pine. I get no tropical flavors typical of Simcoe or Citra. I don't know, thogh, what type of hops are used in this IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied but heavy enough that drinking several would definitely fill you up and slow you down.

Overall: a very nice effort. 'Balanced' is the operative descriptor of this beer. It is hoppy - obviously given the style - but the malt is right there too. Very well done. Certainly better than most readily-available IPAs.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can with a travel mug
Noted on 06/17/2015

Picked this one up at the Whole Foods in Sedona, AZ

A: Pours a soft caramel amber body with some decent clarity to it. Frothy tan head that swells out of my camper mug. I can see some thin tracks of lace and a few random dots stay clinging to the walls.

S: The nose is fairly pronounced with a malt breadiness and sweet caramel accents. Not overly so but enough to be first intro here. From there the citrus-grapefruit takes hold and it is quite pithy and floral with a light dusting of pines in tow. I get a dash of lemony herbals and even some tropical mango to this as well.

T: A decent steadiness between the pale malts and citrusy pine hops. Biscuit with cracker and a light caramel sweetness meets a grapefruit centric citrus note. There is a light herbal and dank element to this as well and fleeting tropical fruit twist that I am really digging. Just wish it was more so here. The beer has a moderate amount of perceived bitterness and there is no alcohol coming through in the flavor. Some stone fruit like esters mixed in. A ittle jumbled here I would say and any aftertaste falls off pretty quickly form here.

M: Light to moderate filling body with a nice bouncy feel from the carbonation. Slightly resinous but mostly clean with a mildly constricting bitterness building up to a drying finish.

D: Another so-so IPA coming out of the South West. Was excited to see this one but perhaps my palate is spoiled. It’s a quality brew just nothing ground breaking and even still somewhat uninteresting to me. Like many of these I have tried lately it rides in that above-average B-B+ range for me.

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Photo of BillBabbitt
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 10. Oz glass on tap at their brewery. Very light head, but lots of lacing. Very aromatic, but just a little too bitter for my taste. Needs a little more balance.

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Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8/11/15; poured from 12oz can into a 16oz standard pint glass.

L: light amber in color with a fluffy white head that settles into a thin lacing. slightly hazy. nice looking beer.

S: big citrus-forward hop aroma. lots of lemon and orange peel. well done.

T: tons of hops (as expected for the style) with aforementioned notes of citrus but with more tropical fruit on the palate. lemon, grapefruit with a bit of apricot and mango. love these late-boil hop additions. this is one of the best IPAs in the southwest!

F: a bit flatter than expected. would like more carbonation but i loved the dry finish. made it quite drinkable for the style.

O: as I said before, this is easily one of the best IPAs the southwest has to offer. highly recommended if you're in the area.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am really surprised by this beer. I was expecting an average ipa but this hit a home run. Marble IPA is a great ipa that is superbly balanced. Get this if you can. I wish I could.

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Photo of beergoot
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear, golden tinged body; lively carbonation; one-finger thick, white head. Huge pine and citrus aroma; pungent. Nice grain flavor balanced with a crisp hop bitterness; orange rind. Medium body; wet yet leaves a dry finish on the palate.

A very fine, crisp and juicy IPA. There is an even-keeled yet complex balance and depth to this beer that is most intriguing and very, very satisfying. A must try IPA...

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