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Marble IPA | Marble Brewery

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Marble IPAMarble IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Wolfsdenbrew on 06-12-2008

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Reviews:
151
Ratings:
451
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
16.54%
 
 
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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light amberish and dark yellow color beer, 1"+ head, average lacing and retention. Nice color. Aroma was hoppy when fresh, rough malt prominence when aged.

Taste, solid craft ipa, better hop flavor than average. Good alcohol warmth. Moderate amount of caramel, equal parts grapefruit and pine. Average malt sweetness from it. Not super hefty. Bitterness is moderate. A pretty decent and straightforward ipa, there isn't much in the way of complexity, but its not a style that demands it. Its solid B grade, second tier stuff. I'd be a repeat purchaser if it was in my area for $7.99

The first time I had this was like a 6 month old bottle my brother sat on forever as part of our trade.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 29th March 2015, purchased at Tin Bucket.

A mildly hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great. The nose opens with a plenty of fruit - citrus, tropical fruit, a little bit of stone fruit - as well as a mild bitterness. As with their pils that I had last night,there's a slight soapiness to the nose. The hops, though, are glorious - bright, fragrant, refreshing. Just a little bit of malt is present, lending a sweetness that complements the fruit.

The palate opens with a full, juicy, hoppy fruitiness, nectar-like and downright quaffable. Light citrus, white peach, mango and a little bit of grape are all present in great harmony. Mildly floral (from the Centennial?)as well. The mid-palate has a little bit of malt, a cotton candy like sweetness. A touch of soap is present as well. Drying on the finish with a moder ate bitterness, pleasant and clean, this beer is light in body, moderately carbonated and is very, very good, even despite the soapiness.

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

A- Mildly hazy, lighter copper body, one finger white head, nice thick lacing. Fair retention.

S- Citrus, pale grainy sweetness, caramel, floral notes. A bit of pine.

F- Citrus, grain, caramel, a bit of mineral, not much floral notes to be found, but the pine helps make up for it. A bit less complex than in the nose.

M- Medium bodied, mildly resinous but dry and refreshing, not hard to drink.

O- Decent IPA, nothing to write home about.

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Photo of drpimento
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was a gift from Carla & Mark - Thanks much guys! Excellent brew! Had a nice, tho short lived head and a clear amber color. Aroma is a super fresh hop; heavy grapefruit. Flavor is also very fresh and fits the style so well. Palate is perfect. Finish is like flavor, nothing off, very drinkable. Wish I had more.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to leschkie for this bottle.

A: Pours a wonderful cloudy golden orange. There is only a small white head and it thins quickly.

S: This beer smells like a complete hop bomb. I'm picking up pine, tropical fruits, and citrus. This is exactly how I want every IPA to smell. Absolutely incredible.

T: Unfortunately this beer doesn't taste as great as it smells. Huge grapefruit and bitter right up top. And that taste just doesn't fade. This brew it bitter, bitter, and then some more bitter. No surprise... the finish is bitter.

M: Medium bodied beer. The Hops coat the palate and just don't let go. I'd really like to have some more balance in this beer.

O: This beer smells amazing, but the taste is lacking. I almost feel like the brewers just threw as much hops, and as many different types of hops, into this beer as possible. It's super bitter, and that kind of ruins the possible subtleties this beer could have. I'm happy to have tried it, but I don't need another bottle.

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Photo of maximum12
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GHB for a couple bottles of this IPA a few weeks back. Forgot to enter reviews of it (& the IIPA, I see), so here we are. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour is clean, filtered, light orange. Active carbonation. Nice floral hops in the nose, plus faint breeze of grain, grass, & citrus. Promising.

Marble IPA is a lie-in-the bushes kind of IPA. The barefoot floral & caramel massage builds slowly into a raunchy hop kick in the chards. The sweet malt in the middle complements the hops rather than detracts from them. Bitterness sticks around like a high-school bully. My hand goes to the glass almost of its own accord.

This is an excellent beer. The transition in each sip is unique - every mouthful goes from yummy to searingly bitter. Absolutely unique. Impressed.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 3/23/2012, fairly fresh. Bright orange-yellow color, clear, good head. Farily hoppy smell to it, not quite dank or piney and yet not really tropical, herbal I guess. Taste is bitter, hoppy and a little chewy malt action going on as well. Overall this is a solid IPA and one I'll probably buy again.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev -1%

Can dated 10/20/14, gotten as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours mostly clear golden orange color with a one finger white creamy head. Nice citrus and pine aroma, light grassiness, mild sweetness, nice. Flavor is light citrus, some sweet pineapple, but of mango, mild bitter. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Nice beer.

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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 gford217
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Phelps.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin creamy white head that leaves sporadic lacing on the sides.

The aroma is all about the juicy citrus hops with pineapples leading the way. Bit of malts in the background but the hops get even stronger as it warms, grapefruit and a bit of candied fruits as well.

Taste has a nice pithy bitterness up front with oranges and grapefruit. The backbone is doughy malts is enough to balance things out a bit.

The mouthfeel is excellent, sticky with hops and really juicy for a regular IPA.

This is one of the better IPAs I've had recently. It's one of the most flavorful standard IPAs I can remember having. It's got as much complexity as a really solid DIPA. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying several of the Marble offerings while visiting Albuquerque. In advance of my trip my local buddy has been pumping me up on Marble IPA saying it was one of his favorites. While he's not a BA member, he knows a lot about quality beers and enjoys quality IPA's. I have to say, the is correct, this is a great IPA.

Bright gold in color with the slightest of a haze, wonderful full creamy head that rises above the glass. Excellent lacing. Indeed, a fine looking IPA.

Aroma is fantastic. Immediately lets you know you are dealing with a fresh IPA and one with great hop character. Bright, floral and focusing mainly on citrus/grapefruit notes. Very perfume like.

Excellent flavor that does follow the lead of the aroma. Burst of citrus hops with plenty of grapefruit even with the flavor of the peel. The malt profile is excellent and has that cracker/light bread flavor that I enjoy. Fresh is the main thought you have as you enjoy this.

Bright, refreshing, medium bodied with a crisp level of carbonation.

Have really enjoyed drinking this in my time in town. Excellent IPA and one that I think will get more play in the coming months.

Well Done. (Their Red Ale is great too!)

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

A-golden amber color with a smallish white head and decent lacing

S-citrus, orange, pine, bread, floral

T-bread dough, grapefruit, orange, floral, pine, nice bitter finish

F- medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a nice IPA with good flavor and balance

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to papollo for this one!

Pours a light golden color, which is just stellar in light. A Big, fluffy, stark white head sits on top, slowly dissipates into chunks, and leaves huge amounts of sticky, web-like lacing.

The smell is very floral, earthy, and piney. Hints of resins and citrus show up as well. Faint malts are there, with previews of the crisp bitterness to come.

Similar to the nose, the taste is littered with floral notes, sweet citrus and an amazing woody pine flavor. Bitterness is sharp, but tamed perfectly.

The feel is light to medium bodied, with a good mix of a sticky and slick feeling. Balanced carbonation, with a little crispness. This thing gives a quick assault on your tastebuds, but consoles them as it goes down.

IPA's were made to drink this way, bottom line. A very excellent beer, and I'm thankful I have another bottle and their DIPA in queue!

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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 alexgash
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Clear and clean deep golden body. Fat finger of dense, frothy, eggshell white head. Great lacing and retention. Peppery, spicy, citrusy, and piny hops on the nose. Sugary fruit malt notes as well.

Peppery, spicy hop bitterness up front. Sweetish bread and fruit notes follow. Light tropical fruits fill in as snappy, piny hop bitterness takes over into the finish. Lingering peppery, citrus hops. Dry. Medium body with a creamy feel. Another nice beer from Marble.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 1/17/2010. Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow-orange with a small, foamy white head. Aroma of sweaty, grassy hops. Yum! Flavor of citrus, grassy hops. Palate is a little weaker than I'd prefer. Very similar to the DIPA just a touch lighter in palate. Quite tasty and drinkable nonetheless!

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Photo of Tucquan
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-12-26 in Columbia, PA

A - Almost-clear amber-orange with a 1-finger offwhite head and good lacing.

S - Wow. Big amount of fresh mango and pineapple followed by some pine and hop bud goodness. My kind of smell for an IPA! Compares favorably to Zombie Dust when freshly poured

T - Orange, pineapple, toasted cracker, pine, reams of orange zest bitterness, which lingers strong, proud and long into the finish. The apparent IBUs are strong in this one.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Very prickly, resinous.

O - An impressive brew. Not balanced though - it leans hard to the bitter side. Would've liked a bit more fruit/malt sweetness to moderate the IBUs.

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Photo of Florida9
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Phelps for this one:

A: Cloudy pale orange-tinted yellow in color. Forms a smallish, rocky head on the pour. Light lacing.

S: Very aromatic. Very strong citrus aroma: grapefruit and lemon with some pine as well.

T: Rather light. Light sweet pale malts. Predominantly grapefruit and citrus with a moderate bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium with active carbonation. Very light for an IPA.

D: Easy drinker. Great aroma with a friendly citrusy flavor. However, this one leans more to an APA than an IPA.

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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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Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a mixed Marble sixer picked up from Papago Brewing in early March for $10.00.

Beer poured a golden orange with a white head that is leaving a thick lacing behind.

Nose has hints of floral hops with a grainy undertone.

Taste is hop forward, a very nice mix of pine, mango, and grapefruit. Resins linger nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a carbonation level that is refreshing.

Overall appeal of this brew is good. Great mix of hops make this a very tasty brew to sample.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a canned shape glass from the new 12 ounce can.

Starts with a light and wispy, yet substantial pale white head. The body is a golden and amber blend with crystal clarity. 4.5

I've probably neglected this beer but I don't remember it smelling this good. Potent floral bouquet, orange peel and a caramel-like undercurrent. Fruit seems to dodge in and out. 4.25

Tastes oily and resinous with the subtle taste of weed, flowers, and caramel malts. 4

Thick-bodied and creamy before a dry and bitter finish, there's a great balance achieved here. It drinks clean and is very sippable with a kiss of sweetness that I enjoy. 4.25

An excellent staple from Marble I should visit more frequently.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

XicanoBeerRun shared this with me.

This looks resplendent, a golden yellow with billowy foam that dissipates into a tight, thin lace. Aroma is amazing, just a full-breath of grassy pine goodness. Flavor leaps off the palate. Very crisp, very sharp, very much grassy-pine like the aroma. Tastes incredible, finishes leaving me wanting another. Loved it!

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Photo of Treyliff
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 6/11/14, poured into pint glass

A- pours a hazy golden-orange color with a small creamy white head that retains nicely, eventually settling into a film that leaves a bit of lace behind

S- piney resin dominates the hop profile, with notes of orange peel, leafy greens & grass sneaking in. The malt bill is very clean, allowing the hops to showcase

T- the resinous piney hop notes continue into the taste up front, leafy notes mix with fresh grass with a hint of floral hop, underlying clean malt gives just a faint hint of fresh bread, eventually finishing with more piney linger

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy-yet-crisp finish

O- nice showcase of piney hops, yet very drinkable IPA. A nice introduction to the state.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet tropical fruits and bready malts with some resiny hops.

The flavor is bready malts and sweet fruits with a big resiny hop finish with quite a bit of lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I like this IPA and have liked a lot of Marble's beers. It's a good mix of fruits, and resiny bitterness.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hereby declare this to be a "Sculpin Lite", and I mean that as a kind compliment.

Pours golden with very slight haze and creamy white head that laces well in my glass.

Nose is the best feature of this ale - lots of zingy fresh grapefruit and tangerine. As a Centennial fan I can't help but notice its presence as well.

Palate has some of the sharpness that I've found in other notable IPAs. There's a salient grassy/herbal flavor as well, which is quite nice.

Finishes rather dry, with some powdery hay/straw. Very drinkable too.

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Marble IPA from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.
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