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Marble IPAMarble IPA
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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:
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Added by Wolfsdenbrew on 06-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,339
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
482
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of KAP1356
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade from GabrielM, thanks! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle dated 1/06/11...

A - Pours a slightly hazy lighter gold color with some occasional light orange highlights on the edges ofthe glass. A little eggshell white cap frms and very quickly recedes leaving a top with obvious yeasty spots.

S - Very piney hops right off the bat. Just a slight bit of citrus comes through as the malt backbone punches through the piney, resinous notes.

T - Nice piney, resinous taste. The citrus comes out much more on the palate than the nose and adds nicely to the overall hop profile. There is some malt presence, but nothing as powerfull as I would have thought. Very dry and earthy.

M - Sharp bite from the carbonation. Light bodied, just barely bordering on the light-medium bodied border.

D - Not a bad beer. Could be a nice session beer. Nothing special, but one that could be enjoyed in bulk on a hot summer day.

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Photo of scottyshades
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to knm for the bottle! Wanting to try this for a while now

A: Pours a slightly hazed but mostly transparent pale gold color with a big fluffy white cap. Retention is pretty good, not too much carbonation to speak of

S: Very resinous and very piny hops right off the bat...its one of those IPAs that spreads across the room when opened. Light grapefruit as well. Malts are kind of present, but don't really have any significant presence, only a faint caramel note.

T: Very very resinous and piny...similar to Green Flash's IPA, and other various West Coast offerings. Huge hop presence, not very well balanced but I'm still enjoying this one.

MF/D: Bitterness leaves the mouth a little parched, definitely a palate wrecker of an IPA. Medium body, carbonation is nice...only a little rough

Notes: I've read on the forums that this is similar to Sculpin, but I completely disagree. It's missing the yeast in the flavor and the tropical fruits in the nose/flavor. Still an excellent beer

Thanks to knm for giving me the opportunity to try this!

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Photo of bbeane
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got mine courtesy of GabrielM too... thanks man!

A- Poured into my DFH chalice... starts with a nice white head with nice retention, and leaves behind a great webbed coating of lacing. Beer is a light amber color with very light sediment

S- Not the most pungent beer... what is there is all grapefruity hop aroma

T- Tasty. Has a nice grapefruity pine taste with some malty backbone. Not quite balanced... bit more hop heavy IMO

M- A bit thin... with light carbonation

D- I enjoyed it... if it were local, it would probably be a "go to" session beer for me, depending on the price

CHEERS

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

GabrielM sent me this bottle in Secret Santa 10. Thanks Gabe.

Marble IPA has a crystal clear, light copper-colored body. The creamy head is only about a finger tall with OK retention and a little bit of lacing.

The aroma has some bright citrus character headlined by grapefruit, which is balanced out by some caramel malt.

Resinous hops with pine flavors come through up front, with a good bit of caramel malt underneath it. The finish has even more hops, with moderate bitterness and a good bit of citrus flavors. The citrus once again is headlined by grapefruit. The finish is dry and bitter.

The body is a little bit light and the carbonation is pretty snappy.

Marble IPA has a good amount of malt, but still is hop forward, with a good citrus character. Pretty drinkable IPA.

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

12oz bottle into a pint glass - extra from Gabe in a recent trade.

A: Pours a golden yellow with a big white head that slowly fades to a layer across the top with some great lacing.

S: The nose is full of floral hops in the form of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. Slight pine aromas in the background as well. Smells beautiful.

T: The taste is sharp grapefruit style bitterness with the tropical fruits and pine from the nose showing up in the finish. Nice balance of bitter and sweet from the malt and hops.

M: The feel is crisp and medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

D: Very tasty IPA and glad I got to try this one. Most IPAs from smaller craft breweries are malty messes but this one does well with the hops.

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Photo of GabrielM
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

A - beautiful dark golden color with awesome lacing and bright white head on top.

S - a ton of hops on the nose, citrus, grapefruit, wheat.

T - same as nose - big, bold hops and grapefruit dominate.

M - good carbonation and surprisingly smooth, even with the intense hop bite. My mouth is happy.

D - definitely a sessionable IPA here!

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ashy white head over a copper-orange brew. Fresh aroma of citric fruits with a hint of some other produce-aisle products, like peach, apricot, and pine sol. That last is unfortunate, but it's very minor.

The flavor is very sweet upfront, but the mentholated finish is welcome. Decently sweet all the way through, but the body isn't very full. Dry, herbal, a little grassy, with the citric notes playing backup.

Pretty clean, nice finish and lingering bitterness. This is a pretty good beer, especially for a fairly local operation. Enjoyed this on a trip up to Taos, shared with the innkeeper who was impressed with his local brewer.

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

A: Bright orange-golden body. Large off-white frothy head. Moderate retention and spotty lacing.

S: Blend of pine, grapefruit, lemon, and soft caramel.

T: Nicely balanced IPA with a fair bit of citric hops without too much bitterness. The malts are present and pleasant. Good resinous pine towards the back end.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Light bitter hop bite. Slightly drying.

D: A nice IPA. Would love to try this super fresh and/or on tap and see how much more the hops might shine.

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Photo of wedgie9
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasted from bottle. Pours bright orange with a frothy and rocky white head that has serious retention. Nose is primarily resin, citrus, and pine hops, but there is a solid backbone of malt and some mango and guava tropical fruitiness as well. The citrus, pine, and resin all come through very nicely on the palate, but the malt seems to be non-existant until the finish. The tropical fruits including orange come through nicely on the palate as well. The body is light, and the carbonation is very lively with a long bitter hops finish. This really is a very good single IPA.

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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 dkarlstrum
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type- Both bottle and on Tap at the Marble Tap room

Appearance- Orange/Yellow/Golden color With a nice 1/2 inch, rather sticky head.
Smell- Grapefruit, pine, lots of citrus
Taste- great (but not overwhelming) hop flavor. Taste grapefruit, citrus, pine, some floral notes.
Mouth feel- Good body and carbonation
Drinkability- I could drink this all day

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a lidless glass German stein.

Thanks to papollo for this bottle!

I'm digging this New Mexico jag, even though it's coming to a trickle now. This entry pours a clear pale straw topped by about a finger of white micro-foam. The nose exhibits a fine balance between piny grapefruit and sweet caramel. And not much else. The taste follows in lock-step, though the caramel has a very slight advantage (I blame myself for waiting so long to crack this one open). The body is a heavy light, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, a very nice representation of the IPA style. It may not be fancy, but it is pleasant and balanced. Good times.

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Photo of Domingo
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fresh bottle from NM brought back. I wonder how long it will be before these guys hit the big time?
Pours a honey color. A good amount of foam for the style, lots of lacing, too.
Not surprisingly, lots of fruity hops on the nose.
Sweet tropical flavors hit initially, the middle has more of a pine/citrus rind character, and the finish has a lingering peach note.
It sounds simple...and it is to a degree, but it's excellent.
For the 2nd beer in a row Marble has captured huge hop flavors usually only found in DIPA's and experiments into a highly drinkable, memorable IPA.
Mouthfeel is think enough to drink on a hot day, but with enough texture to make for a good food pairing.
Normally I'm not a huge IPA guy, but I could definitely have 3-4 of these.
Up there with the best IPA's around. Floral hop fans might not like it as much, but it's right up my alley.

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Photo of koopa
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade with GabrielM thanks!

Appearance: Pours a soft golden with a touch of orange and a nice rocky white 2 finger crown that displays good retention and lace.

Smell: Loads of grapefruit over bready malt. My type of IPA nose!

Taste: Same as nose but a bit more "rind" like. Could use some tropical fruit notes in my opinion. A very pithy IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with good carbonation. Standard.

Drinkability: Sessionable IPA here.

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Photo of Phelps
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/16/10

Looks: perfectly translucent pine-sol orange. A half-finger yellow-white head quickly becomes just a ring. Tiny dollops of lace spot the glass.

Smells: snappy. Glorious grapefruit and pine, along with other citrus: lemon, tangerine. Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial. Biting, herbal. Not too much malt in the back, but what's there imparts a nice honey sweetness.

Tastes: hop-heavy. This is one IPA that leans heavily upon its hops. Grapefruit, pine trees, crackers. Not a ton of sweet malt. Almost tastes like a pilsner background. Lightly bitter in the back. Pretty standard.

Feels: medium carb, smooth, rolls over the tongue nicely. I actually pick up a slight alcohol heat, which is odd for an IPA, especially one that's only 6%. Slightly light-bodied.

Drinks: sensibly. I'll agree with the text on the bottle that says this is "one rock-solid IPA." Solid, yes, but nothing really special.

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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 boralyl
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to TheDankOne for hooking me up with this bottle.

A - Pouring into a pint glass produces a half inch of sticky white head. The head retention is excellent and leaves generous lacing on the inside of the glass. The beer is clear and golden with orange highlights.

S - The nose is nice and hop forward. There is juicy citrus and tropical notes throughout. In addition there is a light caramel aroma.

M - Light to medium in body with active carbonation. Slightly resinous and dry.

T - Wow, this beer produces an amazing tropical flavor profile. There is pineapple, mango and citrus present. There's a small amount of grapefruit in the finish with a fairly low bitterness thanks to the complementing caramel malt backbone.

This beer is so refreshing and well balanced that I wish it was distributed in my neck of the woods. It's an outstanding IPA and could easily hang out with the other awesome IPAs that are out there. This beer has inspired me to look into creating an IPA with Columbus, Centennial, and Amarillo hops.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear, deep golden color with a thick white head that leaves loads of lacing.

Smells of citrus, and floral hops.

Tastes of big delicious hops. Notes of grapefruit with a good amount of bitterness. Some floral and grassy notes come through as well. A bit of tropical type fruits come through with mango and pineapple. Pale malts are well represented with a bit of bread and a small sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

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

Bottle Date of 04/21/10; Sampled April 29th 2010
Hopefully that is a bottled on date and not a best by date, considering this just arrived in AZ it is likely the former. A vigorous pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two-finger thick, lightly tan colored head. The beer is a very pretty, almost reddish-orange tinged copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper hue when held up to the light. Ahhhh, the aroma is nice and fresh; super-tropical fruit-like aromatics backed by a pungent hoppiness just about jumps out of the glass. The notes are a mix of huge lychee, kumquat, floral peach, sharp tangelo-zest oil, dank herbal "hemp" notes and a herbaceaous pine-like character drowns out the malt character to no more than a supporting role.

A sweet beginning melds into a fairly dry, light bodied beer that finishes with a pine / herbal bitterness that lingers on the palate. While the juicy fruity hop character accentuates a perceived sweetness the malt character is pretty dry here; some biscuit like malt character and toasted cracker notes play a supporting role in the flavor. While the pungent hop-fruit flavor is much reduced when compared to the aroma, there is still lots of lychee, tangelo and essential citrus oil notes that play a supporting role to the more dominant herbaceaous notes that are found in the flavor. I really like how light and quaffable this is, the pungent hop character keeps it from being excessively quaffable, but this is right in the sweet spot for an IPA.

This is a very clean, impressive IPA out of New Mexico. It is far better than any locally availible bottled Arizona IPA; oh wait, there are none of those, a fact that is an incredible sore point with me, fuckin AZ brewers. Even still, this is a damn nice IPA that I wouldn't mind having fresh six-packs lying around of. If I had to complain, I would wish for the flavor to lean more towards the bright fruity-hop character than it does, but that is really a minor complaint, and purely one of personal-prefference.

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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 Flashsp2
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Marble Brewery IPA into 25cl tulip

Slightly hazed orange with golden and yellow highlights. A half inch
white head that leaves nice stick throughout.

Aroma is so damn hop forward. Tangerines, grapefruit, pine needles, floral.

Grapefruit zest, tangerines, navel oranges, pine sap, raw hop leafs.
Intense and fresh.

Body is light and refreshing, with a moderate carbonation.

This is way easy to throw back. One of the absolute best IPAs that I
have ever been fortunate enough to drink. On par with greats like Two
Hearted and Stone IPA.

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Photo of dudemuskie
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My parents and I were staying in the Hotel Albuquerque and we stopped in at the hotel restaurant for dinner. I was stoked to see local brews on their menu, including 12 oz bottles of an IPA from Marble Brewing Company! Knowing I was about to dive into a steamy spicy bowl of green chile stew, I went for the IPA! Turns out it was an excellent decision!

Appearance- Brilliant orange with a slowly fading eggshell white head. Nice clingy lacing most of the way down.

Aroma- LOADS of juicy supercharged american hops oozing with aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, orange...wow. A faint caramel maltiness lies underneath but heavy handed hop aromas are front and center.

Flavor- Starts off the same as aromatics with juicy bursting hop flavors. Middle brings out some resinous, dank hop notes and even some hints of earthy woodiness and a hint of caramel malt. Minerally finish cuts the heavy hop flavors leaving a fairly crisp, slightly dry finish. Bitterness levels relatively low as most of the hop additions apparently geared towards flavor and aroma.

Mouthfeel- Moderate to high CO2, medium bodied, slightly drying finish, and a low to moderate residual sweetness.

Overall- Quite unbalanced towards hops side, but that is about what I would expect out of an American IPA! The finish makes this boundary pushing brew very drinkable. The bright American hop flavors are incredible and excellent with spicy local foods! Was a perfect beer for that green chile stew! I will definitely seek out more Marble Brews next time I am in town!

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks orefu for the bottle. 22 oz, no freshness date.

Poured into a shaped pint, this is a very nice looking beer. It's a light copper color with quite a bit of haze. The head has a great formation with very tiny bubbles and great lacing.

The aroma is a clean mix of fresh green hops that create a nice citrus aroma. The label lists Columbus, Amarillo, and Centennial as the hops used in this beer, with Centennial being the highlight of the aroma. No yeast character to speak of.

This beer has a nice, below average bitterness and the distinct, herbal, grassy hop flavor of Columbus hops. Good amount of fruitiness that tastes like fruity pebbles. The hop finish actually contains more flavor than bitterness, and it lingers a ton.

Nice, creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation and almost no fizz. The beer has good drinkabilty, this was an easy bomber.

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