Double IPA | Marble Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA
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4.07/5
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Double IPADouble IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by prsguitarsr4me on 12-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,911
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
162
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very manageable bomber of double ipa. pours a beautiful cloudy glowing sunny orange color with a 2 inch white head thats lasts awhile and a few rogue yeast floaters. smells like a good mix of pine forest sappy hops and that tropical pineapple passionfruit hops. also some english style pale malts backing it all up. flavor is similarly complex on the hop front, with a very earthy spruce tree type resin at first, being followed up by a sweeter and more tangy hop essence. it is not overwhelming though, and is actually on the lighter side of the big ipa spectrum in my opinion. feel is nice too, roughly medium bodied, but the resinous hops make it feel thicker. good carbonation lightens the feel up and the finish is wonderfully hoppy, without being bitter. overall another keeper from marble.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

"Marble Double India Pale Ale". 8.0% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical unbranded pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Beer surges out of the bottle immediately upon opening, indicating overcarbonation.

A: Pours a two finger head of beige colour, okay cream, nice thickness, and good retention considering the ABV. Colour is a hazy dull orange - like a bad hefeweizen. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nontransparent. Non-opaque.

Sm: Floral hops, with hints of citrus - some orange but no real grapefruit. Cream. Clean malts. An average strength aroma. No alcohol or yeast come through.

T: Floral and citrus (orange alone) hop character. Clean malts. Hop bitterness emerges on the climax, indicating poor balance. There's little to counteract the hops. This is the problem with many American brewed IPAs: IPAs are not a dick-sizing competition to see who can use more hops; balance is critical. Too sweet and sugary in the third act. The malts were far from well selected. It's clean but not fresh or refreshing. Built wrong for the style. Neither complex nor subtle. It's structurally imbalanced as well, with flavour emerging spontaneously. No attention was given to the open or finish, and the body is a mess. There's little diversity in flavour here.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some hop coarseness on the climax. Overcarbonated, but not quite to the point of sharpness. Too thick and heavy on the palate for the lack of justified flavour.

Dr: I'll down this bottle, but I won't like doing it. Double IPA fans will likely enjoy it, but I find it imbalanced and unworthy of a second purchase. The mouthfeel impedes the drinkability, as does the problematic flavour profile. I'll try Marble's other beers, but this is a letdown.

D+

I got a stomachache after half a glass of this beer.

A horrible candidate for aging.

Likely best on draught.

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Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a respectable head; good stickage and a few shards a lace

Smell: Biscuity, with a hint of toffee and tropical hops (pineapple, orange and mango)

Taste: Biscuity, up front, through the tropical hops arrive early and stay late; underneath, there is a bit of toffee flavor that lingers in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nicely balanced with a very nice hop profile

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity

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Photo of largadeer
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler thanks to GHB. Had this from the bottle about a month back and thought it was decent; from the growler it's great.

Appearance: The pour is a clear glowing orange. In the glass it's more a golden-amber hue, topped by a clinging two finger head.

Smell: Juicy ripe pineapple and mango up front, with herbal, floral spicy notes beneath (centennial?). The floral character grows as the beer warms, and a touch of orange and lime comes out. Malt is initially hidden, but a subtle breadiness eventually appears. This smells great, decidedly West Coast in approach. The hop profile makes me think of Double Jack and, to a lesser extent, Pliny the Elder.

Palate: The big tropical fruit aromatics carry over to the palate. Pineapple, mango, orange and grapefruit are dominant when the beer's cold. Warmer temperatures bring the floral and spicy flavors to the forefront, along with a touch of grain. This leans toward the light-bodied and dry side, and bitterness is subdued. So well balanced and pleasantly flavored, this is supremely drinkable stuff.

Overall: A surprisingly great DIPA coming from a small, relatively unknown brewery in NM of all places. Between Marble and La Cumbre, I'm growing increasingly impressed with the Albuquerque beer scene.

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another dusty bottle from the cool vaults, so we'll see how well this one has lasted. It's at least a year old. Lots of creamy foam poured into the tulip, but not overly gushing, just a lot of head.

This still has that distinctive herbal note, though it's not as "dank" as a lot of IPAs lately. Very spicy and seriously sharp. Almost a barrel sort of woodiness.

A rich and tangy large IPA that has a dry and bitter finish. The creamy foam and carbonation just never lets up. From the 22 oz bottle bought in Albuquerque in 2012.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to yoruefragile for sharing this one. Served in a Fantome tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate orange-ish color with a good off-white head and some light lacing. The nose has some nice fruit elements along with a touch of pine. Citrus is probably dominant. Flavor has quite a bit too much malt for a double IPA and has a bit too much malty girth as well. Hops are nice in the background. Faintly bitter for the style. Decent enough, but too dark with too heavy a hand on the malt.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 11/05/11 notes. Thanks to yourfragile for sharing this one. Consumed right after their Marble IPA. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter.

a - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Slightly lighter in color than the normal IPA.

s - Smells citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, light tropical fruits, and pine hops. Doesn't smell quite as hoppy and fresh as the IPA did, which is surprising, but it is good. Not as muich tropical fruit either, and more citrus.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, fruity malts, and some nice bitterness. More pine hops than the normal IPA.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice bitter bite in the mouth.

o - Overall a nice DIPA. More bitterness and pine hops than the normal IPA, and less tropical fruits, so I prefer the normal Marble IPA, but still worth checking out and something I'd gladly have again.

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Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is light orange hued and fairly hazy. The white head is about a finger's width, leaving some random traces of lacing upon the glass. The beer is hop forward, with a touch of alcohol. The beer smells stronger than the Marble IPA, with a bit less tropical fruit and citrus presence. This DIPA has more or a malt and hop balance, as opposed to the single IPA, which is more focused on the hop character. Medium bodied with some lingering bitterness in the finish. Overall, I preferred the Marble IPA to this. That said, this was a decent beer and I would have it again.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Thanks to papollo for this bottle!

These New Mexican brews have been quite nice so far. This one pours a hazy amber orange topped by about a finger of white suds. The nose comprises a hefty blend of pine and citrus, with a light bit of onions and nutty caramel thrust to the background. The taste gets rid of the onions (thankfully), focuses on a nice synthesis of the pine and citrus, and maintains the light bit o' nutty caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a nearly drying finish. Overall, a nice DIPA, easy to drink, but not something that I would continually clamor for. More of a nice occasional brew.

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Photo of stevoj
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at brewery. Fairly gentle hop aroma on a cloudy orange/golden pour. Skin of head leads into big hop bite. Sharp, short, but potent. Makes my cheeks flush. Tasty, but pungent aroma enough to make this a sipper.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy copper-orange body, one finger white head, good retention time, not much lacing.

S- Citrus, floral notes, grain, caramel, toffee. Noticeably sweeter and a bit boozy in comparison to the standard IPA.

F- Citrus, caramel, toffee, pine. The sweetness is a bit offputting in comparison to the standard IPA. A bit less balance to it.

M- Medium bodied, smooth with a mild heat to it that is fairly pleasant. Good carbonation, very non-descript bitter aftertaste.

O- Not a particularly memorable DIPA, I expected a bit more complexity and bitterness after trying the standard IPA.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes in dark yellow, produces about an inch of white head. Aroma is difficult to discern, seems hop muted, but no bottle dating, so who knows what effect age had on this. Either way, its on the brewery for its lackluster existence, but you can still tell there is some degree of dry hopping that goes down.

Taste is the usual high caramel, high bitterness double ipa. Citrus, pine, usual descriptors. Its better than average, but hardly novel in its approach. This is prolly better than average because they keep it just a hair above ipa/imperial ipa territory into double.

Resinous.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great DIPA. Sure there are more hoppy ones, more bitter. More abv. But this one is nice and unbalanced to a good degree.

Pours a light amber and gold color. Thick head rocked up and formed a center piece. Lacing is great.

Aroma smacked me in the schnauz as soon as I opened it. Citrus up front, pine in the back. Soft biscuit throughout. A bit sweet.

This beer tastes great. A very balanced profile between pine, citrus and resin. The malt backbone keeps it from being 'green vine-ish' with a touch of sweet biscuit. Some phenols here and there. I really like this beer. A 22oz bomber is going down faster than a Colfax "escort" on New Years

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Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Double IPA from Marble Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 162 ratings