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Double IPA | Marble Brewery

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by prsguitarsr4me on 12-27-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
159
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
14.89%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 159
Photo of TenHornsProud
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a big, soapy white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of clean grapefuit and some citrus, some light vegetal quality also comes through.

Taste is up front grapefruit with just a hint of bready malt that goes into a more citrus, stone fruit middle before ending on a bitter, but not astringent, floral/grapefruit/citrus note. Not bad, but it doesn't jump out either.

Medium body with medium carbonation, the alcohol is balanced well.

This is a cascade, grapefruit bomb and a fine DIPA.

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Photo of lurpy1
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A growler of this was busted out at a recent tasting. Beer from Albuquerque. I have Breaking Bad references coming out of my ass.

A- Pours golden, modest head, very good clarity. It doesn't have the clarity of Walter White's blue meth, but oh well.

S - Citrus, sharp, impressive hop bite. Somewhat spicy, sort of like the secret spice blend used at Los Pollos Hermanos

T - Again, strong hop presence, but a very dry finish and the taste doesn't linger long

M - Reasonably smooth but unremarkable. I don't think you could chemically disincorporate a body in this beer.

O - I guess I'd call it an average DIPA.

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Photo of mrw1zard
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being a big fan of the regular IPA from Marble, I'd been wanting to give this one a shot. I was not disappointed at all! Fantastic color when poured from the bottle and really nice lacing down the glass. Very similar (duh) to the regular IPA, but has a little more kick to it - which is really enjoyable. Maybe I've just had too many of the regular IPA :)
Would definitely like to try this one again. Worth a purchase if you run across it.

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Photo of bs870621345
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra from DrMattyB...thanks man!

Pours a pale amber color with a half inch of white head on a gentle pour. Leaves nice lacing down the glass.

Smells like pine hops. No real malt backbone to speak of.

Taste is a strong pine bitterness up front with a bread malt sweetness to counteract the hop bitterness. I tend to like a bigger malt backbone and citrus, really not getting either one.

Mouthfeel is moderate with nice cleansing carbonation.

Overal- 4s across the board. Its a good DIPA, straight up hops with nothing getting in the way.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bottle into chalice.
Pours a gold copper clean color...nice rich head. Rich head and lace remain till the end..beautiful.
Aroma of rich malts and herbal hops.
Significant carbonation and giant mouthfeel.
Flavors of piney hops, rich amber malts, white grapefruit rind, black pepper, pine sap, kick yer butt alcohol, damn near chalk bitterness balanced by an amazing creaminess, bitter fruit rind, a slight sweet background, hop flavors galore...lets give it 5 minutes...
OK...clear copper, small head, lovely floral bread aroma, rich flavors of tantalizing malts and floral hops, some bread crust, pepper, pine, citrus, bitter hops, freshly baked bread...nicely blended...gotta have another taste yummy! Not for ninnies :)
Damn...with this beer I enjoy the vibrant aroma slightly more than the flavor, but the flavor is very tasty...from a beer comparative and price point perspective, this beer rocks! The herbal floral bread sweet hot bun aroma stands out and remains till the last pour. There is a little funky melon remaining until the end also. For me rich and tasty, complex and intriguing, compelling...very nice.

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Photo of eclipse54
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle from EgadBananas; thank you! Bottled on 12/17/2012, and poured into a DFH signature glass.

Pours a hazy tangerine color with dark copper hues. A nice, two-finger-wide, fluffy, pure-white head develops atop and leaves behind large quantities of lacing; large collections of bubbles continually coat the surface. A very good looking DIPA. Aroma is of spicy, earthen hops, some freshly cut grass and cultivated earth, pine resin, and orange and grapefruit citruses. Flavor starts with the hops, spicy at first before the earthen notes kick in. Pine, grass, and wet earth come through in the middle, and the grapefruit citrus finishes it up. The mouthfeel starts off lively, bitter, and well carbonated, but finishes somewhat watery and thin. Overall, this is a great DIPA that is very easy to drink. Great looking, good aroma, and solid flavor; well done!

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Photo of Flashsp2
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Marble DIPA growler into snifter

Barely hazed beautiful medium orange with gold highlights. A soapy
white head rests atop and leaves pretty lacing that isn't dense, but
lightly trailed. Nice retention.

Nose is like a fresh citrus salad cut with lemon juice. Tangerines,
orange rind, soft pine resin, light herbs, prickly hop leaf. Very
orange dominant. A soft touch of ruby red grapefruit. Faint caramel
sweetness, and some boozy vapors as it warms.

The palette is similar to the nose, but not quite as powerful.
Definitely has a strong orange/tangerine presense, lemon, grapefruit
rind, green herbs, and a deft touch of caramel malt that fades in and
out. A moderately stiff bitterness toward the end. The flavors liven
up a bit as it warms, but it still lacks the all out punchiness that a
DIPA should have.

Mouthfeel is moderate and slick with a low-medium carbonation.

Drinks pretty well, but its lacking in depth and intensity. I hate to
say it, but this is probably my least favorite Marble brew.

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Photo of UMNbeerhunter
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Town Hall tulip on 2/27/11

Pours a golden hazy color typical of most IPA/DIPA's with tons of frothy white head.

Smells of citrus hops and sweet tones... I think mango mixed with the sweet malt makes this very pleasant in the aroma category.

Taste is less impressive lots of hops and bitterness but it does taste good. Citrus is apparent but its not really complex IMHO.

Mouthfeel is light weighted and the resin of the hops moves through ¥our mouth relatively quickly compared t many other IPA/DIPA's.

Drinkability: I will visit this again in the future when its more fresh. I think this beer has more to offer but I got it in a trade as an extra and had it put away for a month before I tried it. I like it but I need to try it when the hop notes are really fresh and apparent. I think that would put it over the top.

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Photo of Dirrrty_Kurty
4.96/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great beer, dank, dank, dank. Everyone is talking about La Cumbre in the ABQ but Marble is killing it and this beer is proof. Wish they distributed to Colorado.

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Photo of GabrielM
4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

A - deep golden color with a bit of white head on top that is subsiding relatively quickly.

S - a ton of hops, but some sweetness as well. A smith bitterness that smells like fresh cut grass.

T - just as the nose predicted - a ton of hop bite, but it's evened out nicely with a bit of malty sweetness on the end.

M - feels good!

O - this is a damn fine DIPA and one I'm very glad to have access to 24/7.

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Photo of Koufax21
4.72/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz. Into standard pint glass.

A - nice copper color with a nice head that stays a while.

S - wow! Immediate grapefruit and piney scents. I hope the taste is as good as the smell!

T- oh man... This goes into my top 10 favorite, prob top 5. Everything I hoped for but never expected from a brewery in new Mex.

D- all day everyday. 8% and tasty.

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Photo of prsguitarsr4me
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Excellent IPA from Marble. Tried it back to back with the standard IPA at their tap room in Santa Fe, NM. Got a growler of it, too. Appearance is dark amber with head that lasts to the last sip. Nose is extremely fruity and sweet, and the taste is similar, with a bunch of hops, but still a dark malty feel underneath. It seems to be almost the same recipe as their IPA, just intensified. Marble Brewery is highly recommended!

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Photo of DRyan
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a hefe glass, 'cause that's what I had.

A: Slightly darker than golden, nice crisp clear beer with a pronounced white frothy head that dissipates pretty quickly but laces very nicely

S: Smells like your average IPA, piny, hoppy, with a little sweetness

T: Very nice. Has a definite hoppyiness to it without being overly bitter, has a nice sweetness to it without being cloying. Not the best IPA I've ever had, but def good, and a lot better than the normal Marble (Single) IPA.

M: Thin, with a decent carbonation fizz to it.

D: Easily drinkable, even for a higher ABV brew. Would be nice on a hot day. I expect it will go well with my spicy nachos I'm about to eat!

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Photo of YourMomDrinksBud
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler to tulip glass.

A- Golden/copper color. One finger head with decent retention. Fades into a film with magnificient lacing. Visible effervescent bubbles streaming from the bottom of my tulip.

S- Totally hop forward, no malts detected. Big blast of grapefruit, satsuma, and tangerine when I popped the growler, this smells deee-lish!

T- Again, totally hop forward. Hops, hops, and more hops! Starts out bitter and piney, then leads into massive notes of tropical fruits. Finishes slightly sweet with just a touch of caramel malt notes.

M- Mouthfeel is just where it should be, good level of carbonation. The astringency was not over the top but notice able. Some definite heat from the alcohol, but it is very well masked.

O- Great dipa, I really enjoyed this one. Worth seeking out if you like your DIPA's hop forward. I see this was a limited release, I sure hope they decide to turn it into a year round!

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Photo of jpr022
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boom baby. Sweet beer.

A - first I thought it was hazey. Then clear. Then def hazey. The good kind of hazy. Doesn't make you wonder what's floating around in there.

S - hops. Nothing else.

T - awesomely hoppy

M - ?

BL - love this beer. Confession, not sure i've had a double IPA I didn't like. Also got it for frehe cause it took 'em a while to bring it. so I may be biased. Give this beer a go though - really enjoyed it.

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Double IPA from Marble Brewery
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