CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Usually the idea of an "Imperial Red" has me scrolliní past pretty hard, thankfully for me though Mr. Ketchepillar brought me this diamond in the rough.
The aroma is very hoppy and appealing, mainly itís focused around hops including lots of grapefruit and a good bit of pine. Not really sweet or terribly malty smelling, but pungent and inviting.
The flavor is pretty high on bitterness with a nice touch of toasty malt. The beer is not overly sweet and is light on the caramel/toffee notes that usually ruin a beer like this. The alcohol is mild but noticeable, and the hops are really the feature here. Primarily, like in the aroma the feature is the big grapefruit-y hop character with some lighter piney notes.
This totally works better as a Double IPA than many that claim to be of the Double IPA style. A very enjoyable beer.
SpiritToAle (32) - - FEB 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding! Just a pleasure from beginning to end. Gorgeous amber/red color with cobwebby lacing. The nose is rich and malty with a nice resinous and floral hop scent. The flavor is massive. Bitter right up front but quickly turns into velvet...almost buttery. Then the hops take over at the end. Easily one of the best beers I've had in a while. I'd come to Albuquerque just to drink this again. Good thing Marble fills growlers from other breweries.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
maltman53 (196) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, extreme hoppy version of an American Red Ale. The 9% ABV is balanced and carried deftly throughout the swallow, ending with a huge drying, crisp finish. Once again Marble underscores its reputation as a "hop house" with this imperial red.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clearish dark amber with a generously foamy off-beige head. The nose is exactly all that I am looking for in a double red: loads of caramel, loads of floral hops, resin, and grapefruit zest juiciness. The flavor is nice and malty with a strong malt-booze backbone. Thereís a rush of caramel and grapefruit rind & zest right off the bat, which blends into a floral and piney resin tone, with a semi-sweet citrus sweetness thatís also a touch peachy and bready. Very big bodied, with a lot of stickiness in both hop and malt tones. Itís very well done, but itís basically the same as Oskar Blues Gíknight, so Iím giving it the exact same scoring. And Gíknight is cheaper and in 12oz cans...
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Bright red in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is bread dough, toffee, slightly dank, spicy hops, light resin, leaves, earth. Taste is of toffee, bread dough, light resin, sticky, booze.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is bright red, light eggshell colored head, and clear. The smell is hops, caramel, bread, fruit, and malt. The taste is bitterness, malt, caramel, hops, pine, and grass.
Doofgoblin (242) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really good with a strong thick aroma and taste. Aroma is nice and malty with a certain thickness to it...there is some good hop character as well. The taste is malty, caramel, sweet and rich with some faint hop character. It finishes similar to a thicker brew: rich, smooth, creamy, slight bitterness. Itís quite enjoyable...Letís get that game face on...this is what we play for!
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber - I donít normally jump on buying an american strong, but I tend to like Marble beers, plus their regular red is quite good - hazy light red - soapy lace - light caramel maltiness in the nose, but the aroma is mostly resinous hops, citrus, lemon, pine - medium body, slightly oily texture, moderate carbonation - flavor is more like an imperial ipa - the malt base provides a decent structure for the hops that dominate the flavor - hop flavors of earth, pine, citrus - bitterness is zesty, peppery, but a tad abrasive in the finish - some alcohol heat at the end as well - simple, but enjoyable enough - I prefer the regular red, though.
zvikar (2569) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours red to orange with beige head, aroma of hops, onion, pine, peach and lemon, flavor of pine, greenness, bitter and refreshing, medium bodied
badhack (257) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red/amber. Nice thick head. A bit sticky on the tongue, but very full flavored. Tons of malt, bread and some caramel. Lots of citrus hops, resin and bitter but not over the top. There are more notes than I can pick out at this time, would like to try this again sometime.
DSG (4922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ruben for this bottle! Hazy dark reddish amber. Great hoppy aroma, bursting with tropical fruits (lots of melon). Slightly sweetish flavor with chewy malt, a bit of caramel and a very bitter and hoppy finish with a bit of fruitiness and nice piney notes. Medium-bodied. Very nice.