I stopped in to Oak and Ore for a quick pint and was pleased to see a newish Marshall IPA that seems to be draft only at the moment. I like the idea of oatmeal in the mash, softening the mouth of an IPA, perhaps like an original English style IPA.
Company: Marshall Brewing Company
Location: Tulsa, OK
ABV: 6.2% ABV
Style/Description: India Pale Ale
Price: $6 for a 14 oz pour
Appearance: Clear copper pour, foamy thick head and sticky lace.
Nose: Nice hop aroma, pine and grass, with some mild caramel malts.
Taste: Resinous, dank hops with some light citrus juice and bitter orange peel. Sweet sugary candy flavors, like a marijuana Sweet Tart. Moderate biscuit malts pair well with a creamy body to reign in some of the most bitter of the hop flavors. The velvety mouthfeel and bready malts deliver the hops, but keep this a very well balanced and flavorful IPA.
Finish: Woody hops linger on the palate, with some of the fruity sweetness. The finish is as balanced as the taste.
Overall: Very well balanced and enjoyable beer from Marshall, best I’ve had from them in recent memory. The oatmeal in the mix definitely contributes to the mouth and balance of this brew, though I know I’m drinking an IPA without being assaulted by aggressive hops.