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Marin India Pale Ale - Marin Brewing Company

Marin India Pale AleMarin India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 131
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%


Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2002)
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freed

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz of this. Beer pours with a rich copper body, light white head and simpe lacing. Slightest haze to the mostly clear body.

Aroma is mild and of old world hops. Suggestive fruit and malt smells but nothing insistant.

Taste is similarly polite and gentle and quite congenial compared to most American IPAs. The nice malt is ballanced with the hop's floral contribution.

This beer drinks really nicely, but is so gentle that it would seem more like a mild session bitter rather than a 7% ABV IPA. Slow down boy.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 02:44:35 | More by freed
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S: Great light fruity hoppy aroma. Smell is better than the taste.

T: A nice, IPA from a few years ago. Not an aggressive piney, grapefruit IPA. Just an IPA and nothing else. I appreciate there is no sugary aftertaste. I'd love to get to know this brew on a Wed or TH night.

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Marin India Pale Ale from Marin Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.