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Marin India Pale Ale - Marin Brewing Company

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Marin India Pale AleMarin India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 15
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-25-2012 01:51:04 | More by t0rin0
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Kanine


4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-30-2012 22:22:36 | More by Kanine
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-27-2012 16:25:43 | More by beerpadawan
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MilkManX

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-27-2012 16:05:05 | More by MilkManX
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virinow

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-11-2012 12:23:30 | More by virinow
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a 1/2 inch foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, intensely herbal hops, alcohol, and a weird cleaning product aroma. Taste is of toasted malt, earthy/dank/herbal hops, and alcohol. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. Oddly enough, there is something in this beer that is slightly numbing to my palate. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a a pretty good beer with a weird smell but its pretty tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 04:25:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mactrail

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber orange in the Ommegang chalice. Large amounts of bubbles on the side of the glass. Prickly on the tongue with a rich carbonation and lots of flowery aromatics.

Toasty and mouthfilling. The citrus taste reminds me of the mild and pulpy kind of orange marmalade. Lots of malt and that mellow, caramel taste. Then some sharp notes, and finally the leafy hops. It tastes like they are completely dry hopped without much bitterness in the boil. A modest bitter aftertaste, again like the orange peel preserves.

22 oz bottle from Best Damn in San Diego. Quite likeable with lots of hops but less harsh than many IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 06:05:56 | More by mactrail
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tizride

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-06-2012 03:05:25 | More by tizride
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seeswo

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

05-12-2012 02:00:18 | More by seeswo
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GarretD

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-11-2012 03:59:55 | More by GarretD
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Popp24

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-09-2012 21:16:22 | More by Popp24
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gleemonger

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-29-2012 01:49:48 | More by gleemonger
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Lucho

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.3%

03-28-2012 01:46:14 | More by Lucho
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terence

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

03-28-2012 00:10:25 | More by terence
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Chopman50

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-25-2012 03:31:18 | More by Chopman50
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yokken

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-17-2012 06:00:56 | More by yokken
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: dark golden hue. poured about a 2 finger, cascading, foamy, white head which persists throughout. sporadic dry lacing.

s: steely an hoppy.

t: really piny with a slight sweet tinge.

m: light and refreshing quality. a bit of a steely aftertaste, dry finish. seemed a little washed out, but it was the very tail-end of a cask...

d: more of a sipping brew.

Serving type: cask

02-16-2012 21:14:15 | More by bmwats
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coldriver

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a medium clear amber, decent head and lacing. Piney grapefruit and tangerine aromas with caramel malt. Tending a little towards an east coast maltier style, although piney, citrus and berry hops come through loud and clear. Rather wet and thin mouthfeel. A solid IPA from this Bay Area brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 22:10:16 | More by coldriver
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-21-2011 00:43:06 | More by brotherloco
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-08-2011 11:05:43 | More by kornkid8600
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MareInfinitus

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-29-2011 02:16:09 | More by MareInfinitus
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-28-2011 03:36:40 | More by jenray
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

IPA bordering on DIPA. I let it warm some out of the fridge and it poured with an amazingly slow to settle, foamy, super frothy, fluffy, Iight, off-white head and loads of clingy lace. Color is a slightly hazy apricot. Aroma is bread dough, hop, yeast, malt, resin. Flavor is similar to nose with some up front sweetness, followed by bitter, cracker, fruit, resin and slight tang. Body is good and carbonation somewhat soft. Finish is like flavor with resin lasting longest and no alcohol. Good brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 00:57:41 | More by drpimento
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, dark amber color with a small, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and spicy hops.

Tastes of some spicy hops with not much of a malt base. Hops give off grapefruit and some tea leaves come through with a bit of spiciness. Malt is very light and doesn't offer much sweetness or depth. I would call this kind of a hop tea.

Mouthfeel is light with a small amount of carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA that would benefit from some malt additions.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 03:03:47 | More by ocelot2500
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kflorence

California

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, almost opaque amber brown in color with a great frothy off-white head. Tons of lacing as you drink. Carbonation levels were spot on. Looks to have good body and substance with a bit of oil. A very nice appearance for an American IPA, if not a tad on the dark side.

S: A ton of bitter, citrus and grapefruit hops make their presence known, but there is a definite roasted malt backbone. Some pine resin, fruit and a hint of alcohol are also present.

T: Much more balanced on the palate than the nose led me to believe, the taste is an entanglement of grapefruity citrus and sweet, toasty, caramelized malts. Though I think the hops are slightly more prominent, as they should be for the style, this has to be one of the few American IPA's I've had that manages to balance the hops and malts all the way through, from start to finish. This might disappoint hop enthusiasts, but I find it quite enjoyable. Finishes smooth and bittersweet.

M: This is medium bodied with perfect carbonation and a good amount of chewiness and substance. With a bit of oil, it seems to coat the tongue on each swallow. To me, this is the embodiment of what an IPA should strive for: enough presence to let you know it's there while remaining smooth and drinkable and easy on the stomach.

O: I was pleasantly surprised by this American IPA. From the pour to the palate, I enjoyed the flavor and body this beer had to offer. Perhaps not an overly complex or breakthrough batch, it seemed to strike a chord for me in both quality and balance. Though I think most will find this to be weak as an example of a West coast American IPA, I quite liked the hop/malt balance. As an introduction to the Marin Brewing Company, I look forward to trying out more of their selection. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 04:16:30 | More by kflorence
Marin India Pale Ale from Marin Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.