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Mt. Tam Pale Ale - Marin Brewing Company

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Mt. Tam Pale AleMt. Tam Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-03-2002)
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

litheum94, Feb 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jvillefan, Feb 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

dmorgan310, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

BubblesandFoam, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

t0rin0, Nov 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

kbenson, Nov 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Kopfmeister60, Sep 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

beerpadawan, Sep 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Kanine, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of foles
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very close to the perfect pale ale. Nice orange colour in the pint - this is going to be a dry one. All the required hallmarks of the style which a lot of brewers get wrong - Firm bitterness, crisp, clean, well balanced etc. But a cracking hit of classic american, slighly dank hops, but all in balance and not over the top. And a bit of a biscuity malt makes a cameo appearance to make this a complex, but very sessionable pale, one of the best I've had (if not the).

foles, Aug 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Nightrain87, Jul 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

hockenbeer, Jul 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

InfernoBoss, Jul 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

rbrefbeerman, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle thanks to a recent trade here, can't remember who sent it but I do appreciate it a lot. Split this with a buddy and we both thought it was a good pale ale. Nice orange color, decent head. Smells a bit hoppy but nothing extra. Taste had a nice hop bitterness with a decent malt backing. I'd drink a couple sixers of this if I could, not bad at all.

ArrogantB, Jun 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

brotherloco, May 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

GarretD, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

yokken, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

shelby415, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TGS, Feb 16, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange with a thick 3" head that lasts a while. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: soft orange citrus and a bit of floral hop bitterness are all that you can pull from the glass.

Taste: caramel, a bit of breadiness, orange, and a mild floral bitterness create a basic APA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is pretty short.

Overall: a decent refreshing pale ale, but the flavors overall were balanced but a bit muted.

Gavage, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

jenray, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of ficknish
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Orange, caramel color, Good head retention.

Aroma - Bready, toasty grain smell. Just like the mash tun at the brewery. Very very subtle hop aroma.

Taste - Malty backbone. Strong flavors of bread, toffee, and honey. Complemented nicely with spicy bitterness.

Mouth feel - Light bodied. Medium to high carbonation.

Overall - I love the toasty grain flavor of this beer. The hop profile comes through more on the bitterness side and not so much the aroma or flavor, but I think it makes for a nice balance. Grainy and bitter, yet light and drinkable. Well done Marin.

ficknish, Oct 26, 2011
Mt. Tam Pale Ale from Marin Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.