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Three Flowers - Marin Brewing Company

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 08-08-2011

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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 12
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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Anniversary event at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, malt, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that make it tasty and easy to drink.

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3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Watery taste with big hop bitterness. Very light bodied. Seems more bitter at first couple of sips, but it's not bad with bread, cheese, and pickles. Very flowery, honey-scented nose like a fruit orchard in bloom. Abundance of the grapefruit peel takes it over the bitterness edge. Sharp taste with a verty low malt profile. Good for a big stein if you're after the resins. Must be the lightest-weight IPA I've ever tasted, closer to the Utah draft beers which are 4.0%.

Pleasant carbonation for a cask version. At The Linkery in San Diego.

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3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a medium to full white head, good lace.

S: Lemon zest, grass, some flowery hops.

T: Again has a lot of lemon flavour, citrus for sure, but not wowing me at all.

M: Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, solid feel, works well with food.

O: Not a terrible IPA, but nothing to get excited about. This is adequate CA IPA.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bomber into a tulip. thanks to bignuke61 for this extra!

Pours a light golden color with a nice head and good lacing. Mild hops on the aroma though honestly not much of a smell on this one. The taste is very smooth and clean. hop profile up front and on the finish you get a lot of rye. didnt know this was a rye beer from the label. Pleasantly surprised. Very drinkable and tasty. Mild body with mild carbonation.

overall a very easy drinking rye ipa. Recommended.

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2.55/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Came out extremely yellow and hazy, didn't have the hop aroma you'd look for in an ipa, definitely delivered on the 'flowers' though. Floral, but not floral from whole leaf hops, floral, from well, probably flowers. Allegedly dry hopped with citra and cascade, I just didn't pull that out of the nose in any sense. Cascade, maybe, nothing from the citra.

Upon immediate tasting, I thought, uh, did they pour me a saison? It was light, somewhat refreshing, floral, mild, barely hoppy not at all bitter. . . how did this get to be claimed to be 80 ibu?

It was certainly innovative, unique, but it really didn't seem like it belonged at an ipa festival, really, seemed more like it belonged at a saison festival just as much, yes, it was missing some obvious things you'd want in a saison, but I mean, it owed more to a saison than an ipa.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a hazy golden-yellow color with a thin finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some spicy rye, and some earthy and citrus hops.

T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malt with some light spice from the rye and some citrus hop. Through the middle, some more piney hops come through with more bitterness. The finish is mix of rye with some citrus hops and light bitterness.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a nice spicy and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice rye addition to the IPA base. Really nice balance of malt, grain, and hops.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer won silver at 2011 GABF, apparently. Enjoyed in a wine glass at Boulders.

Cloudy apricot with a thin, light gray head that becomes a wispy ring within seconds.

Honey and alcohol, light toasted biscuits and white crackers in the nose. Very floral. Roses, grass, lilac. Bright and fragrant, like perfume.

Light grass in the flavor, with increased caramel and honey, burnt sugar. Sticky alcohol, but smooth blend. Rose petals, orange blossom.

Medium body, mild yet prickly carb. Spritzy finish.

Perhaps not GABF medal material, but very tasty. With each sip I got more of the flowers and the sweetness, and it continued to grow on me.

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Three Flowers from Marin Brewing Company
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