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Three Flowers - Marin Brewing Company

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very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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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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4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily became a favorite of mine after just one lazy afternoon at the brewery. A golden translucent pour supports a nearly eggshell white head of a finger. Smell is of light hops and what I would assume to be rye. Taste is fugging magnificent with bitter and floral hops balanced by the pale rye malting, this is fantastic. Definitively west coast with what I would consider a slightly hop forward beer, the rye is unique enough to make this beer stand apart from other west coast IPAs. That being said, the hop blast and coating of the mouth with a lingering hop bitterness makes it easy to put this beer toe to toe with any of the common favorites of the w/c style: stone IPA, even blind pig :0
Overall, I bought a whole case need I say more???

Photo of mverity
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle share at Proof, I think Masterson brought this one in. Pours a pale yellow with almost no head, collar, or lacing. Aroma is very muted malt and some piney hops. Taste is light malt sweetness with the bitter piney hops up front. Light body and good carbonation though.

Photo of JeffoC6
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled: Unknown- Could not find on the bottle
Drinking: 12/30/13 @ 6:00 PM
Setting: Living room couch, watching Ole Miss & Georgia Tech in the Music City Bowl. 6:00 left and Ole Miss up 23-17.

A: Pours a cloudy and hazy straw color, almost grassy. Hints of dandelion and amber. 2 fingers of nice creamy white head dissipates to about 1 finger and hangs around. Carbonation bubbles seem minimal rising through the haze. Head stays at a 1/4 inch cap the entire time with nice lacing on my tulip glass.

S: Toasted rye seeds. Maybe a little caraway as well? Smells a bit of citrus, but not picking up too much. Mainly the rye and caraway. Smell is a bit faint. Hints of baking seeded breads.

T: A whole lot of rye from the start. Matches the smell right from the beginning. Again, some toasted nuts/seeds with a backbone of grapefruit. This is certainly rye forward though, with the grapefruit there for the balance. There's a hint of pepper there at the end.

MF: On the thinner side. The mouthfeel on this one doesn't hang around like a normal west coast IPA. Usually its sticky and resiny on the tongue and lips. I'm not getting to much with this. Finishes dry. Carbonation seems on the lower side. Not much pop when it hits your tongue.

O: This is a nice change from the what you'd normally expect from a west coast IPA (even though it's a rye beer). It's not super hop forward and is enjoyable because of that. This is an easy drinker at 6.5% and the alcohol is hidden very well. It's something I'd drink a bunch of in the spring and summer. I'd definitely drink this beer again, but wouldn't consider it a must-have.

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Had on-tap at the Magnolia Brewpub in SF. Poured into a 20oz nonic pint glass.

Pours a rather pale amber color with golden tones around the glass. About a half finger of frothy head coats the top of the glass, and if they were intent on ripping people off here (they're not, thankfully), I'd imagine a lesser pour in the same glass would produce a huge head of sorts. Definitely looks resinous and well presented. Looks like every IPA made on the West Coast ever, but mister, it's still a good looking one.

Smells of huge soapy citrus notes at first, as well as some slight cracked barley aromas melded with spiciness no doubt from the rye. Ever since Hopocalypse, I've been enjoying the light infusion of rye in IPAs. Regardless, I wouldn't consider this to be a rye beer by any means, but rather just an IPA with rye malts added. Floral as hell, with light notes of honey and caramel - combined with the peppery sensation, it's really flavorful. Could be a little less soapy, but overall it's nice.

The flavor is equally soapy as well - at least at first - but rather than retain vibrant notes of dishwasher liquid, it eventually turns into more of the spicy floral notes as before, gingerly coated with light grapefruit and lemon and lime peel. Really not offensive by any means, but definitely not very juicy or creamy. Astringent as hell, almost... Took a bit to finish this with the dried hoppy flavor and rye at the back. However, the low alcohol and balanced flavors never made this a complete chore, and indeed, it got much better as it warmed up and more of the malty flavors opened up in a bready, thickened manner.

A very decent IPA - the rye malts are subtle enough to provide extra spice to the zest. While it could be less soapy, the floral notes are pretty good, and malt profile holds the fort well. Maybe a little TOO dry, but there's nothing I can do about that given the concept. Worth a try for sure - much better than anything bottled I've ever sampled from Marin Brewing Co.

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Three Flowers from Marin Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.