Three Flowers
Marin Brewing Company

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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #67
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,094
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.85%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
96
From:
Marin Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  11
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by JeffoC6:
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JeffoC6 from New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Dec 30, 2013
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laglocal from California

4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
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???

Jan 07, 2014
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gymnastcarol from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

May 23, 2014
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BarrelAgedG from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 07, 2017
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STLine from California

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 08, 2015
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Databrew from California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Feb 28, 2014
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Mikeb8 from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 14, 2015
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leilei143 from California

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 06, 2015
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ronricorossi from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Aug 02, 2014
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Hagbert from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +24%

Sep 20, 2014
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bjouan from California

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 10, 2016
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vikinggary28 from California

3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure how to review this one. Picked up a 22 oz bottle expecting it to be a typical high end IPA but found out it was actually a rye beer. OK no big deal but still missing the hoppiness of a typical IPA. Floral scents and a soapy floral taste with just a little hop aftertaste. I'm not saying that this is a bad beer, believe me I did finish it and enjoyed it. I just think it should of been marketed a little different. Prost!

Nov 18, 2017
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Feb 04, 2015
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Supergenou from Canada (QC)

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 14, 2015
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.63/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Yellow beer lacking in the clarity department, I guess this is a rye beer, so maybe that contributed to the appearance in its lackluster look. Aroma didn't pop on the hops or rye, but it was floral. Maybe they dropped all of one citra hop cone, but I didn't pick anything like that up here.

Taste was nothing like the label. Lacked hops. Lacked citra. Lacked rye. Can't figure out what they were going for here, tasted nothing like it was advertised as.

Feb 23, 2016
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festizio from California

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 16, 2017
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pajfuwen from England

3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 15, 2016
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Lilmikey1989 from Nevada

2.99/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jun 14, 2016
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northbay47 from California

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 26, 2016
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gr8fulbeerhead from California

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 15, 2017
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dctarga from California

4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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