Three Flowers | Marin Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 08-08-2011

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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by laglocal:
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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???

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just realized that I've never reviewed or ticked this one.
Had from a bottle a handful of times and seemed middle of the road.
Just enjoyed it on tap from the Marin BC taproom and was so much better than bottle.
Poured a nice golden color with a thumb of creamy head.
Nose was a nice crisp hop pop. One that I wasn't expecting based on my bottle experiences.
Flavor is a lot like the nose and I very much enjoyed every sip.
Overall a very nice, very close to me (less than 2 miles) IPA. I'll revisit this one for sure.

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Photo of mverity
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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Photo of rob133
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.55/5  rDev -34.1%
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Brewcycler
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wezzle
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sfprint
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of BSW
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Larrydoherty
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mkirkland80
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of leprakhan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of some light rye notes and a floral hops.

Tastes of some spicy rye, floral hops, and a touch of malt sweetness. Malts lead off with some spicy rye and a bit toasted bread. This gives way to some floral and citrus hops with a bit of pine as well. Moderate bitterness leads to some caramel sweetness. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid floral IPA, but the addition of rye doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of spark3148857
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LoFiDave
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of crib
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of djcira
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vikinggary28
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!

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Three Flowers from Marin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 93 ratings