Three Flowers | Marin Brewing Company

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Three FlowersThree Flowers

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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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
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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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with plenty of haze and a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Pretty nice!

Smell: floral and grassy with a very springtime character to it. There's also a little bit of a soapiness that could be due to the rye interacting with those floral hops; whatever the case, it's not bad.

Taste: floral and soapy, just like the aroma but with a stronger intensity. This is not actually a bad flavor, if this type of thing is your jam.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: the "soapy/floral" character is something I associate more with regular pale ales, but there's no law that says an IPA can't do it too. Not a bad beer.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.63/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.55/5  rDev -30.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.18/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Three Flowers from Marin Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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