Hoppy Holidaze | Marin Brewing Company

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82
good
108 Ratings
THE BROS
76
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company
California, United States
marinbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our traditional Christmas Ale, brewed with Pale, Wheat, Caramalt and Munich malts, and hopped with Sterling and Styrian Goldings varieties. Delicately spiced with canela, nutmeg, mace, orange peel and pure vanilla extract.

Added by Mark on 12-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.52%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Joeperl47
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint apricot + orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel, pale, and wheat malts with light to moderate aromas of slightly sour citrus/orange and light aromas of spices (nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel, pale, and wheat malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly sour citrus/orange and spices (nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon). Finally there is a hint of earthy hops in the finish which contributes a minimal amount of bitterness which fades away quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Interesting though not one of my favorites in the style - there is something almost off putting from the slightly sour citrus/orange flavor and the spices. Easy to drink with the lighter body and hides the alcohol well but not sure I would grab this one again... I like my winter warmers a little more full bodied and with a little richer malt flavor.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lots of dark caramel and light brown color with an unsettled chunky haze floating through it like unfiltered homebrew. Smell was noticeably sweet.

Taste was more caramel sweetness, that kind of winter warmer. Sticky. Solid and sturdy malt base. A little bit of cinnamon and lesser spice rack. Mildly done.

Bomber format, no return purchase.

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3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vlaminck
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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Hoppy Holidaze from Marin Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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