Strange Wind
Marin Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 4.22%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
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Marin Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews by crispix:
Photo of crispix
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Briens in San Diego. A wonderfully aromatic IPA. It's a little different (in a very good way). Darker in color, the fruit and flowery notes are not overwhelming and are balanced oh-so-well by the hops. It's a fantastic brew. I don't bother to rate many beers, but this one deserves high marks and second glass. I may be wrong, but it's my understanding this is a limited release and may not be brewed again. It's a shame: this one is so good I'd love to see it on tap regularly.

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Photo of largadeer
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Iron Springs. Thanks, pokgye.

Clear orange-amber pour topped by a two finger head.

Smell: A ton of citrus and pine. Sweet oranges and tangarines, leafy and lightly tropical. Spicy and peppery. Subdued malt, no trace of alcohol.

Palate: Sweet orange and grapefruit, peppercorn, pine. A touch of malt, but surprisingly dry and hop-forward on the whole. Medium-bodied. Punchy, spicy finish, a bit herbal with a bitter kick. Really good stuff, I hope they make this again.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5/3/2012

On tap at Hamilton's during CBC at their FiftyFifty night. A collaborative beer brewed at Marin by Marin, Magnolia, and Iron Springs. It's a memorial beer for Danny Williams.

A: Burnished dark orange with an inch of white froth. Good retention and lots of scattered lacing.

S: Incredibly pungent. Concentrated tangerine and orange flesh with lesser notes of passion fruit, peach, and pineapple. Malt imparts a trace of caramel, as well as some graininess. No alcohol in the aroma. Light pine resin notes.

T: A fruit explosion: mango, passion fruit, orange flesh, grapefruit, and tangerine. Smooth upper moderate bitterness with no hint of astringency. I can't believe how well the alcohol is hidden. There's some sugary caramel and a light graininess. The finish is smooth and incredibly hoppy.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Overall: Damn impressive. A beautiful beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Strange Wind from Marin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 4 ratings