Marin Brewing Company Reviews




ciocanelu
3.3
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Clear amber color with off-white head. Aroma has a light caramel malt sweetness with orange rind and pine resin. Taste is balanced, some light malt character and a light hop bitterness on the finish. Slightly metallic. Light body, medium carbonation. Overall itís decent but very boring.
Friday, March 17, 2017

andrepintado
3.7
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can. Orange hazy colo. Thin white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Aroma and flavour is pine, orange, hops, resin, mango, peach.
Monday, March 13, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
3.6
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can. Frothy White good mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Grape and pine notes. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Oily palate.
Friday, March 3, 2017

944play
3.4
Marin White Widow
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Slightly foggy gold with diminishing fine foam. Smells exactly like a fruit cocktail, the kind in a plastic cup with a foil lid as I imagine you would find on a hospital food tray. Flavors are sharper and more sophisticated, evoking lavender and green herbs. Strong and gruffly bittered, but the finish is clean enough.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

vinivini
3.4
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Canned. Opaque light amber liquid. Moderate off-white head. Average retention. Malts give melon and honey to the aroma. The tropical fruit note a little subdued. minor starch. The same thing is going on while tasting. Light citrusy bitterness takes care of balance. Halfway successful. Medium body. Good drinkability and lacking charm.
Monday, February 20, 2017

Speko
3.2
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can 0,33. Pours clear yellow with medium white head. Cirtus, grassy, malts. Missing a bit some hops. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

ShivanDragon
3.6
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
blikvoer, amber/gouden met witte kraag. aroma is goed, fris, fruitig, sinaasappel, veel hop, grapefruit, zoet, sto, veel tropisch fruit. smaken zijn glad, matig tot redelijk bitter, redelijk zoet, wel lange bittere maar zachte afdronk, matige body, iets dun van textuur, verder ok
Friday, February 17, 2017

RobertDale
3.6
Marin Point Reyes Porter
On tap. Comes black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and ash. Nice.
Monday, February 13, 2017

alex_leit
3.1
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can. Golden color, good white foam. Floral aroma, fruity and sweet. Taste: sweet, malty, fruit, hay, citrus.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Leighton
4
Marin Titania Moon Juice
Keg at the brewpub. Pours deep brown-black with a creamy, beige head. Rich aroma with lots of dark malt character, strong roast, baking cocoa, scorched earth. Medium to heavy sweet flavour, with hearty chocolate, light ash, prunes, figs. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Big finish, with light alcohol warmth, some bitter scorched earth, more baking cocoa, burnt toffee, touches of molasses. Solid overall.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

anstei
3.1
Marin White Widow
Tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pours clear yellow Aroma is grassy hops, some butter and onion, but very little of that. Body is medium, but shows more of the onion. Bitter, also some sweetness Palate is rather unbalanced. Not too bad.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

kryon
3.8
Marin Brass Knuckle
Pours hazy light amber with low white head Aromas of tropical fruits, resin, pine, caramel Taste has hoppy oily notes of resin, burned caramel, tropical fruits , pine
Saturday, February 11, 2017

ansalon
3.9
Marin Brass Knuckle
Pours clear golden with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, peach, resin, pine, mango, apricot. Taste is very fruity and quite bitter with some floral notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

anstei
3.1
Marin Brass Knuckle
Tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pours clear amber Aroma is piney, forest, some grass, also tropical fruits. Body is heavy, sweet, but rather unrefined. Bitter, lively carbonation. Lingering bitter palate. All not too bad, but lacking balance
Saturday, February 11, 2017

anstei
3.2
Marin Tripel Dipsea Belgian Style Ale
Tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pours cleae yellow. Ah, here come the Belgians. A Triple indeed, sweet, but rather unrefined. Body is medium, also sweet, with a low bitterness and a lively carbonation, but itís not adding up. Candy palate, too long for its flavours. Quite okay.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

anstei
3.5
Marin Belgian Quad
Tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pours sloudy brown. Aroma is ripe dark fruit, dried fruit, some candy sugar. Heavy body, sweet, not overpower, good balance, yet not overly complex.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

rouhlas
3.8
Marin Point Reyes Porter
From tap at Liquid Gold, San Francisco. Black color with off white to beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

DwarfeD
3.8
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can at home. Pale golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, pine, malts, peach, citrus and sugar. Very nice pale ale.
Friday, January 13, 2017

thewolf
3.6
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can, [email protected], Middelfart. Pours clear golden with a large, staying creamy white head. Aroma has quite a big, resiny hops profile, bergamot, grapefruit, quite clean. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, caramel, crisp malts, firm bitterness, citrus, resin, pine. Lingering bitterness. Nice.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

MarinEvelyn
3.5
Marin Hoppy Holidaze Ale
Herby and a little sweet. Light, golden orange color. Orange peel, spices - nutmeg and such. Interesting. Decent.
Sunday, December 25, 2016

stevoj
3.1
Marin Bluebeery Flavored Ale
Bottle from Albertsons. Hazy golden pour with thick foamy head. Smells like a wheat ale, fruit far in the background. Taste brings the fruit forward, but still fairly mild, with lots of the wheat base coming through. Gentle fruity finish.
Sunday, December 18, 2016

rosenbergh
2.9
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
12 oz can. Canned on 01/10/16. Thanks Timo A!
Slightly cloudy orange golden color with a small off-white head. Darkish hops, tea, mild bitterness and dry malt in the aroma. Dry darkish tea hops, mild bitterness and dry malt in the flavor. Leafy and old.

Friday, December 16, 2016

martin00sr
3.5
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can. Clear amber, airy white head. Aroma has passionfruit, light pine and caramel. Sweetish flavour, smoothly caramely with nice piney bitter bite.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

dinkle50
3
Marin Three Flowers IPA
Orange pour with a huge frothy head. Aroma is a little spicy and slightly flowery. Light bodied. I think this beer is a little old. The hops have gone from this one and Iím left with flowery notes and lots of grain notes, notably caramel. A little lace present. I bet this is much better fresh.
Thursday, November 10, 2016

malrubius
3.9
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can from Brewfest Bev. Gold clear with lasting head and lace. Mild nutty pine and citrus grainy aroma. Mild nutty toasted malt sweetness with subdued peachy apricot fruitiness. Complex woody leafy earthy bitterness that really compliments the nutty toasted malts. Medium light body and fine carbo. Very good pale ale.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

dwyerpg
2.3
Marin Cocoa Gnar Gnar
This left a bad taste in my mouth. Slightly sweet but the flavor is just too much like coffee grounds but without a coffee flavor.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

slowrunner77
4.3
Marin Titania Moon Juice
Big nose and flavor of vanilla and bourbon, roasty and sweet. Abv shows but in a decadent way - not overly hot. This also is brewed with candi sugar and is a delicious desert sipper. Probably the tastiest Marin beer Iíve ever had.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Borup
3.4
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Sample from a can. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, citrus, peach, grapefruit and a bitter finish.
Friday, August 26, 2016

DocJitsu
3.9
Marin Star Trooper
Pours a clear deep golden with a short, moderately sticky, white head. Candy fruit sweet nose. Clean bouquet. Soft, heavy mouthfeel. Whiskey barrel oak vanilla is easily noted. Thankfully not as sweet as the nose. Some mild fruitiness.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DocJitsu
3.5
Marin San Quentinís Breakout Stout
Pours a very dark brown with an espresso head. Rich, greasy, ash tray, and caramelized malt aromas. Mouthfeel is bit of a let down. Too light for a beer this big. Flavors all represent the aromas. Just not prominent enough. Missed opportunity right here.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DocJitsu
3.7
Marin Busterís Hop Tonic
Pours a mostly clear classic golden with a thin, dull white head. Pungent oniony hop aroma. Puffy mouthfeel. Bold hop character. Prominent grain backbone. Finishes perfumy. Very west coasty.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DocJitsu
3.1
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Pours a clear classic golden with a short white head. Hoppy, fruity, perfumy nose. Soft mouthfeel that gets astringent toward the finish. Fruity pebbles, grassy flavors.
Earlier Rating: 8/24/2016 Total Score: 3.1
Pours a crystal clear deep golden with a sticky white head. Sweet, hoppy nose with steeped grain coming through recognizably. Cottony mouthfeel. Alcohol heat. Grassy hop with competing bitterness and sweetness from the grain.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DocJitsu
3.7
Marin IPA
Pours a clear, Amber golden with a white head. Steeped grain, pine, and alcohol on the nose. Soft water mouthfeel. The flavors approximate the nose. Spicy. Clean finish.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DocJitsu
3.5
Marin Three Flowers IPA
Pours a mostly clear, fade lighter than classic golden with a white head. Grassy, citrusy hop nose. Soft, cottony mouthfeel. Just enough sweetness for an approximation of balance. Bitterness in spades. Dare I say it seems nearly tart.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DocJitsu
3
Marin Raspberry Trail Ale
Pours a clear medium golden with a short, white head. Very modest nose. Faint berry is noted. Soft mouthfeel with a sharp carbonation sting on the rear of the palate. Unassuming flavor profile. Tartness and sweetness are balanced. Pilsener type bitterness invades a little.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DocJitsu
2.9
Marin Marin-er Weiss
Pours a mostly clear pail golden with a white ring sitting atop. The aroma is not necessarily tart and it is rather unassuming. Some light fruit is noted. Full mouth feel for the style, and mildly crisp. Faintly tart, modest flavors.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tide
3.7
Marin Three Flowers IPA
Draught at Mikkeller SF. Amber color, white head.bitter taste with citrus, hops, a bit of rye, mango, resin snd a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, resin, mango, pine and grass. Very nice IPA.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.6
Marin Cocoa Gnar Gnar
Brownish color pour at blackback, beige head with lots of lacing. Notes of hazelnut, cocoa, roast, and very light milk chocolate. Lactose was minimal, more roast. Enjoyed it for that reason.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

stevoj
3.3
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can from Brewers Haven. Big foamy outburst, very active. Pours a medium. Hold with abundant billowing head. Mild citrus nose on top of otherwise sweet malts aroma. Taste also favors the malts, grassy, not hoppy except for a tinge at the finish, almost minty. Decent weight and feel.
Thursday, August 4, 2016

digitalviking
3.5
Marin Point Reyes Porter
Decent porter, but my main problem is that the taste kind of leaves you hanging a bit unsatisfying because it feels like it makes you a bit thirsty rather than quenching your thirst/washing down your food.
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Desverger
3.5
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can@ōlbutikken, Copenhagen (29/07/2016) - fuzzy golden amber coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a mix of tropical and citrus fruits, medium pale malts, some light caramel, grapefruit, peachy, pine needles, refreshing, hoppy bitter finish.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

slowrunner77
3.7
Marin Cocoa Gnar Gnar
Tap at BeerNV. Near black pour with milk chocolate head. Big cocoa nose and flavor, bitter roast, sweet lactose - good balance. Had co2, but would make a great nitro beer.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

brokensail
4
Marin Hella Art Wah
On tap @ Hogs Apothecary. Clear straw colored beer with a soapy white head. Really crisp and bright and easy drinking beer. Floral, grassy, and slightly spicy hops. Just a hint of apple and citrus rind. Nice malt flavor and sweetness, particularly bread and toast. Subtle bitterness and a nice, restrained sweetness. Nice stuff, a pleasant surprise.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DocLock
3.8
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Shared bottle. Poured hazy straw with off-white head. Nose was piney hops, caramel malt, mild peppery notes. Assertive hoppy and piney flavor, spare malt, some black pepper notes.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

jjsint
3.8
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can from Aleś by Mail, drunk at home. Dark gold/amber, tony little bit od white head and quite a bit of carbonation. Papaya, spruce and resin in the slightly muted bit still enjoyable arome. Initial sweet taste, heavy on the małt with more sticky resinous notes. Finish is really short, and palate is thin bordering on watery. But all in all itís an excellent little pale ale.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Barreras
2.8
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Pours a been color with a sweet malt aroma. Taste is smooth, malty, with a nice crispness. Flavor is well balanced and easy drinking. A nice beer for the style.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

aaronbr
4.2
Marin Three Flowers IPA
On tap at Brasserie St. James in the Mission, having ended up here after finding our movie at the Alamo Drafthouse to be sold out. Iíve had this one before a couple of times but havenít gotten around to rating it. Hazy orange gold pour, fruity and subtle aromas. Nice, well rounded hop character with starting bitterness and a tart, sour apple finish. Excellent crispness and balance for a heavy-hitting IPA. This will always be one that draws my attention when I find it.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ration
4.2
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
280516. Can at home. Pours hazy copper with a nice head. Aroma Rogue like hops, pine. God Iíve missed this taste. Just awesome. I could drink this all day long. Not Bad.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

WillemsUrenkel
3.4
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle bought at a Safeway in Mille Valley, CA. Clear dark golden in the glass with an one finger head. British style hopy on the nose. Taste starts hopy, mid bitterness, some malt in the background. Resin sequence in the middle part with some increasing citrus elements. Really fresh! Enjoyed it!
Monday, May 16, 2016

gunnar
3.4
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Can from AbM enjoyed at "Gunnarsbu" Canned 17.07.15. Pours hazy deep golden with a big creamy white head. Resiny and herbal hop aroma. Taste is light crisp resiny hops, some mango and bready sweetness before it finishes off with a minty kiss at the finish. Good, but probably better fresh.
Sunday, May 15, 2016