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Magnolia Proving Ground IPA
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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A bold IPA in the modern, West Coast style, but with plenty of malt character from our robust Maris Otter. Generous quantities of Columbus and Cascade hops give this bitter beer resinous, piney, and citrus-like flavors while a bit of Czech Saaz hops adds a touch of spice.

Malts: floor-malted Maris Otter, caramalt, wheat; flaked barley, malted rye
Hops: Columbus; Cascade; Saaz, dry-hopped with Cascade
Food Pairings: assertive, spicy foods, grilled salmon & shrimp, pizza.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrohia (137) - - AUG 21, 2014
Magnolia Pub, San Francisco, draft. Bright citrus hops. Orange-copper with fizzy head and little lacing. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3101) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft sample from the source, lightly hazy gold with nice suds of bubbly head retention. Aroma is a nice medley of citrus and floral hops. Solid lingering floral bitterness with a touch of pine. Finely made IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a golden orange appearance with an off white head. Spicy, bitter, piney hoppy nose. No diacetyl offered! Sheesh. Some grapefruit. Medium body. Balanced bitterness/sweetness. A bit of tropical fruits. Pretty clean but it’s not that interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (418) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
On tap at Lupulo in Santa Cruz. Clear light golden with small white head. Sweet malty nose, taste leans that way also. Nice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1057) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
On cask at Magnolia. Light clear amber, thin white head. Floral and tropical fruit aroma. Big bitter citrus taste up front, moving into sweet malt, and finally a bitter finish. Silky smooth cask body. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (731) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a slightly hazy pale brown color. Great balance of hop flavors. Mild and easy going.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Magnolia, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out lots of tropical fruits and some caramel undertones. Flavour is more syrupy than I like an IPA, with notes of woody hops, floral notes, and syrupy caramel. Too much residual sweetness for my liking, making it difficult to drink. Not very good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SFtaster (54) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
From the hand pump at Tornado in the Lower Haight just down the hill from the brewpub in S.F. I always look to drink cask conditioned IPA’s when I can find them. I appreciate how the cask process mellows the bitterness and allows for the full flavor of the hops to emerge in the ale. This brew does not disappoint! Try this beer for the authentic taste of real ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4547) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
On tap at the Pub, August 2013. Dark orange with a small white head. Fresh and refreshing with hops, fruit and some light notes of malt. The mouthfeel was quite thick and the finish was really bitter. A tasty IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1167) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
A - pours darker golden amber with no head. S - very hoppy aromas. Pine resin, bitter citrus, musty. Some doughy and caramel malts. M - nice bitter hop centric ipa. high carb, and a bit dry. T - follows the nose. Piny resin, hop flowers cones, bitter citrus lots of caramel malts. O - a good bitter ipa 3.4


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