Magnolia Proving Ground IPA
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%

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.

beervana's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2007
(06.21.07) On tap at Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco, CA. 7.2% ABV. Clear golden amber with small white head. No Carbonation. Slight hop aroma. Starts dry with intense upfront hoppy bitterness; Pine resiny hop flavors. Medium bodied. Long finish with light lingering bitterness. Very good flavorful hoppy beer. Awesome with a Cuban sandwich. One of Magnolia’s better offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (712) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 6, 2016
Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is oranges, hops and fruit. Taste is mango, peach and caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7668) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 3, 2016
On tap at Hoppy Loft. Pours hazy orange with a thick white head. Lovely fruity hoppy aroma. Caramel and fruity hoppy flavor notes. Peach and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
Draft at hoppy loft. Hoppy aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit with spicy notes. The flavour is heavy bitter. Lingering bitterness. The body is light and the texture is juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (3056) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2016
Sample at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer. NOSE: fruity, sweet, bit malty. TASTE: fruity, bitt off, quite hoppy though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2016
Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Hazy orange, creamy white. Nose is milky butter, buttery dough, sugar, popcorn. Taste is milky yeast, plaster, dough, sugar, stone fruit, more butter. Butter & plaster body. Way too heavy on the butter & milky yeast. Score looks decent here. Bad keg maybe?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/2/16] Draught at Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery in San Francisco. Clear copper. Nice citric hops aroma. Flavor has slightly sweetish malt, and good bitter citric hops, slightly piney. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1391) - LATVIA - FEB 4, 2016
Pale orange with medium white head. Slight hops aroma. Good hoppy bitterness with fruity notes, well balanced by some sweetness. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed apricot amber with a thin white head. Soft malt on the nose, a ligth amount of citrus behind it, a hint of pineapple. Medium-bodied, soft citrus, a light hit of bitterness. Slow pithy grapefruit bitterness into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8079) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
On tap at the Haigh Street brewpub. Thanks to Bobby. Mostly clear yellow golden coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is spicy hop, little zesty, some veg hop matter. Flavour is composed of grainy Base malts, watermelons, semi sweet apple. Palate is medium bodied, highish carbonation . Decent IPA. Nice spicy hop and watermelon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2051) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Great beer at magnolia. Very long flavour, with bitterness dominating. Floral and grassy aromas.

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