Magnolia Proving Ground IPA
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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.

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 Magnoliaís better offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8409) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at the Magnolia/Smokestack, San Francisco, CA.
Clear deep golden colour. Sweet hoppy aroma. Balanced. Strong sweet fruity hops and malt in the flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Seannpc (81) - - APR 12, 2015
Not much aroma. Burnt orange color with medium cloudiness. Smooth start and finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kespecial (126) - - DEC 2, 2014
Iím very fond of Magnolia, and this is a fine brew, but it is not the style that they excel at (British style ales, especially cask or real ale). As a west coast style IPA it lacks the citrus notes I expect. Itís properly very hoppy, but lacks any sweetness to prevent drying out the palate. Pours a light orange, thin head and weak lacing. Resin and banana (?) on the nose. Taste is very strong, bitter hops, a little spicy. Finish is the weak point--exhausts as opposed to refreshes with it;ís dryness. Good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1481) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft sample at Hopgeist 2014 pour light gold. Nose pineapple and mango. Taste a little harsh on the bitter up front then resin and some dank. Longer bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6870) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft at Hopgeist 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, herbal and earthy hops, a splash of citrus, moderate bitterness, decent dry ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8328) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Taster on tap at Hopgeist 2014. Hazy orange color. Ring of off-white head, leaving good ridges of lace. Musty metallic malt, some pine and grapefruit citrus hop. Moderate bitter, light sweet, kind of dry. Medium plus body, light slick texture. Lighter kind of crisp carbonation. Pretty assertive, tasty IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1676) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This beer had a nice hoppy nose with a sweet body, just a touch of spice. The alcohol was masked very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9437) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Cask days 2014. Good aroma and hop balance. Citrus high ibu. Good balance and drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6839) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
a solid entry into the west coast ipa category. medium bodied and refreshing, with a crisp malt bill and enough hops to take notice. thoroughly enjoyed itís orange peel bitterness. had cask and regular versions...cask slightly sweeter and thicker."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1270) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
A decent IPA. Pours a classic clear orange. Smells like pale ale, tropical fruit and hops. Taste is quite hoppy, but is good example of a balanced IPA. Had on tap at the Tiburon Taps Beer Festival.

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