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Magnolia Proving Ground IPA
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RATINGS: 92   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2004
The aroma is fantastic, off the scales. The beer comes in at 140 IBU, according to the bartender. However, the taste pales in comparison to the wonderful aroma. Buy it to smell it.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (977) - 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 (572) - 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 (5362) - 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 (53) - 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 (4083) - 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 (1037) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gmb5127 (229) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours with a small head. Has a piney earthy bitterness but a kinda weird aftertaste, nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pour is clear golden orange with a big white head and great lacing. Sweet grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, pineapple, biscuit, citrus, and grass in the aroma. Taste is grapefruit peel, orange, grassy, lightly resinous, bready, a touch of caramel, and earthy with a big bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. Probably the best beer of the visit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
Good ipa, not as citrusy qs other wc ipas but really enjoyable. Malty and drinkable. good brew

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkncap (6) - USA - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
Cask conditioned at the brewery. Creamy head, nicely balanced hops, and a pleasant bitterness that lingers like a guitar solo. Seek this one out folks, outstanding! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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