Magnolia Spud Boy IPA
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A dry, refreshing IPA with agressive hop character. This beer is certainly a cousin of Prescription Pale but is straw-colored, lighter bodied, and has a decidedly English hop bill. Challenger, Northdown, Fuggles and Goldings are all used although a noticable addition of Cascades keeps this ale anchored in the U.S. style. With five hop varieties and five additions this IPA has the most complex hop character of any of our beers. Pale malt comprises most of the grist but some light crystal malt and a bit of malted wheat (for taste, body and head retention) round out this beer nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a thin white head. Soft malt and a touch of citrus, a hint of dank skunky weed. Medium-bodied, soft malt, a bit of resinous citrus. Earthy citrus into the finish, slow earthy bitterness, a hint of lingering citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (3118) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Pint at brewpub. Ok aroma, sweet. Grainy, lite citrus and hone. Reddish orange color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. It’s ok, seems weak overall. Has lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7533) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
ambrata velata non molta schiuma lieve caramello buona luppolatura leggermente terrosa lieve nota fruttata media secchezza lieve agrumato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a red orange appearance with a tan head. Buttered popcorn, dull fruity hops, and slight toast in the nose. Twangy, lemon/tangerine fruity, buttery flavor. For fucks sake, does every beer here have to be a fucken butter bomb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jflopsu (1042) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Has a dark rust orange pour. Aroma is strong in honey and some malt. Taste is interesting with some sweet honey and hops. Has a light bitter ending.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Draught @ Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco. Rated on 15.10.2012.
Pours a golden colour without a head. Aroma of herbs, grainy malts and weak floral notes. Flavour of grainy malts, metals, nuts, astrigent, herbs and some hops. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a rough, grainy, herbal finish. Weird.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Had on tap, cask conditioned at magnolia brew pub. Not much flavor and hops are suttle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
12 oz. Draft on Cask at Magnolia Pub and Brewery, SF, CA. Excellent hoppy, pine and flowers, scent over a cloudy copper pour with a fluffy white head. Excellent mouthfeel, thicker bodied than most IPA’s, with a dry slightly fizzy finish. The flavor started great with citrus, pine, and bitter notes, but then it took an earthy, nutty route that I wasn’t fond of. Just not my personal preference.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8788) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2012
Draught @ Magnolia, San Francisco.
Pours clear copper color with small head. Aroma of fruits, hops, pale malts, grass and some nutty notes. Flavour of fruits, mild malts, hay, goose berry and some hay. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
On tap at Magnolia. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of malt with some light citrus. Flavor is all malts with some light citrus. Where are the hops? More of a malty pale ale.

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