beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(06.21.07) On tap at Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco, CA. 6.3% ABV. Clear golden amber ale with a small white head. Good carbonation. Very faint malt aroma. Starts dry with light toasted nutty malt flavor. Medium bodied. Short to medium length finish with light hop bitterness. Very good drinkable bitter beer. Goes well with a Cuban sandwich.
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
garth_86 (197) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had on tap, cask conditioned at magnolia brew pub. Not much flavor and hops are suttle.
PGHbeer77 (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 IPAís, 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 wasnít fond of. Just not my personal preference.
olio (4094) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
msante79 (2127) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft... Dirty medium orange with a contrasting bright off white head... Malt bomb aroma, orange peel, caramel, ok... Tastes just like it smells, malty... Not a big fan
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is soft resin/herbal, some medium malt. Tase is resin/dank herbal hops, secondary medium malt-toasty/caramel.
womencantsail (6920) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a hazed amber color with a layer of foam that is off-white and leaves some mild lacing.
S: A mild citrus aroma, certainly leaning more toward the floral side, like you might expect from an English IPA. The nose is pretty light, so it shows off the flaws. Seems to be some urine, and perhaps buttery.
T: The hops are floral and earthy, which is nice. A bitterness that works well enough for this kind of beer, which is quite bread forward overall. There are a few hints of citrus peel, though.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.
D: Their IPAs just donít do much for me. Maybe because theyíre of the English variety, but I donít think thatís the case...
BMan1113VR (7382) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap a the brewpub. Pours with a copper hued body with a white head. Aromas of suntan lotion, caramel, toffee and toast. Extremely malt forward. Flavors of caramel, tea and only a touch of citrus. Even for an English IPA, this is VERY malt forward. Medium carbonation.
wyzzywyz22 (1644) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brew pub, SF. Amber looks with a small off white head. Some fruit and grassy hop in the nose but all a bit muted. Hop profile not assertive enough in the flavour which ends up being wishy washy. Vague grainy/metallic quality which didnít really win me over. Drinkable but rather uninspiring fayre and teetering towards the tedious.