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Proving Ground IPA - Magnolia Pub & Brewery

Proving Ground IPAProving Ground IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%


Brewed by:
Magnolia Pub & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mark on 01-03-2004)
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freed

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3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Notes from OBF2006.

Light golden body, nice thin white head, mild carbonation.

Excellent hop aroma - bright citrus and floral, clean smells.

Taste also highlights a wide and clean variety of hops - from citrusy to almost meaty/fleshy. No malt backup or body to buttress the hoppiness though, so the taste kind of trails off with a limp body. Easy to drink, but not too satisfying.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2006 23:37:03 | More by freed
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Proving Ground IPA from Magnolia Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.