Proving Ground IPA - Magnolia Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by tdawgydog:
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap at Magnolia. Served in a pint glass, the beer had already lost its head by the time it made it to the table. The scent was very piney. The beer was bronze in color (although it was very dark in there). A very enjoyable IPA. This seems to have become the summer of the IPAs and Magnolia makes a very good one. They have stiff competition in the SF area but this was really good. Maybe my only complaint was the lack of head and the beer seemed a little flat. This may have been by intention but I would definitely drink some more of these if given the opportunity. I tried the cask version of this IPA and this was definitely better.
Serving type: on-tap
08-31-2010 14:01:08 | More by tdawgydog
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3.63/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: light orange. Crystal clear. Medium head; thick foam.
S: mango. Pine. Mild aroma, but clean.
T: pine followed by malty, bready goodness. Bitter hangs on for a bit.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body.
O: decent IPA. Not stellar. Would be better if the bittering hops were different. A bit too much of a lingering funkiness. But I guess this is Haight/Ashbury.
Serving type: on-tap
06-08-2014 02:35:15 | More by jellikit
3.58/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Toronado in San Francisco. Orange color, good head. Aroma was slightly floral and piney, not bad. Flavor was bitter and hoppy, citrus, not much dank though so I really didn't feel this was a true west coast style IPA. Yes it was hoppy but didn't have that certain something you get from say a Pliny or an Alpine. Still, a decent IPA and one I would probably buy a bomber or sixer of.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2014 19:30:54 | More by ArrogantB
Proving Ground IPA from Magnolia Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.