1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Proving Ground IPA - Magnolia Pub & Brewery

Not Rated.
Proving Ground IPAProving Ground IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 115
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of NorthSideSean
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yanosh
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of robertjskelton
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of bobbyhands
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of 3ricks
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of gamera
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of Greyhorse
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Hoese17
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rvisgaitis
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jamesjmacdonald
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of jcruelty
3/5  rDev -22.7%

I love Smokestack as a place to hang out, but I haven't yet found a Magnolia beer I really love...

Photo of Razonulzer
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Mhiller
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Trix247
3.84/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Falling Rock, Denver. 10.2.14

Super bitter and dank next to the Pliny.

Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Stefan1234
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

From the cask this is frothing white excited and flashy. Despite its cloudy muted color, the look is aggressive and has a great rush of micro bubbles. Nose and tast of classic hop strains with that classic cask conditioned mellowness and an assertive but palatable bitterness. Juicy fresh for a cask beer, colder than others, still refreshing. A bigger brew too, tons of body and a long finish. Cut grassy finish, bitter, half English. Overall this may be the best cask IPA I have had, hitting the best if both worlds perfectly. Magnolia is really impressing me!

Photo of BenHesk12
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Proving Ground IPA is the workhorse of the Magnolia Pub and Brewery; it's moderately priced ($6/pint for SF is average) and always available. English hops, low carbonation, maybe a nitro mix on tap here to make everything palatable to the restaurant goers. I get the feeling that this place is more about food, vibe, and profit than quality of the beer. Proving ground is by far the best beer they have, and I only rate it slightly above average. Most beers are in the 4-6% alcohol range and just watery representations of english or german styles.

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of glf60
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Chlsyhawkins
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Proving Ground IPA from Magnolia Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.