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Proving Ground IPA - Magnolia Pub & Brewery

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Proving Ground IPAProving Ground IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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)
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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

Stefan1234, Saturday at 07:15 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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!

StonedTrippin, Wednesday at 06:20 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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.

BenHesk12, Wednesday at 02:22 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

aztraz, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

glf60, Sep 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

Chlsyhawkins, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

DerekCarruth, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Samb2323, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

afsdan, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

ChrisConnell, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

justinbrown, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

swarles, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Beervana, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Joel12, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

IBUQT, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

KevMo84, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ajcantu, Jun 14, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

jellikit, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

DeanMoriarty, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Evan, May 29, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

ArrogantB, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

drew74, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

VE777, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

jaydoc, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

SMITHAND, Feb 15, 2014
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Proving Ground IPA from Magnolia Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.