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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
87
very good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Beervana, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Joel12, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

IBUQT, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KevMo84, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ajcantu, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

jellikit, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DeanMoriarty, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Evan, May 29, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

ArrogantB, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

drew74, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

VE777, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jaydoc, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

SMITHAND, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Tuckersmth, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

od_sf, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

forgotmypencil, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JRod1969, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

geuze_gone_wild, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

spw109, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

largadeer, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

AngusOg, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 08, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap at Magnolia. Unfortunately they didn’t have it on cask on my visit otherwise I’d include some side-by-side comparison notes.

This pours a light caramel tan-sunny gold color with tight bubbling.

There’s a sharp grassy piney aroma on it, followed by some toasted straw notes.

Fantastic flavor—it just knocks it out of the park with a great blend of toasted straw, piney notes, and grassy green, finishing with some slight chew and a easygoing, laid-back bittering. Worth the effort to try it out. I know cask is delicious too!

elNopalero, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mc4z, May 25, 2013
Proving Ground IPA from Magnolia Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.