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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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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!

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the toranado, proving ground is light bronze with a small white head, big bubbled and frothy, but with suprisingly good retention, leaving decent lace.

Smell is light dough and earthy hops.

Taste is good and hoppy, more so than I expected from the nose, a nice resinous quality. A little spicy. Fairly dank. Little malty, biscuit.

Mouthfeel is good, soft and oily. Medium light bodied.

Drinkability is good, this is a solid west coast ipa that really does well on cask.

ccrida, Jul 30, 2012
Proving Ground IPA from Magnolia Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.