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Thirsty Pagan India Pagan Ale

Thirsty Pagan India Pagan Ale
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Thirsty Paganís version of a West Coast style IPA, it has a light body with a tropical fruit like finish!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (2156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2015
On tap at brewpub pours a clear Amber/orange with a small khaki head. Intense fruity hop aroma and sweet caramel malt. Steady pine hop bitterness from start to finish, lightly fruity, with caramel and toffee malt. Solid. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft. Copper with thin off white head. Aroma of pin hops and biscuit. Medium body, heavy hop bitterness, and a light malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
On tap at GTMW 2013. Amber with a slowly dissipating creamy tan head. Aroma is citrusy with grapefruit, caramel and a touch of dankness. Tasty with citrus, grapefruit, caramel, mild pine and a strong bitter finish. Pretty toasted by this point of the GTMW and would only rate a few more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Just doesnít do it for me. Odd smoke characteristic, some dms, not awful and going in the right direction but not there yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Tap at Thirsty Pagan. Unfiltered hazy orange-brown body. Big steady off-white to beige head. Decent piny citrus tones, woody, resinous chewy malt tones. OK, respectable enough..but not really spot on, lacks a balanced finesse. Saved by ingredient overload.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Enjoying a growler I picked up after pizza at the pagan. There was such unique aroma and fruit taste I couldnít identify, I looked at the other ratings and there it was, pineapple! Along with a riot of other tropical fruits, complexly in tune with some wondful pine and grass, perfect dryness at the end. Still manages to be refreshing. This is a keeper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Nice amber color with a lacing white head. Strong tropical fruit scents, taste is rather smooth and fruity hop flavors, pleasant bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dc55110 (3) - St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2012 does not count
Stopped by Thirsty Pagan on the way back from Duluth to the Twin Cities (avoiding lakes traffic on a Sunday via Wisconsin) for lunch. After the disappointment that was Framdizzle, I thought Iíd try a low hanging fruit. Arrives in a pint glass, a golden/orange-ish murky liquid with a solid two fingers of head. Some citrus, but tons of piney evergreen wafting out of the glass. A little bready malt and some sweetness. A nice bit of citrus up front, but is quickly dominated the resinous pin bite. The bitterness is balanced nicely by malt backbone. Not a typical IPA malt profile, but a more yeasty bread presence. Carbonation is good, the body is not too thick, it finishes a bit weird. Its about to finish dry, but makes a sharp turn to a somewhat odd creamy feeling that lingers with the yeasty bread maltyness mentioned before. Itís not a great IPA, but it is good. Iíve only been to the Thirsty Pagan a handful of times, but this one has tasted different each time Iíve had it. I think they have quite a bit of batch variation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Tap at the brewery. The description said it had a tropical fruit finish, but to be honest this was almost pure tropical fruit. I was very surprised at how delicious this beer was. Pineapple was all over the place, with more tropical fruit from start to finish. Very little bitterness, but there was still a bit of citrus. When comparing this to other IPAs this would be in a world of its own. I havenít had an IPA that had this much tropical fruit character. Once again, this was a great beer, and Iím glad I grabbed a growler of this so I can drink some more.

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