EHopper (575) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
XmnwildX12 (1472) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color with a lacing white head. Strong tropical fruit scents, taste is rather smooth and fruity hop flavors, pleasant bitter.
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dc55110 (3) - St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mattyb83 (733) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.