esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just doesnít do it for me. Odd smoke characteristic, some dms, not awful and going in the right direction but not there yet.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
EHopper (591) - 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 (2072) - 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 (734) - 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.