Pagosa Brewing Company Reviews


MadRobin
Pagosa Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Stout 3
On tap at the brewpub. Opaque, brown-black with a khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, berries, oatmeal and very mild roasted malt. Taste of raspberries, oatmeal, chocolate and roasted malt. Light/medium body and medium/high carbonization. Other than perhaps the berries, I'm finding no hint of barrel aging. Nor, is there anything to make me think this is an 8.7% brew. Both the waiter and the barkeep insist that it is their Bourbon Barrel Stout, but it seems more like an oatmeal stout to me and closely resembles another patron's Soaker's Stout. Maybe they tossed in a few charred wood chips, but this beer certainly did not spend much, if any time, in a barrel. (I also tried Rockyard Bourbon Barrel Stout. That was a proper bourbon barrel stout.) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

JK
Pagosa Honeymoon Lager 3.1
GABF 2015. Described as a honey maibock. Copper color. Aroma has a mineral quality, and there is more of this in the flavor, some honey. Lightly sweet but not as sweet as I would expect a maibock to me, and the alcohol is hidden too, in a style where I usually pick it up.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

JK
Pagosa Alpine Abbey Lambic 3.1
GABF 2015. Copper color. Light aroma, yeast, a lot more yeast in the aroma. it is sour, but not like a lambic and more like a Flanders brown sour, not really a lambic in character at all. Decent beer anyway.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

DenverLogan
Pagosa Kayaker Cream Ale 4
On tap at the brewery July 17th. Pours cloudy white gold with head and lace. Aroma of light grains & citrus. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of light grains, citrus, minerals. Overall light, refreshing, nice.
Monday, August 10, 2015

Slipstream
Pagosa Dispensary Ale 2.7
FIRST rating of this, the first cannabis beer I have seen on sale legally. On tap at the brewpub. Stopped in for a quick beer, and couldn’t resist trying this. It is fairly light and mellow, and the seeds add a dash of nutty taste. It didn’t appear to have any marijuana-type kick to it, so don’t get too excited.
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Hopster Stout 3.4
Draught. This tastes like a zinged up version of the Soaker Stout with more hopping for a nit of spring in the step. Liked it.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Pale Ale 3
Draught. This is a pretty basic pale ale that is a little more malt forward than most I would say. Nothing special.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Eagle ESB 3.3
Draught. This is one of the better American renditions i have tasted of an ESB. Smooth, malty, and well rounded.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Chili Verde Cerveza 1.8
Draught. OK - so this beer is probably perfect for someone who loves southwestern food to the degree that they want hatch chillies in thier beer. For me it was far too vegetal and the aftertaste was just...well...
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Ragin’ Raspberry 3.1
Draught. For a fruit beer this is pretty good stuff. Not a style I love but this is a good example.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Wolf Creek Wheat 3.2
Draught. This is a nice smooth wheat ale with a smooth dry finish. Good for a summer day.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Powder Day IPA 3
Draught. This is a nice simple IPA that works well if you are looking for a flagship style brew.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Poor Richards Ale 3.4
Draught. This little brew is a nice one to try when you want something different. Smooth and quaffable.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Peachy Peach 3.4
Draught. This is a nice simple fruited wheat. Better than the vast majority of fruit wheats I have tried.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Soakers Stout 3.7
Draught. This is a nice smooth stout with great malt roasting and sweetness.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Imaena
Pagosa Kayaker Cream Ale 3
Draught. This is a simple cream ale with some decent body and malt flavors. Nothing special though.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

fonefan
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale 2.9

[ As Pagosa Honeymoon Ale ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, light honey. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt - honey, flowers - honey, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141227]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HenrikSoegaard
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale 3
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly ælasting jhead. yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. oily palate.
Saturday, December 27, 2014

chrisv10
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale 3
Hazy dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, honey, spices, little perfume and caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, honey, spices, herbs, sweet, little perfume and a little bitter.
Saturday, December 27, 2014

saxo
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale 3.1
No head. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, honey, malt, flowers and hops. Sweet and fruity finish.
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Camons
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale 2.5
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, light honey, little flowery. Flavor is light sweet, malt, honey, flowers. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. 271214
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Rasmus40
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale 2.9
Hazy golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light honey. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 271214
Saturday, December 27, 2014

yespr
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale 3.1
Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy, slight grassy. Smooth honey fruity. Lingering smooth fruity finish.
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dogbrick
Pagosa Grog 3.8
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Murky dark brown color with a thin creamy light beige head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lace. Roast malt and rum in the nose. Medium body with an flavors of oaky rum, butterscotch and malt. The finish is sweet with a rum and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SudsMcDuff
Pagosa Poor Richards Ale 3.4
Had at Nobi, growler, shared by chris white, at a somber celebration of life .. . pours a dark walnut .. brown sugar, molasses, and earth .. . all around a mild beer but very balanced and easy to drink .. . . Not a parent yet either, but I can definitely relate. My friends and I used to think it was hilarious to shit in golf holes at night..
Sunday, June 01, 2014

gnoff
Pagosa Alpine Abbey Saison 2.7
At CBC reception, April 8 2014.
Cloudy lemon yellow color, white head. Spicy, alcohol scent, phenolic. Phenolic, spicy taste. Phenolic aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Monday, April 14, 2014

vicg12
Pagosa Powder Day IPA 4.4
What a surprise. I was skiing Wolf Creek the next day and awaiting the 37 inch dumper we were getting so I said to myself, "well I have to get the Powder Day." Great decision. This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. It is rich with hoppy flavor and what sets it apart from every other IPA I have ever had is that it is fruity, in the best way possible, and it balances with the hops perfectly. Now the fruitiness wasn’t as if they mixed actual fruit into the beer, other than some citrus peel I don’t think there is any fruit in it. I think this tastes comes from the combination of the American hops they used and it just made it taste really fresh. Like it was just picked off the vine. Other than the taste, it was a little heady, produced a decent lace, and had a delicious aroma. The only real downside of this beer is that it made me sad when my glass was empty. Highly recommend visiting this little brewery and giving it a try.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Brouwerij
Pagosa R.I.P. Milk Stout 3.2
Tap at Mtn Sun. Pours dark brown with thin tan head, settles quickly with very little lace. Aroma is mild and sweet, slight roast. Flavor is also very sweet, big lactose, sugary, banana, with a mild roasted, toasty malt finish, nutty aftertaste. Not particularly dark or roasted, exceedingly sweet. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

nimbleprop
Pagosa Raftin’ RyePA 3
(Pale ale) Pagosa Raftin’ Rye, 7.6%, clear caramel amber one ring white head. very sweet nose, orange, caramel, piney, malt, brown sugar, grapefruit. Flavor is orange, pine, grass, malt, mild spice, mild bread Bready, peppery finish. Ok. 6-3-7-3-11
Friday, October 11, 2013

HenrikO
Pagosa Peachy Peach 4
First-class peach wheat beer. Very strong peach aroma, slight spicy notes, crisp, very refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ratman197
Pagosa R.I.P. Milk Stout 3.2
Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light cola. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

onceblind
Pagosa Old Geezer 3.2
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--clear amber with an earthy caramel aroma, loads of grains, and some bread. Bready flavor as well with some boozy graininess, a light floral bitterness, and a honey sweetness.
Saturday, March 23, 2013

hops99
Pagosa Powder Day IPA 3.9
Had this a while back on tap at the brewpub, from notes taken at that time. Pours a nice orange color, good sized head with nice lacing. Smell is piney and grapefruity. Good amount of carbonation for the style. Good IPA, I like this one a lot.
Monday, October 22, 2012

Steve_0
Pagosa Peachy Peach 3.6
On tap at Foam Fest ’12. Pour is hazy golden with a peach hue and a giant bright, white head. Big peach and apricot in the aroma with notes of vanilla, wood, and spice, as well. Taste is peach skin, vanilla, pepper, sweet corn, and grass. Light and clean mouthfeel with high carbonation. Very easy to drink and quite refreshing on this hot summer night; nice stuff.
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bricktop86
Pagosa Poor Richards Ale 3.6
Pours a mahogany color with a small head. Aroma is boozy with lots of molasses, nuts and spices. Taste follows aroma. Feels pretty thick on the palate with very little carbonation.
Sunday, July 22, 2012

onceblind
Pagosa Eagle ESB 3.5
Sampled during 2012 Firkin Rendezvous @ Bristol Brewing. murky copper/golden, with an aroma of apple, toffee, and light grassy hoppiness. Taste has some tones of applesauce, leafy hops, sweet pale grains, and some more apples on the finish. Weird, but I like it.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

onceblind
Pagosa Pale Ale 3.3
GABF 2011, Media Luncheon. Slightly hazy gold with a slight orange tone, nice smallish tight white head. Mellow hoppy aroma, nice and citrusy and grassy with a toffee/biscuit backbone. Flavor is very balanced, and tastes as it smells, but a little much on the biscuit/toffee. A little light on body as well.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

jb43
Pagosa Rodeo Rider Red 3.2
(sampled at 8th annual Foamfest at the CO state fair 8/27/11). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Moderate sweet caramel aroma with light toast/malt. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
Thursday, September 29, 2011

jb43
Pagosa Powder Day IPA 3.2
(draft at CO state fair Foamfest, 8/28/10). Clear copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate pine/grass hop aroma. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Moderate bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
Friday, September 09, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Pack-It-In Baltic Porter 3.8
Easily the best offering at Pagosa. Pours a dark black brown color with a medium sized tope colored head. Rich mouthfeel with notes of smoke, molasses, truffles, and dried figs.
Monday, March 21, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Soakers Stout 3.3
Parks a dark espresso color. Notes of coffee, cocoa, smoke, and forest floor. (wet wood) Somewhat watery with a bitter waxy finish.
Monday, March 21, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Poor Richards Ale 3.2
Pours a mahogany color with a small head. A boozy beer with lots of molasses, corn nuts, and almonds. Not bad.
Monday, March 21, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Big Bad Wolf 3.4
On tap. Lots of vinous notes with raisins, and wethers candies. Silky mouthfeel.
Monday, March 21, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Pow Pow Imperial IPA 3.3
Pours a dark reddish color. Overwhelming notes of banana and bubble gum, soap, and brown sugar. Moderate mouthfeel.
Monday, March 21, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Orange Cream Cask Ale 3.5
On cask at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color. Small white head. Notes of vanilla, wheat, char, and sugar smacks. Good stuff, very quaffable.
Monday, March 21, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Powder Day IPA 3.4
On tap. Notes of bitter citrus rinds, butter, celler dust, and old lady perfume. very aromatic.
Monday, March 21, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Pale Ale 3.5
Pours a hazy orange color with a white bubbly head. Fruit, pine, pith, soured caramel corn. Nice.
Monday, March 21, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Kayaker Cream Ale 3.3
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Notes of berries, creme, honey, and envelope glue. Decent mouthfeel.
Monday, March 21, 2011

ilovedarkbeer
Pagosa Eagle ESB 3.1
Pours a dark reddish color with almost no head. Lots of caramel, some oranges, and a little sweat. Not particularly exciting.
Monday, March 21, 2011

DuffMan
Pagosa Powder Day IPA 3.7
On tap @ Blue Canyon Tavern. Clear orange amber, thin golden head. Nice citrus and light pine aroma and flavour with light toffee malt backbone. Solid.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011