Pagosa Brewing Company Reviews




MadRobin
3
Pagosa Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Stout
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
3.1
Pagosa Honeymoon Lager
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
3.1
Pagosa Alpine Abbey Lambic
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
4
Pagosa Kayaker Cream Ale
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
2.7
Pagosa Dispensary Ale
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
3.4
Pagosa Hopster Stout
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
3
Pagosa Pale Ale
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
3.3
Pagosa Eagle ESB
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
1.8
Pagosa Chili Verde Cerveza
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
3.1
Pagosa Ragin’ Raspberry
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
3.2
Pagosa Wolf Creek Wheat
Draught. This is a nice smooth wheat ale with a smooth dry finish. Good for a summer day.
Thursday, April 09, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

fonefan
2.9
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale

[ 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
3
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale
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
3
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale
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
3.1
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale
No head. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, honey, malt, flowers and hops. Sweet and fruity finish.
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Camons
2.5
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale
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
2.9
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale
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
3.1
Pagosa Honeymoon Ale
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
3.8
Pagosa Grog
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
3.4
Pagosa Poor Richards Ale
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
2.7
Pagosa Alpine Abbey Saison
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
4.4
Pagosa Powder Day IPA
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
3.2
Pagosa R.I.P. Milk Stout
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
3
Pagosa Raftin’ RyePA
(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
4
Pagosa Peachy Peach
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
3.2
Pagosa R.I.P. Milk Stout
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
3.2
Pagosa Old Geezer
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
3.9
Pagosa Powder Day IPA
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
3.6
Pagosa Peachy Peach
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
3.6
Pagosa Poor Richards Ale
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
3.5
Pagosa Eagle ESB
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
3.3
Pagosa Pale Ale
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
3.2
Pagosa Rodeo Rider Red
(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
3.2
Pagosa Powder Day IPA
(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
3.8
Pagosa Pack-It-In Baltic Porter
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
3.3
Pagosa Soakers Stout
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
3.2
Pagosa Poor Richards Ale
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
3.4
Pagosa Big Bad Wolf
On tap. Lots of vinous notes with raisins, and wethers candies. Silky mouthfeel.
Monday, March 21, 2011

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

ilovedarkbeer
3.5
Pagosa Orange Cream Cask Ale
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
3.4
Pagosa Powder Day IPA
On tap. Notes of bitter citrus rinds, butter, celler dust, and old lady perfume. very aromatic.
Monday, March 21, 2011

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

ilovedarkbeer
3.3
Pagosa Kayaker Cream Ale
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
3.1
Pagosa Eagle ESB
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
3.7
Pagosa Powder Day IPA
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