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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Thirsty Pagan’s version of a West Coast style IPA, it has a light body with a tropical fruit like finish!

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3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate citrus and resin hops and medium grainy malt. Flavor is moderate citrus and resin hops and bitterness with medium grainy malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
Atom (2482) - 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.

3.4
Nero55 (937) - 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.

3.6
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.

2.8
crossovert (13078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Just doesn’t do it for me. Odd smoke characteristic, some dms, not awful and going in the right direction but not there yet.

3.4
nuplastikk (6311) - 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.

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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 couldn’t 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!

3.9
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

3.5
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 I’d 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. It’s not a great IPA, but it is good. I’ve only been to the Thirsty Pagan a handful of times, but this one has tasted different each time I’ve had it. I think they have quite a bit of batch variation.

3.9
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 haven’t had an IPA that had this much tropical fruit character. Once again, this was a great beer, and I’m glad I grabbed a growler of this so I can drink some more.


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