Pagan Pale Ale - Carson's Brewery

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Pagan Pale AlePagan Pale Ale

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 29
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Carson's Brewery visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 10-21-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 29
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Photo of secondtooth
3.81/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber, with a sizeable head of off-white suds. Lovely lace, too.

Nose is a well-balanced mix of caramel malts and fresh floral and citrus hops.

Taste leans more towards the hoppy side of things, which is perfectly fine by me. There's the requisite citrus and a slight bitterness, which all sits well amidst a bed of fine malts underneath. The key word here is balance, and Pagan does it well. Could drink these all day. (436 characters)

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3.4/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. My first beer from Carson's Brewery, out of Evansville, Indiana. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a crisp golden / burnt sienna orange body. One finger of thick creamy off-white head. Lots of good sticky strands of lacing. Looks excellent.

S - The aroma is big of caramel malt. Pale malt. Crystal malt. A crisp, sweetened aroma, with a subtle herbal hopping.

T - Taste follows the nose: lots of crisp, sweetened, pale bready malts. Some herbal hopping, not overly bitter. A bit grainy on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Bready & sweet, with a lightly bitter finish.

Overall, very delicious and drinkable. Everything I look for in a pale ale. Definitely interested to try more from this brewery.

Carson's Brewery Pagan Pale Ale -----4/5. (910 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TMoney2591
2.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Apparently "pagan" just means "Viking-lookin' dude"... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light white bread, musty greens, mild resin, and a touch of dusty citrus peel. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some brown grass for the sake of it. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this pale ale did not do it for me at all. The hops are musty and overly bitter, the malts are barely able to express themselves, and the resulting combination is one that is just anathema to my taste buds. (659 characters)

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3.34/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in a mix six from my favorite local bottle shop on the weekend they became available. Since the brewery is in the same town that is probably pretty fresh. I thought it was a really solid pale ale at a pretty decent price. It smelled nice. Tasted good. Went down easy. When the glass was empty I wish I had bought another. Also, label art was really slick. Of the three Carson beers I have tried it was my favorite. I will definitely be picking it up again. My only complaint is that my bottle was a little short filled compared to the other two (554 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev n/a

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3.43/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ka4life
3.44/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer. Nothing superior but above the average pale ale. I would compare it to the all day ipa. The beer didnt have a very distinct smell. No beer ive smelled comes near that of zombie dust. Havent tried this beer on tap but ill definitely be trying looking out for it since i live in Evansville (305 characters)

Photo of EErler
3.52/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from Binny's (mix 6) poured into 2 tasting glasses
A - rusty golden color, 2 fingers of fluffy cloud like foam that took a while to slink down and stuck to the side of the glass
S - floral and citrusy hops shine through in this nose, slightly sweet
T - sweet and peppery! lemon citrus really comes through for me
M- lingering on the palette, minimal pepper
O- wasn't thinking I would like it based on the hoppy nose, very clean and citrusy taste was the redeeming quality for me (492 characters)

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Pagan Pale Ale from Carson's Brewery
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