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India Pagan Ale - Thirsty Pagan Brewing

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India Pagan Ale
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BA SCORE
86
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Pagan Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 01-23-2012)
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Reviews by cdkrenz:
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4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Copper to red body with little carbonation. The head is white with good lacing but rather quick-lived.

S - A bit of grapefruit with a huge pine scent. This beer smells awesome!

T - The citrus and grapefruit really come through in the flavor while the pine is still evident. This is a good tasting IPA with the only holdback is the finish could offer a bit more.

M - The feel of this beer is watery and has no sticky character at all. Considering the rest of the quilities this beverage has to offer I am surprised at how much it lacks in the feel department.

~ This beer is so worth your time. This is a sessionable IPA that I would definitely recommend to anyone.

More User Reviews:
Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of dc55110
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber/bronze coloration, slim, dotted white head.

Aroma: this is the good stuff, right from the get-go. Blasts from pine and citrus. Lovely fragrant floral-ity, intense bitter and bracing, just what I love.

Taste: Just as intense, and then some. Bitterness reigns, with caramel malt and more rising up in prominence after the first hoppy blasts. Great balance, well-porportioned, with hops always in charge and way ahead. Terrific tango of hops and malt, step, step, back, dip, and, hey go and spin this time.

This reminds me more than a little of one of my all-time favorites, Town Hall's Masala Mama IPA. High praise, from me. Tasty as can be, and a fine drinker, too.

India Pagan Ale from Thirsty Pagan Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.