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Pangaea - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

966 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 49
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with ingredients from each and every continent, Pangaea is a slightly spicy ale with a mouthful of rich flavors. It's a great food beer.

Our list of worldly ingredients includes: Crystallized ginger from Australia, Water from Antarctica, Basmati rice from Asia, Muscavado sugar from Africa, Quinoa from South America, European yeast, North American maize.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2003)
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Photo of Geegmasta
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in 2011
Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Pours smooth and vibrant orange as fine particulates swirl in the current. Bubbles rise swiftly to create a white head about 0.75’’ thick which recedes back to the body, leaving no lacing. Held up to a light you can see the body evolved into a deep orange color.

Smell- This beer comes on citrusy, malty with a small hint of caramel; a reminder of warmer days. There is a lingering undertone of burnt sugar. The scent is almost invigorating.

Taste- Complex instantly comes to mind. Low carbonation allows for instant taste penetration of citrus and coriander with some other (as of now) unidentifiable spices. It finishes light and grassy and continues to linger on with a certain mild sweetness.

Mouthfeel- A fast carbonation sizzles on the roof of the mouth then disappears without a trace. Smooth and surprisingly light bodied.

Overall- Fantastic. Smells refreshing, tastes refreshing, finishes refreshing. I’m honestly surprised they would retire such a great brew. Definitely has a complex palette but really no negatives – everything blends very well. Great in winter and I imagine it is even more amazing in summer. 7.0% ABV keeps me content and makes the price point right on ($10.99 USD per bottle). Recommend for anyone beer-curious. Will buy more bottles to store for later use.

Geegmasta, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of ryanmcd
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ryanmcd, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Pours a clear golden yellow, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Lots of indistinguishable spicing on the nose, I guess I can identify some ginger? A bit earthy and spicy.

The taste is similar. The ginger dominates. Some fruity Belgian yeast esters, slightly woody. Slightly bitter, can't tell if from hops (don't really notice them much) or the various spices.

Light to medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, not that drinkable due to the heavy ginger.

This is ok if you like ginger, and certainly better than Urkontinent, but is still a little bit of a miss.

GreesyFizeek, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Griffith, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ColForbinBC, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of crowbar540
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

crowbar540, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Agentveba, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of JohnnysBarIsIt
4.25/5  rDev +13%

JohnnysBarIsIt, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of EliotTruelove
5/5  rDev +33%

EliotTruelove, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jaxon53, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

XmnwildX12, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jaydoc, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BillRoth, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Bouder32
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bouder32, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of damienblack
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

damienblack, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Zimm
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Zimm, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of BUNZILLA
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

BUNZILLA, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at the Protest Bottle Share For LA Beer Week held at Red Carpet Wine in Glendale, CA.

Thanks to charlzm for sharing this one.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, herb, spice, and ginger aromas. Taste is much the same with ginger and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that has an interesting concept but is fairly boring in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Skibum211
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Skibum211, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of goodonya
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

goodonya, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter at a DFH dinner. From notes. Reviewed 16 January 2012. Paired with beer-braised rabbit with mustard and Pangaea sauce.

A: Cloudy transparent. Very little head by its arrival. Yellow-amber in color.

S: Quite sweet. Sweet tarts and candied ginger.

T: Lots of stuff going on here -- it's sweetish, lightly spiced, and the flavors are not long-lived. Nutty fruit in the middle and a malty/grainy finish. A little bit of Jolly Rancher.

M: I don't like it. Under-carbonated, un-beerlike, and not very good. Bah.

O: Not my favourite beer, but it's definitely enjoyable and/or drinkable. Not recommended, per se, but worth trying. I will not have again.

AgentMunky, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Sonofalime
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Sonofalime, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I just found these notes and, while I doubt there are plans to, I kind of hope they bring it back.

It's a thick pale to medium yellow. A white head has very good retention, just under one finger tall, and it leaves mostly patchy lacing behind.
Big, sweet malts are in the nose. There's lots of fruit and some soft spices, a sort of metallic thing going on too.It's also earthy and there's a bite from something a little spicier along with the soft spices. It's a little strange when the bubble gum notes comes out, and some solvent on the end.
There's a lot going on here. It's sweet, spicy and hoppy, kitchen spices mixing with ginger for more bite, with a good malt base. There's lots of earthiness to go with the sweetness that comes out. it kind of goes back and forth between sweet and dry.
The feel is a little too thick, holding down the crispness, though it is smooth. Something keeps it from creamy, and it tends toward syrupy.

Brenden, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of ghscott
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

ghscott, Sep 03, 2013
Pangaea from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.