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Pangaea - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

968 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 48
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 Brenden
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

ghscott, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Madfish85, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Varkias41, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

scxcrunner, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Greasy, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of StaveHooks
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml served in a St Bernardus chalice
Bottled in 2010

A - Clear burnt golden body with a finger of creamy head that banks a nice collar. Speckled lacing.

S - Old fruit bread, peaches, apricots, applesauce, raisins, syrupy sweet malt, candied ginger, mint tea, spicy, oxidized bready character.

T - Odd flavors going on here, peppermint, various unknown spices, like the entire spice rack all mixed in. Belgian yeast, hefty candied malt with some toasted evergreen/herbal hops. The malt is very sweet with tangy over ripened fruit (peaches, pears, apricots) wrapped around a moderate vitamin/mineral character. Oxidized ginger bread comes to mind.

M - Dense and full bodied, low creamy carbonation, viscous feel.

I like the experimentation of this beer but there is alot going on. It's fun to drink but it's A.D.D. in nature and doesn't have much focus. There's no telling what all Sam put i this beer. And it's quite sweet. A fun beer to talk about and review.

StaveHooks, Aug 13, 2013
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Pangaea from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.