India Pagan Ale | Thirsty Pagan Brewing

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85
very good
20 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Pagan Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
thirstypaganbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cdkrenz on 01-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
20
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.3%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by feloniousmonk:
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this golden colored naturally carbonated Ale on tap. It is a hoppy aged ale with a little malty sweetness and biscuit. Very easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of dc55110
3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
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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Photo of Cooper
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of BigAl18
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeardedAllen
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jarrgal
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jcjerabek
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopazoid
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of cdkrenz
4.34/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of Josh012012
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Better than I was expecting. . Nicely balanced. . Really easy drinking. . And a pretty good dose of hops.. with a nice honey flavord malt..

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Photo of mothman
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vukusich
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dheldman
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

India Pagan Ale from Thirsty Pagan Brewing
3.98 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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