Pangaea | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pangaea from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 981 ratings