Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dogfish Head - Pangea

7% ABV


"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

Pangaea comes in 750ml bottles."

The Pour

Pours a nice tangerine orange / yellow. Two and a half fingers of fluffy white head crown the beer. Plenty of effervescence streaming from the glass.

Aroma

Wonderful hints of ginger and spice. Some bready sweetness. Not a pungent beer, more floral and pleasantly fragrant.

Taste

The ginger and spice come through nicely. Hints of nutmeg, coriander and cloves fill out the complex nose. Some dried citrus peel also present. While there is some sweetness, it is more of an earth, honey type flavour. Not overly sweet. This is definitely a celebrational ale.

Overall Impression

Another solid beer from this very popular brewery. Sam's idea of "bringing the world together" with a unique concept of having ingredients from all seven continents is successful in its execution. This would be a wonderful beer to enjoy with a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Not too heavy, complex in flavours and in that wonderful Dogfish Head 750mL bottle. It makes enjoying this an occasion. Solid beer, solid B+ to A-.

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