I recently did a sampling of Lilja’s Hop Nest Monster from Pangaea Beers. As always one of those beers I love to find, something new to my area. The fun part… Pangaea hails to us from Wisconsin of all places. Wisconsin has such a rich brewing history, its great to see new stuff coming out of there.
First off, I really like the brewery’s website. The personality of their site really reflects the personality of the beer. They describe the beer as a primordial extra pale IPA. The first thing you notice in the flavor is the pungent resiny hops. Shortly after your taste buds become accustomed to this assault a bit more of the floral hops come through.
Overall, it isn’t a bad beer. But at the same time, to me, it wasn’t really a spectacular beer either. The hops are decent if that is all you seek in a beer. For my tastes though there wasn’t quite enough complexity for me to keep interest for more than one beer.