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Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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Angry Planet Organic Pale AleAngry Planet Organic Pale Ale

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81
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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 07-19-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
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1.4/5  rDev -60.8%

Purchased from Blue Max Liquors in Burnsville, MN. Pours a dark copper body with no head. I mean none. I could tell something was wrong before I finished pouring. Aroma is faint grassy hops, really almost zero aroma. Tastes thin, watery, with no carbonation and a sour apple aftertaste. I'm not sure what went wrong here, but I'd bet this is not what the brewer intended this beer to be. However, a big part of brewing beer is having consistent quality. Unfortunately, I'm sorry to say that Flat Earth fails this time.

blackearth, Dec 17, 2009
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4/5  rDev +12%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Slightly dark golden-amber with thin head and light lacing.

Smell: Strong citrus smell from the Cascade hops. Sweet counterbalance from the grainy, toasted malts.

Taste: Very prominent citrus hops, plus the hops are very flavorful, highlighted by a slightly grainy, toasted fruitiness. Somewhat bitter finish.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, pretty dry finish.

Drinkability: Nice APA, with the malts just as good as the hops. Not saying this is a malt heavy APA (it's not, and those usually aren't my favorites), just that it has a great balance.

bsp77, Jul 20, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +18.2%

Poured from a cask at a special event. Appearance is cloudy amber-orange. Smooth but thin head with loads of lacing. Aroma is packed full of citrusy hops and malt, a lot for an ordinary American Pale. Flavors are a nice mix of citrus hops and simple but full-flavored malt. Because this brew is on cask the mouthfeel is super silky smooth with lower but more refined carbonation. The finish is slightly sweet but is balanced perfectly by the hop bitterness. There's not a lot of complexity but the balance between the hops and malt are spot on. I had more than just one pint to savor ever sip. A really enjoyable beer on cask!

beerkittycat, Sep 26, 2008
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4.35/5  rDev +21.8%

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Rich golden orange with lots of bubbles. A mild pour gives a huge four finger head that has good retention and lacing.

Smell: A solid aroma of citrus and floral hops with hints of orange, pineapple, and pine with a good amount of bready caramel malts. Smells pretty balanced.

Taste: A light sweetness from the citrus hops is backed by a mild piney bitterness. This is followed by a good amount of bready, toasted caramel malts. Good balance throughout as the taste is not very bitter or sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a carbonation on the higher side. Creamy and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid and tasty version of an American Pale Ale. Easy drinking and flavorful.

MattyG85, Jun 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

sgttibbs, Nov 16, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

Review from notes 2/6/11

A: Perfectly clear copper/dark amber color. A foamy two finger head formed and dissipated slowly. Bits of lacing left down the glass.

S: Light citrus aroma, some orange and a little bit of grapefruit. Heavier on the malt, bread and some caramel.

T: Again, some light citrus and a little bit of pine. There is a nice pale wheat flavor. The malts come through as biscuit and some toasted bread.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, its pretty good. I wish the hoppiness was kicked up a little. Easy drinking though.

mdaschaf, Mar 03, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%

Poured from a 22 oz. brown bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Clear deep golden color. One finger off-white foam head that receded quickly and left a little lacing.

Smell: Subtle citrus and pine hops with a hint of sweet malts beneath.

Taste: Citrus and a little bit of pine hops up front, with sweet malts mellowing out the finish. A decent American Pale Ale, not the best out there, but far from the worst.

Mouth Feel: Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Drinkability: Nothing really stands out with this APA, I wish it had a little more hops or something to lift it a notch above, but it's very drinkable and slightly above average.

ChopperSmith, May 27, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

On-tap at Barley John's. Was presented as an IPA,good IBU and lots of caramel and marmelade, we know now it is a pale. Wierd funkly. Yellow with a little white head and spider lace. Drying. Average mouthfeel at best and an average beer. I could drink it once but not too tasty.

Sammy, Nov 21, 2008
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4/5  rDev +12%

22oz bottle, New Belgium globe, and no freshness date. Thank you for the extra, Craig!

It is a fine looking beer. The color is glowing orange amber and the head is a big tower of a thing. It's color is the standard off-white and the retention is solid. Everything is as it should be in an APA.

The aroma of Cascades is undeniable; floral, grassy, lemon and orange citrus, and slightly soapy. The Irish Ale yeast strain the bottle says they used is pretty apparent as well. This could pass as an American interpretation of the Irish Red style. There is caramel and nutty malt.

Flavors are right in line with what I smell. Caramel and Munich malt with soapy, floral Cascade. A little salinity or just savory sneaks in. I like the malt bill even though it wanders between APA, Amber, Oktoberfest, and Irish Red Ale territory.

Some how I served this a little too warm for the style. It's full bodied for a pale, with moderate-low carbonation. Creamy.

This is a very pleasant pale ale with those classic Cascades, though the emphasis keeps coming back to nice malt bill.

brewerburgundy, Feb 27, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%

On-tap at the new Acadia Cafe. Had a pint at their grand reopening. This is a pretty nice APA, but I don't agree with the previous reviews. I found the beer to follow the style quite nicely with a bouquet of citrus hops matched by biscuit-flavored malt, but it wasn't anything radically different or truly outstanding. I just didn't get an amazing depth of flavor. Still very tasty, I just want to make that distinction. The balance here is spot on and commendable, and this is something I'd recommend to anyone who likes Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Another tasty beer from St. Paul, thanks Flat Earth.

tempest, Mar 29, 2008
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4.22/5  rDev +18.2%

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Amber in color with brilliant clarity. Moderate beige head had tiny bobbles and decent retention.

Aroma-Tropical fruits, orange, and light citrus/grapefruit hops with big caramel malt and some fruity esters (strawberries, cherries, and apples). Fair amount of yeast-derived character for an APA, but it smells pretty darn good.

Flavor-Tons of caramel malt, with a hint of breadiness as well. Flavors take quite some time to play out on the palate-first malt and berry fruitiness, but then piney, orangey citrusy hop flavors begin to grow on the palate. Slowly, hop bitterness builds, leaving an overall woody hop flavor with a touch of caramel. Tastes awesome.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate carbonation. Leaves slight coating of numbing bitterness on the tongue.

An awesome interpretation of the APA from Flat Earth. While not as hoppy as most, and certainly with a lot more fruity esters, but its delicious nonetheless. Love it.

plfahey, Jul 10, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +11.5%

Big thanks goes out to MBrausen for sending me this one just so I could tick it! Shared this one with my doppelganger after dropping my Audi (RIP) off at the shop. Served from bottle into a Bell's stemmed tulip. Poured a deep red-orange with a minimal white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, citrus, floral, caramel, and subtle caramel hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, caramel hop, floral hops, and subtle citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The flavor profile on this one was quite well balanced and blended well together. However, it really left me wanting more from each sip. For the style, this was a pretty solid brew, but not life changing though. Worth trying if you have the opportunity without a doubt.

thagr81us, Dec 19, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%

Pours a clear golden color with a large white head that slowly settles to a thin cap. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is very subdued. Just a hint of citrus and biscuit malt. The flavor is high on bitterness but low on hop flavor. Has a biscuit malt base. I like Cascade hops and APAs in general, but this was disapointing. The flavor of the hops just did not come through and I did not like the malt bill. Carbonation was good, bordering on abundant and overdone. The body was on par for good APAs. The drinkability is down because of the bitterness (on the high side of APAs at 48 IBUs) and my dislike for the overall flavor. Sitting at 6% ABV as well.

morimech, Feb 06, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

deanis30, Mar 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

mkf629, Nov 16, 2013
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jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +15.7%

Served on tap, this pours a clear coppery amber color with no head to speak of. The smell is lightly of a citrussy fruitiness.This in no way prepares one for the intense mix of flavors in this ale. There is a bready maltiness along with a brown sugary sweetness, which is pleasantly overlaid by a citrussy hoppiness. Rather than blend seamlessly together, the flavors are all distinctly and intensely present. The mouthfeel is rich and full. Because of the intensity of the flavors, this is a sippin' brew, but a very original and tasty one.

edbeered, Aug 06, 2007
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4/5  rDev +12%

A wonderful extra that was sent to me recently. This is my second chance at trying something from Flat Earth, and just like the first I was very anxious to do so. Served cold, I poured this one into a pint glass. Consumed on 11/03/2008.

The pour was very nice with a copper colored amber coming out of the bottle straight away. Nice clarity on this one revealed some good carbonation peaking up through from the bottom of the glass and left an all around nice head of about an inch and a half across the top that faded down into a smooth, and consistent side glass coating.

The aroma was very nicely balanced. Light bready malts that seamlessly interacted with an earthy, and very fresh hop smell. Very light and crisp, this definitely was giving the impression of a very solid pale ale. More of the same was to follow along on the taste. Crisp and clean, this was a very solid effort. Nice balance here as the light, biscuit like flavor rolled across the tongue. Some touches of a light, grass like hops were to be found but nothing more then to balance and dry the palate. Nice texture, with a light to medium consistency that went down like water, but at the same time offering enough of a body to keep it interesting.

Overall a very solid pale ale here. Something I would definitely consider drinking on a regular basis if it were located a bit closer to me.

mikesgroove, Nov 12, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

bigbeers84, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 18, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Hopsiam14, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
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Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.