Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +33.1%
This beer pours a clear bright red color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes into a quarter inch cap of firm lacing. The aroma is of oranges, with a bouquet of floral notes, and hints of caramel. The taste has everything from the aroma with the addition of a firm, but not overpowering, bitterness which splashes around the mouth and lingers in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great APA. I really like the hop profile and bitterness, and the solid malt backbone. This beer is everything a APA should be.
01-13-2009 01:18:55 | More by KarlHungus
4.75/5 rDev +33.1%
On tap at Stub and Herb's into a pint glass
I had this beer earlier this year at the Autumn Brew Review. I loved it at the ABR and had to find it again. Tonight I finally made to Stub and Herb's where it is featured on tap.
Appearance: Beautiful clear-orange color with copper tones. NOt much of a head today, but I like to think this is due to the pour and the glass. At the ABR it was much better.
Smell: Quite nice hoppy smell. Hints of citrus and suprising a light malt smell. Almost smells like an IPA w/ the intensity of the hops.
Taste: Crisp, clean and satifying. Nice citrusy flavor with outstanding hoppiness for an APA. It tastes a little like an IPA at first, but the bitterness is toned down to the level of an APA. The malts are light in this one, but detectable. The hops prevail in this brew, but I like the way the malts come through in the end. The brew finishes with a pleasant lasting bitterness, which carries to the next drink. Overall I enjoy the tast of this beer due to its crip, clean citrus taste, with a little lasting bitterness that seems to coerce more drinks.
Mouthfeel: Quite sharp and crisp at first but finishes light and very smooth for a pale ale. Very nice for this style.
Drinkability: This is a beer that I can drink any night and every night. I sincerely hope that Flat Earth releases this brew in 12 oz bottles in six packs and hopefully in 12 packs some day. I could definitely see this as being my "go-to" beer. I also feel good about the fact that is organic, for what it is worth. A definite must try from a remarkable Minnesota brewery.
11-08-2007 03:54:15 | More by brewdoc75
4.72/5 rDev +32.2%
Poured from a bomber. Dark copper color with a thic creamy looking light tan foam, lots of head retention too. The smell is so good, maybe the best APA aroma I've sniffed to date. Citrus style hops, some floral hop notes too, very good. The taste is nearly flawless, all the best hops flavors but not overbearing to the point of being tart. Lots of malty sweetness with light citrus flavors (lemon and orange, no grapefruit). The body is medium-heavy, and drinkability could barely be improved. Strongly recommended.
08-10-2008 23:52:18 | More by TurdFurgison
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.
06-09-2011 01:34:05 | More by MattyG85
4.33/5 rDev +21.3%
Pours a clean copper/ orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange, grapefruity hops, almost like a creamsickle. In the taste, grapefruity/ citrus like hops, and mellow creamsickle flavor. A small bite and mediumm to light mouthfeel, and a dry citrus hop aftertaste. Sweet for a pale, nice hop presence, and I really liked it.
08-21-2008 12:22:22 | More by OWSLEY069
4.3/5 rDev +20.4%
A great pale ale from a great organic brewery I love this pale ale unfornately it is only available in 22 oz bottles these guys can whip up some crazy concoctions but this ones my favorite give it a try and do visit Franco at Flat Earth Brewery one of the nicest Brewers I met in Minnesota that is dedicated to brewing great beers that are full of flavor that keeps,you wanting more and more!
08-27-2012 18:48:04 | More by Viper29223
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!
09-26-2008 11:36:53 | More by beerkittycat
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.
07-10-2011 02:04:10 | More by plfahey
4.22/5 rDev +18.2%
Poured from the bottle a clean amber color with a huge frothy beige head.
Sweet, malty aroma with nice fruit cocktail notes.
Like the aroma - sweet and malty upfront with caramel and fruit cocktail. Finish with a malty flair.
Medium bodied, smooth, and a fairly sharp carbonation.
A terrific APA from Flat Earth. Looks like it's time to make a trade or a road trip to the north.
11-28-2008 23:54:39 | More by Monkeyknife
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.
08-06-2007 00:52:06 | More by edbeered
4.13/5 rDev +15.7%
Looks good from the start. Dark amber/light copper. Bigass rocky head. Nicotine stained off white. Laces comes in full sheets. Awesome fresh scent of hops. Floral, minty and a little citric. The hop aromas carry over to the palate along with some oily resin like characteristics. The caramel maltiness is subdued. The hops play the lead actor. Bitterness lingers nicely. Body is damn near full. Moderately carbonated. Quite enjoyable.
07-22-2008 03:13:47 | More by Bighuge
4.05/5 rDev +13.4%
22 oz bottle picked up at palmers
Pours a rich coppery color with plenty of beige foamy, sudsy head. Builds up quickly so be careful on the pour. Aroma is fresh hops with some citrus and pineapple. Plenty of biscuity and fruity backing as well. Taste starts full in the mouth with malt, and sweet flavors then the hops come in to mellow out the palate a bit. Very creamy mouth feeling as well.
08-16-2008 20:22:17 | More by genog
4.03/5 rDev +12.9%
Thanks to my Santa justn for sending this my way.
Bottle poured into a strait pint glass produced two fingers worth of cream colored head that lasted. The body of the brew was a reddish brown in color.
Good hop aroma comes from the glass with a light malt backbone. The slight bready yeast aroma is a plus as well.
The feel is light and crisp, in your mouth. It also has great carbonation for your tongue. The flavor is well balanced for a pale the way I like mine. I hate people trying to pass of IPA's as pales and this one was a good example of a pale in the flavor department.
An easy to drink pale and I would session this one with no problems. This is a great pale ale, one to be proud of.
12-27-2009 18:39:45 | More by joepais
4.03/5 rDev +12.9%
On tap at Acadia.
Cloudy orange color...did they leave off the filter for this one?...little to no head on this pour.
Aroma:soft citrus from plenty of hops. Lightly tart. Almost right for style, but a bit muted...I want it to leap out at me. Not the case.
Orange rind and lemon peel in the taste. Very bright, but with a smack of bitterness.
(I don't have a lot of info on this one, it's not on the Flat Earth website yet, and word from the distributor is that it's Federally recognized as "organic" and that it's "just tremendous." And further word on hops, malts, alc.%, etc. is left to our imagination and/or guesswork. )
Nice hoppy kick continues on the palate, citric sweet with a slight sour ( a little too sour, mayebe) twist. Medium bodied, plenty of texture, easy-drinking, but not too smooth, just enough tumble and tickle to keep this tongue happy.
Well done, but not quite there yet. That little sour trickle at the end starts to really bug me, and doesn't really help ensure total satisfaction. Almost my favorite Flat Earth brew, except for that. Perhaps later batches may reduce this flaw?
07-19-2007 00:27:44 | More by feloniousmonk
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.
07-20-2009 03:37:20 | More by bsp77
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.
02-27-2011 22:08:17 | More by brewerburgundy
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.
11-12-2008 01:56:51 | More by mikesgroove
4/5 rDev +12%
Not sure how old this is. I've been sitting on it for at about a month.
Poured bomber into 26oz "Old Style" glass I recently found amongst my old college stuff. Filled it perfectly and makes a very attractive looking beer. Very amber for a "pale ale" with reds and browns showing in clear body. Nice over 1 inch head that's ton.
The caramelly toasty malt showed first in aroma then the mild but steady hop showed with citrus but light and not overpowering. Really quite balanced overall.
Balanced in flavor too, for style. Reasonably complex with hop flavors, bitterness and dryness with malt flavors of toast, pale malt and a little sweetness. I like the bitterness as it's not excessive, although some may find it too tame.
Adequate body and pleasingly smooth. Carbonated nicely.
This is a good drinker. Probably not the best APA around, but a drinkable and pleasant beer.
11-19-2010 02:07:19 | More by garymuchow
Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.