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Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company

Angry Planet Organic Pale AleAngry Planet Organic Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%


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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blackearth

Minnesota

1.4/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 02:31:04 | More by blackearth
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womencantsail

California

2.15/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: The beer pours a pretty dark amber, almost copper, color with a khaki colored head.

S: Lots of caramel on the nose with plenty of toffee to go along with it. A bit of bread and a shocking amount of alcohol for a 6% beer. At least there are some floral and earthy hops to try to save the beer.

T: Quite bitter with a bit of tea and cough syrup flavors which just don't make any sense and are not any good. Again, an emphasis on the malt as the flavor is heavy on the bread and toffee. A bit of grass and straw to it and maybe a touch of citrus peel.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.

D: Not sure if this bottle was just old or what, because this beer was not good.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 02:08:16 | More by womencantsail
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oline73

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a half finger of fluffy off white head that sticks around pretty well.

Smell: The smell is really mild with some malt and mild fruit notes. Not a whole lot going on here.

Taste: As with the smell, this is a really mild beer. Some malt and a mild hop bitterness. There are some citrus notes as well. The fruity notes seem a bit out of place.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with rather large bubbles and a slick finish.

Overall: This isn't a very good beer. It looked fine, but nothing else about it was very appealing. I wouldn't have another.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 01:10:27 | More by oline73
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GregSVT

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear amber with a white head that fades to a ring and leaves a small bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is slightly hoppy with a bready malty aroma as the backbone.

T: The taste is bready with a sweetness from the malt and a tiny hop bitterness on the finish.

M: The feel is crip with moderate carbonation.

D: Not the worst PA I've ever had but nothing special.

With a description that says something along the lines of the malt profile being held back to let the hops shine I'd expect this to be more hoppy. On the contrary there's very little hops in this thing. I may actually drain pour the rest of this to enjoy something else.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 04:11:29 | More by GregSVT
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bamadog

Kentucky

2.6/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I received this in a trade about a month or so ago and figured this better get drank. The review is from notes taken on 6/25/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a solid coppery color and starts with a one finger off-white head that fades to a full, but thin, cap; the body is clear and shows fast and strong carbonation bubbling throughout; only a couple of spots of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Starts to fall apart a bit here -- the smell is quite light, yet strangely tart and fruity -- nothing else beyond that... No malts, no hops...

Taste: Again, like the nose, fairly light; and strangely the tart and acidic apple and cherry like flavors are the most present; no real hop presence and no malt presence at all... just that fruitiness which isn't necessarily altogether bad, but it really doesn't come close to what I would expect in this style.

Mouthfeel: Body is pretty light and crisp and the carbonation is really quite strong; the slight tartness is a tad puckering, but kind of nice; it's actually an alright beer, just not remotely close to the style.

Drinkability: I give it a 3 overall for drinkability because it's not really unpleasant, just way off when it comes to style and where it should be hitting, it misses. I'm all about not labeling beers and everything I like it when breweries experiment, but don't sell it to me packaged like this.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 16:45:28 | More by bamadog
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2008 04:05:53 | More by Sammy
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Old Chicago.

Appearance: Light orange and a bit hazy topped by white foam.

Smell: Hop is noticeable initially but fades to a bready malt scent.

Taste: More sweet malt than hop bite initially. Bitterness does show up, but I was expecting a bit more hop based on the labeling of 'Angry'. After the bready malt sweetness fades a bit there is trace of resinous hop that lingers on the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium. Carbonation is decent.

Drinkability: Mildly hopped and slightly more bitter than sweet, this one really doesn't distinguish itself, other than being 'organic'.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 20:44:24 | More by JackieTH
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katan

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a light brown color. Very clear, filtered, Just about zero head formation, in fact it was hard to coax much carbonation out of it at all. Looks a bit flat.

S - An unusual malty note here, perhaps just a bit of nutty and roasted malt notes. I have to admit detecting an off note, almost sour, acidic.

T - Starts off with a light sweet malty note of 2 row, and nutty caramel. Some phenolic notes appear mid-stream, quickly overwhelmed by the american hopping. Finishes with a caramel malt note balanced by a strong american hop note - the more grassy type.

M - This beer is flat. Even when I opened it, it reminded me of one of my undercarbonated homebrews. Due to that, it comes off a bit creamy. No idea if the brewer intended this, but I certainly would appreciate more bubbly body here.

D - ABV is in line. Not filling - but then a flat beer probably shouldn't be. Flavors are not overwhelming. If this beer flowed better, I would be happy to put this beer in a session.

For my first pass into Flat Earth, I have to say I am highly disappointed. Did I just get a bad one? My recollection is that they don't always have the best QC.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 04:18:19 | More by katan
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drop6301

Minnesota

3.09/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear red-copper color with a finger amount of head that holds very nicely. The lacing is also very good at sticking and holding to the glass.

Aroma: I picked up some orange-grapefruit from the American hops, but with some kind of funk-tang I can't identify.

Taste: Grapefruit comes through on the taste with some of that funk. A slight breadiness was easier to pickup when warmed up more. Hint of toffee like carmel. The bitterness is harsh on the tongue, distracts me from the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and light body. Again the bitter harshness does something that seems to affect the feel.

Overall: The harsh bitterness was unfavorable and the hop aroma was less than expected. The malt character was difficult to pickup until warmer. For the style it seems a little off with a few things.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 23:40:25 | More by drop6301
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours out of the 22oz. bottle a dark amber/garnet colour with a very thin head. some bubles of lace. not very good retention. baked bread aroma, some burnt sugar and citrus round out the nose. sugary malt driven flavour with a good dose of cascade hops to compliment but not overpower. some hints of spice and earth most likely from the wheat used. back end bitterness provides just enough grit to balance things out. medium bodied, light and easy mouthfeel. uninspired drinkability.

approachable and quenching for an APA. a bit boring for me but i suppose this would be a nice pint to pair with some bar food or pub grub. otherwise quite average in most regards.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 22:52:15 | More by budgood1
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber into mason jar

Look is clear amber-orange with a nonexistent head. Smell is warm malt, apples, oranges, grassy hops. Taste is malty/bready and wooden, yet bitter with slightly spicy hops. Good balance between the hop and malt, meaning they play well off each other.

Not a fan of this one. Neither the malt nor the hops were especially tasty(too fruity/estery, and too medicinally bitter and earthy). Still, I can see how this may appeal to some.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 22:45:59 | More by jimmah120
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle into pint glass

A. Golden Orange with Amber hue, good head and retention along with some nice lacing. Looks clear but if you look closely has small particles of sediment dancing around within.

S. Bready malts, mild caramel and spicy fruits esters, more of a coriander like aroma with faint citrus

T. Picking up a initial bready and yeasty malt profile up front and a finish much like that of cardamom, can not detect any citrus in the hop profile, but has a mild pine undertone, more like the flavor of spruce tips though.

M. Dry, medium carbonation, alcohol comes through more then it should here.

O. This is an Ok APA. I prefer mine far hoppier. This kinda tastes more like a blend of an Oktoberfest, a heffe, and a IPA then an APA.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 05:36:09 | More by Centennial
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 23:19:51 | More by ChopperSmith
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice amber/orange color with a minamal head and small white ring..initial smells are pine and citrus with bread and malt..the taste is a bitter hop hit first with an overipe citrus rind taste there are some malts in the background but not enough to balancce this pale ale out..i guess i can drink this one i will look for it on tap in the twin cities to see if its smoother..love pale ales but this one was a little to mettalic for my beer buds..i will say give it a try and u be the judge

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 20:41:17 | More by gatornation
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MinnesotaRIS

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 22 oz. bottle. Apprearance is dark golden and not wholly pale. White, tall head that goes down at an average rate leaving some lacing. Clear.

Smells of American hops. Citrus is low, piney and low floral. Malt is subdued. 0 diacetyl or off-aromas.

Taste is again predominantly of American hops with a high level of bitterness. As an APA goes, the balance is to the hops but this seems a touch strong. Aftertaste lingers of bitterness with a hint if sweetness. Some grain character.

M is full with hop resins. Not as drinkable as I would have liked. Decent body. Next time I will try this a bit colder but it is fairly standard for an APA.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 02:30:35 | More by MinnesotaRIS
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argock

Virginia

3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass mug. No clear freshness date. Purchased by my brother Greg at a Minneapolis-area bottle shop. Reviewed from notes.

A: Dark copper-red with 1-2 fingers of pretty rocky, off-white head with good retention and ample lacing.

S: Decent aroma with grapefruit and honeysuckle combining with some lemon and floral notes. The maltiness doesn't have a lot of character in the aroma. There is a "homebrew" tanginess to the aroma.

T: The tanginess follows through to the flavor as well. The beer is not well enough attenuated and leaves too many sweet malt sugars which give this beer a tangy, light lemonade flavor with much more bitterness. I think this beer would be a lot better with less bitterness, namely less early- and mid-boil hop additions and more late-boil hop additions to increase the hop flavor without the big bitterness. There is also a midl vegetal flavor that would also improve with less early hopping. THe maltiness is mildly crackery but is not interesting enough to carry the big bitterness.

M: Average carbonation with medium-light medium body and not enough dryness.

O: Not a good or great example of the style, merely middle of the road. Has some attenuation problems and drinks like an average homebrew not a refined craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 03:08:12 | More by argock
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BMoney575

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled on 7-25-08

Pours a crystal clear red/orange, with a bubbly, short lasting white head and rings of white lacing.

Smell is sweet, fruity hops. A little earthy and a little soapy. Just a tiny bit of maltiness pokes through.

Taste is light earthy malt, followed by a big helping of earthy hop flavor. The hops add more sweetness than bitterness. The finish is a bit watery ad bland.

Mouthfeel is good, carbonation and thickness are just right.

Drinkability is decent, the finish and aftertaste are disappointing.

Overall, a good pale ale, but could have been better with a more bitter hop character.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 22:50:42 | More by BMoney575
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morimech

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 22:56:22 | More by morimech
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice copper color with a full, off-white head that settles into a thin bubbly film.

Smell is very malt-forward. There is a touch of citrus there, but mostly pale and caramel malt. Pretty underwhelming.

Flavor lines up pretty close to the aroma. Very light on the hops and while it's evident that the brewers aren't shooting for a west coast IPA, this could stand a little more bitterness. Light citrus fades quickly leaving a nice malt combination that gives a mild bready finish.

Mouthfeel is a strength with a light-medium body and crisp, lively carbonation.

Overall, this was solid, if unspectacular. Nothing really stood out other than the relative lack of hops. Not bad, but very mild for an APA, bordering on bland.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 04:47:01 | More by GeezLynn
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from a bottle into a Dogfish head signature glass. Beer is clear and copper in color with moderate to low carbonation and a thin head of small bubbles that leaves a little lacing on the glass.

Pretty malty in the aroma with some pine hops.

Beer is lead off sweet with a big malt backbone and moderate bitterness and minimal hop flavors in the midpalate. Eh, its just an OK pale ale, not super interested in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 17:07:07 | More by drabmuh
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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a good head with good retention nice orange color.

There is chinook cattiness in this beer. It's not overly bad, but I do not like it. There is some caramel malt sweetness underneath and some undertones of citrus. The cattiness of chinook just ruins the beer for me. I know that it's not overbearing, but I don't care for it.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 06:09:16 | More by jasonjlewis
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

A: Clear copper hue with a minimal head that leaves little lacing.

S: Subtle pine and hops with a malt backbone.

T: OK tasting, with a balance of hops and malt. I would prefer a higher ratio of hops to malt, but that's just my two cents.

M: OK feel, medium body, adequate carbonation. This beer drinks as if it has higher alcohol content.

D: An alright beer, but nothing noteworthy of which to speak.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 01:39:20 | More by Huhzubendah
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 02:17:14 | More by mdaschaf
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Larrytown

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Angry Planet comes in a golden-amber pour with a huge head that doesn't seem to be going away. Lots of lacing. Pretty impressive. The smell has some fruitiness to it, but not much else.

I've heard that this is organic, but don't see any evidence on the bottle. I'm not sure if that's the issue, but I don't feel like the hops are coming through quite enough for an APA. It's still got a nice taste with a solid malt backbone, but we need a bit more kick out of the hops. The mouthfeel is pretty solid: substantial but not overly complex.

The taste is actually fairly pleasant here, but a bit more of an APA-style balance between hops and malt would turn this from an above-average beer into a fantastic one.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 00:23:58 | More by Larrytown
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TheDudeBeers

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber to an Imperial Pint

A - Dark Golden Amber with about 3 fingers of head. Great looking Ale

S - The smell is pretty faint of hops, malt, and fruit. Not overly fragrant for sure.

T - Very hoppy up front with a fruity finish and lingering fruity aftertaste. Some malt and grain present.
M - Thin, sharp, and crisp. Typical of a Pale, but this one is very carbonated.

D - Pretty drinkable, knocking back 22 oz. is no problem. A lot going on for a Pale Ale which could be good or bad depending on your preference. I personally like it.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 03:41:59 | More by TheDudeBeers
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Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.