Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company
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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.
12-17-2009 02:31:04 | More by blackearth
2.15/5 rDev -39.8%
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.
02-14-2011 02:08:16 | More by womencantsail
2.25/5 rDev -37%
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.
05-17-2012 01:10:27 | More by oline73
2.5/5 rDev -30%
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.
04-19-2010 04:11:29 | More by GregSVT
2.6/5 rDev -27.2%
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.
06-26-2010 16:45:28 | More by bamadog
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.
11-21-2008 04:05:53 | More by Sammy
3.03/5 rDev -15.1%
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'.
01-22-2012 20:44:24 | More by JackieTH
3.08/5 rDev -13.7%
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.
12-11-2009 04:18:19 | More by katan
3.09/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
11-19-2013 23:40:25 | More by drop6301
3.1/5 rDev -13.2%
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.
02-18-2011 22:52:15 | More by budgood1
3.13/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
05-24-2012 22:45:59 | More by jimmah120
3.18/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
11-23-2011 05:36:09 | More by Centennial
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.
05-27-2011 23:19:51 | More by ChopperSmith
Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.