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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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BA SCORE
81
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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
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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Photo of Sammy
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Sammy, Nov 21, 2008
Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

t0rin0, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +12.4%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright burnt orange with crystalline clarity. Multiple fine bubble streams end at the underside of a wonderful looking chunk of golden ecru colored foam. The firm creaminess becomes gently rocky as it melts, leaving extensive lace on the upper reaches of the glass.

Anyone with a functioning nose could have come close to identifying the major ingredients. The malt is lightly toasted (pale, Munich, crystal and wheat) and the hops are citrus fruit, American-style (Cascade). I like it better late than I did early.

The flavor profile tastes like the ingredients list as well. Most American craft breweries offer a straightforward pale ale like Angry Planet OPA because they pay the bills. It isn't hard to imagine that Flat Earth sells as much of this as they can brew... even if it is a little lacking in excitement.

That said, the balance of flavors in beginning to grow on me as the ounces fly by. The malt is nice and toasted, with a hint of earthiness from the Munich. And as the beer warms, the grapefruit pithiness and subtle spruciness of the Cascade is starting to assert itself. An IBU count of 48 sounds about right. Irish ale yeast? Really?

Even though it's a wee bit lighter than I typically like, the mouthfeel firms up a tad with time. An ideal amount of bubbles makes drinking quickly or drinking slowly equally viable options.

Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale is a solid, if unspectacular, APA from one of Minnesota's up and coming breweries. I'm having a pretty good time with the bomber, but probably won't fork out the cash for...

... okay, time to change gears. The hoppiness is really starting to come on strong in the bottom half of the bomber and is practically begging me to increase the flavor score. Consider it done.

BuckeyeNation, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
2.15/5  rDev -39.6%
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.

womencantsail, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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?

feloniousmonk, Jul 19, 2007
Photo of drabmuh
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

drabmuh, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of oline73
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%
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.

oline73, May 17, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is well carbonated as I easily end up with almost four-fingers of pale tan colored froth in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is a red color with copper highlights and shows a brilliantly clear, red stained, bright copper color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite hoppy, with more citrus than anything and is backed / accentuated by a caramelized malt character. Aromas of tangerines, lychee, bergamot and bright citrus oil define the fruity hop aromatics, while a significant, toasty, biscuit-laden note defines much of the malt character in this beer. While this is certainly hop focused, I like how prominent the malt character still is.

A bit fizzy as it first hits my tongue, notes of lemon zest and cracker like malt are quite noticeable though. After releasing some of the excess carbonation that toasty malt character becomes a bit more prominent as does a biting, clean, hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue in the finish along with a peppery carbonic bite. This beer is a bit too dry in the flavor to capture the expressive hop fruitiness that was notable in the aroma, but it still does manage to evoke flavors of orange zest, a touch of lychee and even a touch of kumquat. The finish has a bit of caramelized malt body to it, as well as a nice malt character that adds a bit of complexity. This is quite easy drinking, even for a 6% abv beer.

This is a nice beer, a touch more malt sweetness in the flavor would have accentuated the fruity p character better, but it would have lost the great drinkability. I am glad I got a good bottle of this!

Gueuzedude, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

XmnwildX12, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

imperialking, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Huhzubendah, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

mdaschaf, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of Bighuge
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Bighuge, Jul 22, 2008
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.72/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

TurdFurgison, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

OWSLEY069, Aug 21, 2008
Photo of gford217
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber courtesy of Buebie poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear bubbly amber with a big creamy head that recedes to a healthy cap and leaves good lacing.

Aroma has a light citrus hop presence up front and gives way to some light biscuity malts.

The taste is more of the same with a small hop presence up front that doesn't compete too much with the dominant bready malt backbone. There is some caramel sweetness before a faint bitterness from the hops in the finish.

The mouthfeel is fairly light with lots of carbonation and a little dry in the finish.

Overall, it's an enjoyable and drinkable pale from Flat Earth. There is certainly not a lot of complexity but it drinks nicely.

gford217, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of popery
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid but not exceptional pale ale. This beer poured a bright, clear copper with an enormous head. I'm using my SN Hop Tulip glass and the laser etching is producing a violent stream of bubbles. The aroma is good - dry caramel malt, American hops - but not really exciting. The flavor is fairly dry and there's a bit of an odd funkiness to it. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. I can't see going out of my way to get another bottle, but it's an enjoyable treat for an evening.

popery, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

KarlHungus, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of alexgash
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle with second generation Flat Earth labels. This one says 6% abv, and it does not say anything about being organic.

Pours a deep dark orange-copper with golden edges. Small, but persistent, off-beige/khaki head. Fresh hop nose of marmalade, pine, pineapple, and citrus. Butterscotch and fruit (banana/fruit cocktail) backing.

Taste starts with toasted malts and herbal hop bitterness. Marmalade and piny hops come through. Sugary fruit and butterscotch malt flavors make for nice balance. Nice, measured hop bitterness (more pine, some citrus, and a little pineapple) comes through in the finish. Lingering cookie malt. Moderate body with a rather flat mouthfeel. It would be one thing if this were on cask and creamier, but it ends up feeling thin an unsupported. It's too bad, because this is an otherwise very tasty brew!

alexgash, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of morimech
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

morimech, Feb 06, 2009
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Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.