Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company
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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.
03-03-2011 02:17:14 | More by mdaschaf
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
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
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
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
12-14-2010 03:41:59 | More by TheDudeBeers
3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
11-21-2010 04:47:01 | More by GeezLynn
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
3.5/5 rDev -2%
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.
11-01-2010 17:07:07 | More by drabmuh
District of Columbia
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
11-01-2010 01:39:20 | More by Huhzubendah
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
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
Appearance: Dark copper color with thin head but good lacing.
Smell: Not much of a powerful smell but hints of light citrus hops are noticeable.
Taste: A mellow amount of hops give it a good bitterness in the end but don't make a strong impression early on. The malty flavors balance well with the hops.
Mouthfeel: A lighter taste but refreshing with a semi-strong maltyness in comparison to the hops, which it may lack.
Drinkability: Due to its light characteristics it can be drank easily and with enjoyment.
06-01-2010 23:27:01 | More by brewdub17
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
3.28/5 rDev -8.1%
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
04-13-2010 20:41:17 | More by gatornation
3.8/5 rDev +6.4%
Golden amber with a thick white head that gradually thins out.
Wet malts on the nose. Very faint light fruits, mainly pineapple. Not much else to the smell.
Taste is slightly bitter and hoppy up front, with malts following. Bitterness carrys out to the finish, accompanied by some peppery notes.
Mouthfeel is very crisp, mediumlight body. slightly dry on the finish.
Very easy to drink. A god session beer.
03-20-2010 23:42:23 | More by Parrotbeak
3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours a burnt amber color with massive amount of foam. I love a good head, don't get me wrong, but this was almost too much of a good thing. Sediment in the haze when held to light, a good sign.
Sweet, breaded malt and hints of some bitter-pine hops.
Breaded brown-sugar malt meets a floral, fruity hop. Decidedly sweet, slightly spicy, and with a decent (but not pronounced) hop bite.
A bit thin in the mouth, but still full enough to enjoy its flavor components.
Score one for the organic brews; this one was pretty good. Unlikely I'll fork out $5.99 for another 22ozer, however....
01-21-2010 14:49:37 | More by Natural510
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
12-29-2009 05:28:48 | More by popery
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
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
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
3.93/5 rDev +10.1%
Great extra bottle received from BDLbrewster in a recent trade. Thanks, Matt!
Pours a dark rusty copper color with a big frothy ivory-colored head on top. Great retention; leaves gorgeous lacing all over the glass. Smells of breads, sweet syrup, sugar and molasses. Hmmm. Different than expected.
The mouth is crisp and firm. Decent. The hops in this one are more of the earthy bitter sort, rather than the big citrus players. This is well-balanced as I'm getting a wallop of malts. There's toffee all over this beer. Finishes very bready and mild.
This was a very good APA, but I can't believe this is organic! Very well-done, nice job, Flat Earth!
09-30-2009 13:53:45 | More by Onenote81
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
3.98/5 rDev +11.5%
Pours a nice kind of, flat amber. Very clear and bubbly, one finger head that looked like the fizz produced when pouring a pepsi. Smells hoppy, lively citrusy orange peel and carbonation galore. The hops mildly dominate the brew, just enough to mask any malty flavor. Super drinkable APA, at a price cheaper than any other bombers in the store. Well worth it.
Would recommend this brew.
04-28-2009 02:18:18 | More by BDLbrewster
3.9/5 rDev +9.2%
A= Pours a dark brownish amber color that is translucent with an enormous 2 inch head that's off white. Lotta bubbles in this one. Great lacing
S= Hops are present and the first thing I notice. There's also a great caramel malt background in the odor.
T= Very smooth and clean tasting. The hops are there and the malt is there as mentioned but not as flavorful as I expected. Like a watery summit almost.
M= High carbonation and overall pretty average.
D= Great. Awesome session beer. Sits perfectly for the Twins game I'm watching. Smooth and not too complex.
04-16-2009 00:54:23 | More by jjanega08
3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
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!
03-21-2009 17:26:39 | More by Gueuzedude
3.53/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
02-20-2009 06:09:16 | More by jasonjlewis
Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.