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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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3.52/5
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155 Ratings
Angry Planet Organic Pale AleAngry Planet Organic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
flatearthbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by feloniousmonk on 07-19-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,868
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
155
pDev:
15.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of TENichols
1.25/5  rDev -64.5%

Photo of blackearth
1.46/5  rDev -58.5%
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.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.16/5  rDev -38.6%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Skindog22246
2.26/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Look and smell fine, taste wasn't for me. Bitterness and too earthy.

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Photo of oline73
2.29/5  rDev -34.9%
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.

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Photo of GregSVT
2.49/5  rDev -29.3%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of npendres
2.54/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of AleMan66
2.55/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I poured this from a clear teardrop glass. It looks fine and tastes fine, but this beer is way too bitter. The after taste is too bitter too. Not my thing!

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Photo of bamadog
2.59/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Sammy
2.78/5  rDev -21%
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.

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2.92/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesMN
2.95/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No canning date. Confusing marketing since it's called Angry Planet but then goes on to describe how its all-american. Just my two cents, now on to the real review.

Appearance: Really nice deep caramel/brown with some ruby tones. Superb clarity and very thin off-white head that seems to be sticking around.

Aroma: Really not much on the nose, just a bit of sweet/toffee grain.

Taste: Very similar to an Irish red but with more pronounced bitterness. Some bad metallic/copper/soapy off-flavors that coat the palate in the finish and aftertaste make it difficult to taste much else. Some of that may be contributed to cascade, which I've always found a bit soapy tasting. A bit of toffee/toasty malt peaks through but only fleetingly.

Mouthfeel: Between light and medium in body with crisp carbonation and low drinkability due to the harsh flavors.

Final Thoughts: At 6% ABV and 48 IBUs (as stated on the can) I'm thinking they need to check their math on one of those numbers because this is quite the bitter mess. Another nail in the coffin for Flat Earth. Would I drink it again? Unlikely.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Angry Planet Organic Pale Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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