Pale Ale
New Planet Beer Company

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New Planet Beer Company
Colorado, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,220
Ranked #30,199
2.13 | pDev: 38.03%
Feb 14, 2023
Dec 07, 2013
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Rated: 1.69 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 14, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jan 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Eapressocycle from Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +54%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
In a bind taste test I wouldn't guess this was a gluten free beer. In fact my guess would be Coors Banquet with just a touch more hops. Like Banquet it's corn forward and slightly cloying but overall inoffensive.
Sep 28, 2022
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Reviewed by JamieDuncan from Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +82.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Gluten Free Pales and IPAs are a struggle. These are not easy brews to make. This is one of the best I have had as it would be an pretty good beer if you did not know it was gluten free. Overall I believe they did a very good job on this brew.
Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 2.88 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 2.5 by wilfonzo from Florida

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 2.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

2.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
Crystal clear color of light gold. Brief one-finger head. Absolutely zero lacing on the glass.

The smell is dry malt with a caramel touch. There's a bit of cardboard to the nose as well.

High carbonation level with not enough body to balance it. Despite this, this beer is too sweet, cloy even. There are overtones of apricot and caramel, but it isn't appealing--too dessert like. The hop is nearly nonexistent which is unfortunate since this beer needs balance. Think double bock without the body or rich malt presence. A clear miss.
Mar 14, 2021
Rated: 2.49 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by WettNutz from Indiana

1/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
If a 0 was possible, I would have given it such. This is easily one of the worst beers I have ever tasted. I had to actually pour it down the sink, and I think it worked better as a drain cleaner than a beer. Don't waste your money.
Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 1.06 by allentownpaguy from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2016
Rated: 2.95 by StephOparka from Colorado

May 16, 2016
Rated: 1.3 by redfish2942 from South Carolina

Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 1.47 by butlerr from Oklahoma

Feb 24, 2016
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Rated by Noatak from District of Columbia

1.24/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Awful. Tastes like plastic. Oh my god was this bad. Like pour it out bad. I can't even cook with this stuff. Avoid at all costs.
Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 1 by nathanmiller from New York

Aug 03, 2015
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Rated by -ronin- from Florida

2.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
It looks nice, but not a solid GF option.
May 21, 2015
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Rated by thehardwoodsessions from Maryland

1.51/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2
No thanks. Really strange. I need more words but I can't
Feb 24, 2015
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Rated by craeh7

2.69/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Very carbonated. Nice GF substitute. But there are much better options if you are not gluten intolerant.
Feb 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Wer34truh from Minnesota

1.4/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
At least it looks nice...Taste is awful, among the worst beers I've tasted. Definitely the worst beer I've had considering the price-point. I don't know if I should be sad of the fact that I paid $8 for four of them, or if I should be happy that I only have three left.
Jan 16, 2015
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Rated by Boone757 from Virginia

1.58/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Was hoping for better here, since is a gluten free beer. But just found it really undrinkable.
Dec 24, 2014
Rated: 4 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2014
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

2.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1
Bottle label data: none.

A thick, rocky, white head sits atop a golden body while fine carbonation bubbles furiously rise to the top. An interesting aroma of pine, peppermint, and grass; pepper. Powerful, pungent taste like plastic and sour citrus; very bitter. Medium bodied; juicy and slick feel.

My god! How can a beer that looks, smells, and feels so decent have such an off-putting flavor? The flavor is nothing like a pale ale and instead presents an amped version of a bad mix of grapefruit and lime juice. Out of whack (taste-wise) and extremely forgettable unless you just want to look at it...
Nov 15, 2014
Rated: 1 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Oct 18, 2014
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

2/5  rDev -6.1%
Gluten-free beer....totally pointless. But I picked up a bottle anyway.

Poured into a handy teku glass, a darker amber color, with a thin bubbly white head that held as a small ringlet. Nose was mostly subdued, hints of herbal hops and sugary sweetness. In the taste, up front, there was a light flavor of herbal hops, like dried leaves, with a big wave of candy-like sweetness coming in soon after, and lingering into the aftertaste. Tasted more like beer-flavored seltzer. Mouthfeel was thin, body was light-medium.

Gluten sensitivity has pretty much been proven a myth except for the small amount of people with that disease/disorder, so there's really only a small number of people who would actually need a gluten-free beer. Hopefully there's one out there somewhere that tastes good to help out those people that actually want to enjoy the craft beer scene.
Sep 23, 2014
Rated: 2.38 by SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 1.75 by Mlawrence from Georgia

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 1 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Aug 25, 2014
Rated: 1.8 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 1 by BlackBeerDown from Arkansas

Aug 09, 2014
Rated: 2 by RabbiX from North Carolina

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 1.5 by dougieboy from California

Aug 04, 2014
Rated: 1 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2014
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
I had purchased this a while back, thinking that perhaps an article on gluten-free beers might be in the offing. When I could not find a taker, the beers got shunted to the side. I had a colleague who has issues with gluten and she was always curious about beers that were gluten-free. I usually eschew them since I am not gluten-intolerant and prefer to leave them for people who are. In the interim, I am purging my massive backlog of bottles this summer and lo and behold! this one popped up. They will now be part of The Great Bottle Purge of the Summer of 2014.

From the bottle: "Ale made from sorghum and brown rice extract"; "new Palnet Beer chooses to support organizations that help our planet."

I am being driven nuts by these gluten-free beers! I realize that I am not their intended audience since I do not have Celiac, but they just make me feel like drinking a beer after I drink one. My easy-going pour still created a LOT of foam, so I sat back to let it do its thing. It burped, fizzled, off-gassed and generally acted like a baby, except that I have encountered better-behaved babies. It finally settled into a brief finger of rocky, tawny head that was determined to fizzle into wisps. Color was a tea-like deep amber/light copper to copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a flowery, perfume-like sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium. There was no question that this beer contained sorghum once I got some in my mouth. Man, but it imparts a really sharp tartness that might appeal to some people, but for me, it was just not what I want to taste in a beer. I find it kind of difficult to describe, but it is like a diluted molasses with apple vinegar. Woof! Finish was dry, tart, not much unlike other gluten-free beers, but just not my bag.
Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by timmy2b from New York

Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 31, 2014
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Reviewed by diggydoo from Connecticut

1.29/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
This looks like a decent glass of beer with a slightly dark, coppery coloring and a decent head. That is where the positives end unfortunately. The taste is metallic, artificial and incredibly unlike how a beer should taste. It is also proceed like a premium beer which adds insult to injury. If I were gluten free I would gladly give up beer if this were my only choice. Fortunately there are others like Omission IPA that, while not fantastic, are palatable.
May 22, 2014
Rated: 1.5 by unshodjogger from Arizona

Mar 27, 2014
Pale Ale from New Planet Beer Company
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