Pale Ale
New Planet Beer Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,960
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
61
Ranked #49,973
Avg:
1.91 | pDev: 39.79%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
41
From:
New Planet Beer Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  8
SCORE
61
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Reviews by woodychandler:
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev +37.7%
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
More User Reviews:
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beergoot from Colorado

2.12/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

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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
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BryanKetter from Illinois

2.07/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

This beer has an artificial taste to it. It is gluten free and very expensive, but shouldn't taste this bad. Prairie Path from Two Brothers is gluten free and terrific. This seems like a company just trying to put one over on people who need gluten free beer.

Dec 11, 2013
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SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

2.38/5  rDev +24.6%

Sep 20, 2014
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Latarnik from New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev +17.8%

May 31, 2014
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ygtbsm94 from Utah

1/5  rDev -47.6%

Aug 25, 2014
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timmy2b from New York

2.75/5  rDev +44%

Jun 08, 2014
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Rifugium from North Dakota

2/5  rDev +4.7%

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
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nathanmiller from New York

1/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Aug 03, 2015
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BlackBeerDown from Arkansas

1/5  rDev -47.6%

Aug 09, 2014
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unshodjogger from Arizona

1.5/5  rDev -21.5%

Mar 27, 2014
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

1/5  rDev -47.6%

Jul 31, 2014
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MNPikey from Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +30.9%

Feb 06, 2014
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diggydoo from Connecticut

1.29/5  rDev -32.5%
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
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cbcrunch from Wyoming

2.5/5  rDev +30.9%

Jan 06, 2014
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BigTrubble from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +30.9%

Mar 15, 2014
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Mlawrence from Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -8.4%

Sep 06, 2014
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dougieboy from California

1.5/5  rDev -21.5%

Aug 04, 2014
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Boone757 from Virginia

1.58/5  rDev -17.3%
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
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-ronin- from Florida

2.06/5  rDev +7.9%
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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allentownpaguy from Pennsylvania

1.06/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Aug 27, 2016
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RabbiX from North Carolina

2/5  rDev +4.7%

Aug 07, 2014
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

1.8/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aug 11, 2014
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IDABEERGUY from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +83.2%

Dec 31, 2013
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Jeysun23 from California

2.5/5  rDev +30.9%

Mar 02, 2014
Pale Ale from New Planet Beer Company
Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 41 ratings