Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 9/30/09. 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!
eruizgarcia (223) - - JAN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good, citrusy and flowery with a slightly bitter finish. Enough body yet easy to drink.
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: August 29, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Shamrocks, St. Paul, MN Appearance: Translucent amber/copper and almost no head. Aroma: Malt and hops. Flavor: Thin bodied, sweet caramel with a bitter finish. Other: First go around with Flat Earth and it was decent, would try some of their other stuff.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice pale ale! Tasty and flavorful. Served on tap at Mad Cappers.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice copper amber color with a 1/3 inch micro head. Very nice appearance. Smell is very hoppy which got my hopes up. Taste is surprisingly malty with earthly undertones. A unique pale ale that is not bad, just not what you think of when you picture the style.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a clear deep copper color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters and pine hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt, fruity esters, and pine and herbal hops. Nicely balanced. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Tyler.
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Growler @ Flat Earth. Dark orange appearance with a creamy head head. Grapefruit, citrusy hoppy nose. Slightly darkish pale malty flavor with a light citrusy grapefruit hoppy taste. Kind of a weird malty taste.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at Shamrocks (St Paul, MN). Pours a pours a deeper dark copper, reddish glow, with a decent offwhite head, laces ok. Aromas are some nice darker sweet malts, pale and bready malts, a touch of toffee. Some light grassy and floral hops, touches of sweet and dry. Initial is lighter bodied, a bit heavier on the palate than most, with crisp pale malts, a touch of caramel, toffee, toast. With some dry hopping, florals and grass, a touch of lemon rind, decent bitterness lingers on with fresh grass, light florals, and some lingering sweet breads, toast, and biscuits. A touch of sweeter toffee, a bit more malty than I love. A solid APA, a bit sweeter than preferred. An ok beer
brokensail (11552) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
She rumbles out of her bottle in a purposed rush of deep mahogany, copper, and ruby underneath a frothy copper head. She is beautiful to look at which I do in spades. Her copper foam sticks in clumps along the sides of my glass before regrouping into a clumpy pocket. In the midst of her glittering depths and rocky head emerges a nose wondrous and delightful. Freshly picked lemons exude their lemony essence while mango, pineapple, coconut, and kiwi skin equally soft and fuzzy to the touch tantalize my senses in a menagerie of tropical retreats. Wafting across the ocean to invade my tropical paradise are gentle forests of fir, but it proves to be more bark than bite and never shatters my tropical escape. The lemon which greeted me first comes into play once more in the form of lemon bars and lemon Pez candies for a sugary-sweet-sour tryst. Sniff and repeat, I make haste without the waste and promptly dive into her inviting depths. Lemony, zippy, refreshing, and oh so playful with lemon Pez and lemon bars. As her lemon refreshes my palate, a rogue wave washes me unto the shore of beach bum paradise. As the palm trees sway upon a gentle ocean breeze, I am gleefully awash in mango, pineapple, kiwi skins, and no coconut. Mandarin orange sweetness fills her middle while the tropics continue to reign supreme in her long finish. Lemon skin and fir bitterness tickles the top of my tongue while my breath is clean as a whistle. She exudes freshness and the lemon-sugar sweetness never grows cloying. Each quaff satisfies and refreshes for the next. As I lay upon a subtle bed of fir, I revel in wave after wave of lemon kissed with sugar, mandarin oranges, and tropical delights. Yum! I’d ask for another but most unfortunately my glass is empty.
For my virgin foray into Flat Earth territory, I must say job well done. If all their beers are as tasty as they are environmentally conscious, maybe there is hope yet for us humans. If nothing else, at least I’ll go down in history with a smile on my face and an Angry Planet Pale Ale in my hand.