It says so right on the bottle. I was very pleased with this selection. Toasty, slightly citrus, and hoppy enough to give the sniffer a good whiff. The Planet may be Angry, but I was quite happy with it.
All it takes is crafting from the right person’s (Jeff’s) hands. Angry Planet is a beautiful copper color, reminiscent of many an IPA. There was sufficient head, enough so that the server had to pour some off, and a mild hoppy-sweet aroma. With a creamy feel in the mouth and just enough hops to make my taste buds smile without going over the edge this is a winner in my book.
So I actually had the double dry-hopped, cask-conditioned version of this beer on Saturday at Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison. I think it’s a nice, multi-dimensional pale ale, and the fact that it’s organic is cool too. It’s crisp, just a bit caramel-y and hoppy but not extremely hoppy. Nice, floral… grapefruit. A good drinker. Yum.
Angry Planet is nothing flashy or groundbreaking. I was concerned because every organic beer I’ve had until now has provided me with a raging headache almost immediately. Did not happen this time though! Organic….meh, great, but in this case the taste matters more than how good I feel about the ingredients. It’s ok, not too much of anything – hops, malt or otherwise. Just right….or just enough. Sure not to offend anyone.