Cider Connoisseur New Planet Pale Ale Score Card
Appearance - 8
Flavor - 7.5
Smell - 7
Mouthfeel - 7.5
Crafted & Bottled by:
Crafted & Bottled by:New Planet Beer Company (Boulder, CO - USA)
Good to know:Award winner, gluten free, hoppy
Predominant flavors:Sharp, hoppy and bitter.
Color:Rich, bright amber
New Planet Pale Ale Gluten Free Beer is nothing short of bold – whether or not you’re into it. Before I dive deeper into this beer, let’s take a look at the brewery. New Planet’s mission was enough to get me pumped about their gluten free beers before even having tried one. That’s because I can personally relate to their story.
After being diagnosed as a Celiac, New Planet Beer Company’s founder, Pedro Gonzalez, made his personal mission to figure out how to brew great tasting gluten free beer for himself and thankfully, for the rest of us as well!
Alongside the New Planet Pale Ale, the company has a lineup of gluten free brews worth checking out.
The list below shows their current beers as of the time I wrote this post:
- New Planet Pale Ale (reviewed on this post)
- New Planet Amber Ale
- New Planet Blonde Ale
- New Planet Raspberry Ale
- New Planet Belgian Ale
- New Planet Brown Ale
New Planet Beer Company is also about giving back, and they’ve done a good job putting their money where their mouth is for the last three years by donating to the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers organization.
Now to the beer! I opened it up and poured it into a pint glass to try and get the aroma out of it. It took some agressive sniffing to get the faint citrus and hops tones from the ale.
I’m still trying to put my finger on the taste of sorghum. I’m not quite sure how to describe it other than tangy and vinegar like, which is what I’m getting from New Planet Pale Ale and it’s similar to what I’ve gotten from other sorghum brews.
Brewed with Cascade, Sterling and Centennial hops makes for a bold body make not mistake. New Planet Pale Ale has plenty of character and like it or not, they’re not out to be just another beer you barely remember drinking.
Flavor-wise it’s very sharp for a Pale Ale. Closer to an IPA in my opinion but not quite all the way there either. Being that New Planet doesn’t seem to have an IPA in their lineup at this time, I guess they went for an aggressively hoppy Pale here.
Last but not least, New Planet Pale Ale Gluten Free beer has won several awards over the last few years. They have Gold Medals from the Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival (2011), Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition (2012) and Denver International Beer Competition (2013).
Have you had a New Planet Pale Ale Gluten Free beer? Let me know how it went in the comments below will you? Cheers!