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Old 04-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default New Planet Amber Ale

Has anyone had this yet? Looking at the website, the ingredients look almost exactly like something many of us would make...except they use "caramel color." That is kind of surprising since I don't like any of their beers.

http://www.newplanetbeer.com/gluten-free-beer/amber-ale-2/?ao_confirm



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Old 04-18-2013, 02:55 AM   #2
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So it's basically their pale ale with lower IBUs and caramel color? Well, that's not very exciting. Haven't had it yet, can't find it anywhere. More interested in their Belgian style, curious how cinnamon and vanilla extract plays out in a Belgian beer.

Also, did not realize that they rely so heavily on sterling hops. I made a mild with them a while back (used some molasses, too, IIRC) and thought it tasted nearly identical to their pale ale. Now I know why!



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Old 04-18-2013, 02:57 AM   #3
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It's funny, I remember when I first had a New Planet, I was ecstatic because it was so much better than Bard's or Red Bridge or New Grist. Now I'm like...psshhh, you call that "craft beer"? LOL. I wonder if they'll ever move away from extract-only beers that any chump with a kettle and a bucket can replicate at home?

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Old 04-18-2013, 03:31 AM   #4
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I wonder if they'll ever move away from extract-only beers that any chump with a kettle and a bucket can replicate at home?
I have a carboy as well. HaHa. New Planet pretty much sucks. I would like to try that belgian though. I really hate how "green" and "progressive" they make themselves seem, even though they use non-organic products, extracts, and caramel color. I bought a case for like $13 on clearance (PA has weird liquor laws) and still felt ripped off. Best part of that purchase was that I got a case of bottles. Rant over.
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Bards is the only one mentioned I haven't tried, and I'm disappointed to hear it put in the same class as Redbridge, etc... I had high hopes. I thought the New Planet Amber Ale was OK-ish, but defintiely not worth the price and then found out it has coloring. NEVER going to buy from them again.

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I think bard's is way better than redbridge. It's actually a nice drinkable beer. It is a bit pricey for what it is. Just my opinion.

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Bard's is okay, definitely has an interesting grain flavor, but it's still a fairly typical light lager. In a side-by-side tasting of Bard's, Redbridge, and New Grist, I found very little difference. All were quite sweet but with an obvious almost-sour twang.

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I have a Greens' Dubbel Dark Ale in the fridge...hopefully that will taste something like what the name implies.

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Greens is incredible. I fall asleep thinking about them every night. God bless the Belgians. Its Greens that inspired me to brew at home because I never found any gf beer that could hold a candle to it.

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Bards is the only one mentioned I haven't tried, and I'm disappointed to hear it put in the same class as Redbridge, etc... I had high hopes. I thought the New Planet Amber Ale was OK-ish, but defintiely not worth the price and then found out it has coloring. NEVER going to buy from them again.
Bards tastes exactly like Redbridge to me. More expensive Redbridge.


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