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Field 41 - Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bale Breaker Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beertunes on 05-05-2013

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Ratings: 144 | Reviews: 32
Photo of lksamm
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is bright lemon, grapefruit, orange and pine. Wonderful.
The taste is moderately bitter with a metallic finish.
The texture is crisp.
Nice.

Photo of Tylrlyn
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lookin4apg
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppyalein
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hops! Such grass. So aroma.

Photo of Taybeh
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can into an imperial pint
A: pale amber with a 2 finger puffy off-white head, good lacing
S: grassy, herbal hops, some grapefruite rind, some Simcoe dankness but kind of light as opposed to wet and heavy; pale crackery malt.
T: follows the nose. the hops come in a couple waves, first grassy and then the last one is the dankest and lingers nicely.
M: a bit thin but still smooth and creamy; nice gentle bitterness that sits on the tongue quite pleasantly. Very very sessionable.

Photo of mabermud
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not too bad for an APA. Actually, it's very good. The nose is of candied tropical fruit. The taste is a let down because of the super smell, but it is still nice. The feel fits.

Overall - Nice day time, summer brew. Top Cutter is more my speed. Nonetheless, this is a quality make for an APA.

Photo of Moose90
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving from a can. Not terribly fresh (10/27) but still excellent.

Beautiful appearance ... big foamy head, almost pure white. Head lasts and leaves lacing.

I'm in the camp that thinks this beer is almost an IPA. I know, it's 4.5% ABV and 38 IBU, but it really is a beer for hop lovers. Great hoppy aroma and flavor, and a bitter finish. In a blind tasting, I doubt that too many folks would say this wasn't some sort of IPA.
No, it's not an over the top hoppy IPA, but it's closer to that territory than your typical pale ale.

If you're looking for a sessionable IPA, try this, and ignore the name.

Photo of NWer
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMVW
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Rich hoppy flavor with a refreshing finish. Little to no bitterness

Photo of jason_nwx
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ebeye
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billquirk
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very oldschool clingy hop profile. Herbal, bitter citrus, grassy. Clean, decent, but the hop character is lacking. Tastes like they're using fairly large amounts of hops that aren't ideal for a hop forward beer.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.48/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Almost no aroma. Slight grassy flavor with thin mouthfeel. Overall just weak. In an age of tons of nice hoppy pales, this is utterly forgettable.

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow....great pale with a bunch of fresh hops...profile reminds me somewhat of a junior Heady...with a great bunch of flavor rolled into a low abv pale. Awesome beer...thanks Josh!

Photo of TripleB
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of cococoverdale
1/5  rDev -75.2%

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Field 41 from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.