Field 41 - Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 9
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bale Breaker Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beertunes on 05-05-2013)
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Photo of Billquirk
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.05/5  rDev -24.1%
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
2.46/5  rDev -38.8%
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
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
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 +7.5%

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of cococoverdale
1/5  rDev -75.1%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PacNWDad
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours golden and slightly cloudy with a thin head. Lace clings to the side with each sip. Grassy and citrus aroma, with a bit of pine. A bit of golden malt and honey. Sweet at the front with a slightly bitter finish. Light bodied, well-carbonated and a quick finish. A lovely beer.

Photo of dipso123
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kimchi270
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of LouZ
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Stunoperator
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of NWbyNW_Brew
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Beardo
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Stillyman11
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of BCross
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rzanders
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kemoarps
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/4.75/3.75/4/4
Stereotypical amber/the colour of good apple juice. Satin white head pours about a finger. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma starts its campaigning as soon as the can is popped. Wonderful spicey hops, tropical fruit notes, sweet citrus... man oh man this smells really damn good.

Taste is good, but fails to follow through on all the promise of the nose. Flavour is less the bright, juicy, citrus/tropical present in the aroma (which happen to be the parts that excited me the most, sadly), and is much more blunted. Piney/aspirin bitter and the grainy malts come through a little better. Dull bitter as opposed to the juicy hops of the nose, basically.

Finish remains bitter without delving so far into pithy bitterness or fading into malty oblivion. Smoothe and drinkable.
All in all this is a very good APA. It could vie for my affections at the top of my Pale pyramid (pretty much Red Chair or St. Lupulin or 8-bit at this point...). Wish it were a little easier to get a hold of in my market, though with a move hopefully upcoming that obstacle could disappear!

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Field 41 from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.