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Field 41 - Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 7
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 05-05-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Shandycan, Sunday at 01:19 PM
Photo of jag21
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Well balanced, refreshing, excellent hop flavor but not cloying or too bitter

jag21, Thursday at 05:56 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +13.6%

udubdawg, Sep 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Donkster46, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

BDeibs, Sep 06, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%

Rmbuns, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of notchucknorris
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

A: Pours a pretty clean and clear golden color with the exception of a few noticeable floaties. No real problem there, though. Still digging it. A one finger white head settles to a light cap over the beer.
S: Freshly cut piney hops, light powdery malt, weed, baby aspirin and some guava. Very interesting.
T: Not quite as good as the smell. Slightly watery with some pine and baby aspirin leading to a chalky malt and grapefruit pith finish. Light but lingering resin sticks with you for a while.

notchucknorris, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

johnnyboy76, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Redneckwine
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%

Appearance - Orange and golden hue, 1.5 finger fluffy head leaves some decent lacing, clear with a little chill haze, some floaties suspended in the brew towards the bottom of the glass, obviously unfiltered... Just "looks" hoppy.

Smell - Big time hop aroma: piney, citrusy orange, tropical fruits, kind of dank and skunky like weed. Smells clean. Malts are a distant afterthought with some light grain toastiness.

Feel/Taste - Hop blast up front, just exactly like the nose. A decent kick of bitterness up front too. Trails off with noticeable lingering dry bitterness and some toasty, toffee malts trying to balance but utterly failing. This bad boy is all about the almighty hop. Very light feel with a light body, smooth carb, easy to drink.

Overall - I can't believe Bale Breaker hasn't capitalized on the current IPA rage and called this a "session IPA", which actually makes more sense to me than APA, as it is very light on malt sweetness and body... Not terribly balanced. Either way, this is a great brew that excels at what it sets out for: a mega hoppy session ale sure to please hop heads.

Redneckwine, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Zaximus, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

JISurfer, Jul 29, 2014
4/5  rDev -1.2%

NW_IPAHEAD, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

benloho, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of John_M
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden amber orange color with good head retention and lacing. This beer smells terrific, as i get white pepper, dry citrus, a hint of sweet malt and even some light skunky weed. Given the aroma profile, I was just a bit disappointed by the way this beer tasted. While still good, with a light, dry, moderately bitter flavor profile, I just wished the beer could have delivered a bit more flavor. Nevertheless, this is a very easy beer to drink, and is light, crisp, dry, refreshing and lightly bitter on the finish. Mouthfeel is farily light, and the alcohol is completely undetectable.

While I didn't think this beer was anything extraordinary, it's still a very tasty, very easy to enjoy beer from this new to me brewery.

John_M, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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IrishColonial, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

IpeeA, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Isquiesque, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

yeaprolly, Jun 23, 2014
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Field 41 from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.