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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
Reviews by MusicaleMike:
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3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received this can as an extra in a trade. No canning date available. Served chilled in a willi becher pint glass. From their website: "Don’t be fooled by the powerful hop aroma of Field 41 Pale Ale. Heavily dry-hopped with Simcoe and Ahtanum, this perfectly sessionable Pale Ale drinks easy with a smooth bitterness and is named for the hop field that is home to Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Light and refreshing, it’s the perfect beer for a day on the river or afternoon on the slopes." 4.5% abv and 38 IBU's.

In the glass, you find a deep golden body with a slight haze shimmer topped by a rich, thick white head that shows off with a beautiful display of lacework. Clearly a well-hopped pale ale!

As soon as the lid is popped, the drinker gets a strong whiff of lemongrass and dank weed. The beer plays up the freshness of their hops, and puts these aromatic, pungent Pacific Northwest hops front and center. It carries wave after wave of appetizing citrus, lemony, and dank smells, and after a while you can begin to smell the lighter, more subtle biscuit malt underneath.

This is certainly a "sessionable" pale ale, with little to no sweetness which creates a very light body that feels well-attenuated, smooth, and refreshing. There is a bite in the finish, with a light, lingering bitterness that lasts well into the aftertaste. Flavors of citrus fruit, pineapple, and cracker-like malt flavors mingle on the palate, and the finish exhale has more of the malt quality than hops.

Overall it's an excellent, extremely drinkable pale ale. Very hop forward, true to its American origins, with a bright and juicy hop note. It's only a touch thin, and personally I could see a bit more body actually helping this beer out considerably, if only for the sake of balance.

More User Reviews:
Photo of John_M
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clear light golden color with good carbonation yielding a nice white cap. A good amount of lacing is present and head retention was pretty good.

Smell - Summit/Chinook hops mostly, hard to detect the malts, they are pretty played down here but the aroma is nice.

T: Nice, fresh hop punch intially providing some light grass with hints of citrus and pine needles. A light grain malt bill is present. This APA is all hops though. The finish is rather clean, light bitterness, crisp....

M: Very light body with good carbonation for the style. The feel of light grassy and some pine needles is felt. Light and crisp, refrshing even.

O: Very nice. Easy to drink. This is definitely a West Coast APA but with a lower ABV. Very sessionable and a load of fresh hops makes this a very tasty, crushable brew

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 Stunoperator
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of rzanders
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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 drinkin-beeers
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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 Isquiesque
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of trober31
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Spikester
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazed rich gold color with about one finger of the most dense white head I have seen. The modest sized head lasts all the way to the bottom laeving swathes of micro bubble lacing.
Aroma is really big. Pine oil resin with some rich herbal notes. Malts are very much in the background. Taste is bitter pine oil grapefruit rind, some leather and just a touch of pale malt. Seems like the hop oils just coat the tongue which makes the bitter finish last forever. Mouthfeel is thin and well carbonated.
Overall if this was in the session IPA category it might rate 95 to 100. As an APA it needs more malts. Very much enjoyed this beer. Well done Bale Breaker!

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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.51/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can picked up from Brewforia Meridian for $2.... Poured into my tall goblet and it produces 1" of white foam that produces decent white lacing.. the brew is fairly clear golden.

Good citrus hops with some background tropical fruity notes... lite pale maltiness that helps bloom the hops.

Flavor mirrors the nose... but seems weak on the palate overall... A light body makes for a IMO a bit of a watery profile... Still very drinkable... sessionable even.

My big bitch would be this seems like an old can.... I picked it up off of a shelf that was obviously room temperature... just seems a bit stale/old.

I bet this would be great very fresh... and it is something that many breweries don't do... Low ABV/sessionable pale ales are great... this one just didn't seem "fresh".

4/3.5/3.5/3.25/3.5

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