Field 41 - Bale Breaker Brewing Company
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.21/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.
Appearance: light golden hue with a touch of haze and plenty of effervescence. There are some floaties in the body, and the head is a finger of pillowy white foam. Attractive!
Smell: a good malty base, sweet but not too sweet; the hop aroma atop this is just amazing. Citrusy and fruity, with emphasis on sweet grapefruit and just a hint of lemon-like piquancy. Love it!
Taste: really tasty and fruity; the lightly sweet malt combines with a more tropical hop character than in the aroma. A smooth mango with tangerine and grapefruit; what a great flavor. I guess it makes sense though -- a good hoppy pale ought to come from Yakima, eh?
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess, especially for the style. Yum.
Overall: this is an exciting find for me. A nice, sessionable, balanced hop-bomb. Shazam!
Serving type: can
07-30-2013 23:04:17 | More by flagmantho
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
Serving type: can
04-14-2014 15:18:05 | More by MusicaleMike
4.23/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma of citrus and mild piney hops, tropical fruit, mild bready malt. Flavor is light biscuit malt with a hint of toastiness, slightly floral citrus hops, lemon and grapefruit rind citrus juice. Finishes with a long lingering grapefruit rind and hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a surprising light creaminess; great body for a low ABV pale ale. Great NW hopped pale ale with a very long flavorful aftertaste and lingering hops. It is hoppy enough to cause regret that it is not higher ABV and more intense, but as a pale ale, it shines.
Serving type: can
04-05-2014 19:49:46 | More by LiquidAmber
Field 41 from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
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