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Field 41 - Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of John_M
4.05/5  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.

John_M, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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

barleywinefiend, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

drinkin-beeers, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of NWbyNW_Brew
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

NWbyNW_Brew, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Beardo
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

Beardo, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Anaxagoris
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Anaxagoris, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Stillyman11
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

Stillyman11, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of BCross
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

BCross, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev -1.7%

2GOOFY, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of rzanders
3.5/5  rDev -14%

rzanders, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev -1.7%

CTJman, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of kemoarps
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
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!

kemoarps, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

80x2HopHead, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.03/5  rDev -1%

Texasfan549, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of KGalindo
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

KGalindo, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

light and refreshing. this is what bud miller coors wish they could be. this is a great brew!

pkalix, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of dsigmon
4/5  rDev -1.7%

dsigmon, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of trober31
4/5  rDev -1.7%

trober31, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark golden color with a big foam in the Troubadour tulip. A little coarse on the tongue. Bitter lime peel flavor. Quite aromatic with grapefruit. Bitter aftertaste that is a little beyond the typical Pale ale.

Some shy malt with an herbal wave taking over. Resiny and sharp. An outstanding quaff with an IPA intensity of hops in a lighter package. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Wash.

mactrail, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Shandycan, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of jag21
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

jag21, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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

udubdawg, Sep 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Donkster46, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

BDeibs, Sep 06, 2014
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Field 41 from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.