Field to Ferment: Centennial + Sabro
Fremont Brewing Company

Field to Ferment: Centennial + SabroField to Ferment: Centennial + Sabro
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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #674
Ranked #16,480
4.03 | pDev: 8.68%
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
Very Good
Field to Ferment: Centennial + SabroField to Ferment: Centennial + Sabro
Notes: Brewing is the craft of blending science with artistry then introducing the mystical. Field to Ferment exemplifies this adventure and represents a colossal collaboration between the brewery and our hop farmers. Nothing is fresher, nothing is better for a brewer. So, please do enjoy this beer absolutely fresh, and enjoy the adventure this beer represents…Because Fresh Hop Beer Matters! “Fresh hops are the best hops.” – VWP

Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale and Munich malts, and White Wheat with FRESH Centennial and Sabro® hops.
ABV: 6.0%
IBU: 50
Color: Dark yellow
Aroma: Coconut, citrus, and peach dominate, followed with other tropicals, fresh cut grass, pine, sweet aromatics, florals, and spicy aromas
Flavor: Moderate bitterness and light sweetness come together in a medium body that is mouthwatering and reFRESHing
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mactrail from Washington

3.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The aroma is the best feature, a mix of citrus, dirt, and pine needles. I'm not sure this particular hop combination is a winner. The total effect is raw, highly herbal, with intense flavors fighting it out with the bitter burn. Strong coconut, always hard to play with. The aromatics are followed by an eye-watering acidity.

Overall this is one of my least favorite of the Fremont hoppy beers, so often a delight. This one is just a harsh mistress who leaves you bitter. It really is one of the bitterest beers from a reputable brewer, in line with the you-are-not-worthiness of Arrogant Bastard. From the 16 oz can packaged 9-18-20.

Oct 20, 2020
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UWDAWG from Washington

3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a tulip glass.

Look- Deep gold, hazy, small particulate sediment, average head retention, above average lacing.

Smell- Herbal, grassy, peach, coconut, resin.

Taste- Resin, herbal, toasted coconut, slightly peach at finish.

Feel- Between thin and medium body, medium bitterness, lingering astringent finish, average carbonation.

Overall- Good fresh hop pale.

Oct 14, 2020
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from ABV. 2020 edition.

Pouring crystal clear with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose opens up with a nice fresh hop character, a little soft given that this is 3 weeks old already. There's delicate, fleshy coconut, a mild peach and kiwi/melon note. No malt character. The palate opens mildly bitter with a clean, mildly oily bitterness along with a nice fresh hop character. Flavors of coconut, mandarin orange, peach and a little honey are present. Drying, bitter on the finish with some lingering fresh hop flavor, this beer is light in body and moderately carbonated. Well integrated.

Oct 11, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

delicious, as expected, but a somewhat different take than i anticipated, more of a west coast ipa here, clearish, radiant, and bitter, less of the big dry hoppy sabro profile i was expecting, more of a familiar centennial pine bite, incredibly fresh, and obviously wet hops in here, but more of a conventional ipa type here, even with that being true. cool cans, high headed lacy looking golden brew, bubbly and brilliant in the glass. aroma and flavor of fresh spruce, grapefruit, tangerine, and not quite ripe strawberry interestingly enough, some coconut. the flavor follows this with an oily richness of feel and a long linger despite it being dry and clean. a little bit of a generic citrus thing, pretty high alpha for this sort of thing, some fruity cannabis too, very good, just not as radical as i thought it might be with the sabro, which has been quite distinctive in other wet hops beers ive tried so far this fall. maybe not equal in dosage to the centennial here, that would be my guess. i think the first sip is the most dramatic in terms of sabro standing out, but it all settles in pretty fast. by any measure this is delicious ipa, which is what i would call this, bitter enough to not so much be a pale, especially with a minimal malt profile, even though they call it one. another one in this series and from fremont more generally. there is no better time of year to be a beer drinker than wet hop season!

Oct 04, 2020
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is pretty great. Bubblegum on teh aroma, fresh hops. Flavor is a little bit of that bubble gum, hops, delicious. Probably my favorite field to ferment yet.

Oct 03, 2020
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Scotchboy from Idaho

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz canned on 9/16 and sampled one week later; poured into a nonic; pours a mostly-clear straw/gold with some chill/hop-haze and a smaller, fluffy off-white head; the hop profile is unique, I get traditional Centennial notes of pine and citrus/tropical fruit, mixed with pale malts, but the Sabro is strong is strong as well with impressions of coconut, mint, and cedar chips. Piney, herbal, and a little oily, this is a well-executed fresh-hop ale even though the hop profile is not my favorite.

Sep 28, 2020
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and mild tropical fruit hops, grapefruit, mild tropical fruit and pine. Flavor is pale malt fresh citrus and vaguely tropical fruit hops, grapefruit, a little dankness and mixed tropical the stone fruit with some lingering light pine. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. A bit of a laid back fresh hop this year. Both Centennial and Sabro are kind of mixed flavor hops and that shows in this years FtoF. Unlike last year, which approached the flavor density of an IPA for me, this one is a solid pale ale in malt and hops. The hops taste fresh with a little less in-you-face herbal flavors. Calm and mellow. Glad to be back in a little cooler weather with the fresh hop tradition rolling.

Sep 26, 2020
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beertunes from Kiribati

3.32/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz can (not an improvement over the 12ozers. BRING BACK 12s!!!!. Dated 9/17/20) Poured into 14oz teku. Poured a lightly hazy honey gold color with 3/4 inch of white head that good retention and light lacing.

The expected hop forward aroma had just a light malt background.

Similar on the tongue, with the Centennial seeming to be a bit dominant.

The body was maybe a touch on the light side of medium, clean, and had a dry finish.

Drinkability was good, as expected.

Overall, another very nice Fresh Hop brew from Fremont. grab one while you can.

Sep 23, 2020
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RedBalloon from Washington

4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 9/17/20 and poured into a Teku.

Two inches of creamy, fluffy white head slowly dissipates and clings to the rim of the glass. An opaque orange color.

Strong citrus and tropical fruit aromas with floral and grassy notes. The freshness brings a spicy, zesty quality to the scent.

Grassy flavors give way to citrus zest and tropical fruit, and finish with a persistent bitterness. The spicy quality in the aroma follows in the taste.

The mouthfeel is astringent. The hop bitterness burns with a spicy effervescence that pops on the tongue.

The hops assert strongly as expected. This isn't a typical pale ale. This beer is a showcase of pure hop flavors.

Sep 20, 2020
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draheim from Washington

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can (canned 9/16/2020, yesterday) into a tulip. Pours a clear pale golden/straw color with a 1-finger clean white head.

Aroma is clean bright fresh hops. Citrus zest. That's it. Very nice.

Taste is lively with alpha acids. Grapefruit rind, some other vaguely tropical notes. A sharp clean bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied, balanced, satisfying.

Overall another very nice addition to Fremont's F2F portfolio. Maybe a little more one-dimensional than some of their other offerings, but still a solid fresh hop beer.

Sep 17, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can served in a can-shaped Flat Stick Pub glass. Dated 2020-09-16. Yes, canned today, bought it at the brewery today. :D

Pours a clear golden with a medium to large sized head and medium carbonation. Head fades but leaves behind about a half a finger. Smell is bright fresh flowers and resin, a little earthy spice.

Taste is resinous, piney, lemon zest and pith, very long slow bitter finish. Slight hints of honey, grain sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly sticky. Overall, I'm really enjoying it.

Sep 17, 2020
Field to Ferment: Centennial + Sabro from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 20 ratings