Field 41 | Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bale Breaker Brewing Company
Washington, United States
balebreaker.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beertunes on 05-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
234
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
34
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 234 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of cococoverdale
1/5  rDev -75.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.48/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Almost no aroma. Slight grassy flavor with thin mouthfeel. Overall just weak. In an age of tons of nice hoppy pales, this is utterly forgettable.

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Photo of Isquiesque
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very oldschool clingy hop profile. Herbal, bitter citrus, grassy. Clean, decent, but the hop character is lacking. Tastes like they're using fairly large amounts of hops that aren't ideal for a hop forward beer.

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Photo of ncherf
3.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Zaximus
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Parmesan
3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Clear straw yellow color with a creamy head that leaves half an inch on top. A few bits of lacing.

S: Some lemon and citrus with lots of grassy floral hops. Some sweet cereal malt. Not a super strong aroma.

T: A floral bitterness takes over the taste, some lemon, quite bitter for a pale.

F: Mouthfeel is a little watery and medium carbonation.

O: This pale ale is ok but there are quite a few I like much better.

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Out of a can into my pint glass. The last beer of a 6 pack, on Superbowl Sunday.

Beer is a yellow straw with a hint of gold to it. 1" head. Lacing get's a solid B in my book.

Grassy hops on the nose.

Taste fairly hop forward. More grassy notes, hint of lemon. Very little malt backbone. This is a pale ale? This tastes like carbonated hop water.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

Overall this is a poor representation of a pale ale. Reading the other reviews on here is mind boggling. People are calling this an ISA (india session ale), which isn't a real style to begin wish, but more importantly is not what this beer is. If you're looking for carbonated mild hop water, this beer should fit the bill. Pale ales should have a malt backbone. This beer does not. It's as simple as that.

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Photo of Billquirk
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight lacing and slight retention. Smells of hops, hop oils, caramel malt, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. The bitterness level is average. Tastes of hops, citrus, hop oils, sweet malt, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, an average pale ale, with no outstanding features.

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Photo of rzanders
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of LouZ
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of JISurfer
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Adamostella
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Hanglow
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of markgugs
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
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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Photo of Keepnitrl
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeyG
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Field 41 from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 234 ratings.
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