Field Study
Tröegs Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #2,526
Ranked #14,939
3.91 | pDev: 8.18%
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
Notes: A slightly hazy IPA dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado featuring notes of ripe grapefruit, mango, pear, and melon.

The path to Field Study began with our small-batch, experimental Scratch Series, the same starting point for our recent Double IPA LolliHop.

“Field Study began life as Scratch #327, when we first started tinkering with some new hopping techniques,” explains Tröegs brewmaster John Trogner. “We built on those experiments over the next few Scratch releases and landed on a grain bill featuring a backbone of local Rustic Pale Malt.” Rustic Pale is grown in Mount Joy, PA, about 15 miles from the brewery and malted by Double Eagle near Philadelphia.

With the malt bill in place, Trogner and his team focused on hop selection, fine-tuning the beer’s recipe. “After a few trials, we finally arrived at what we think is a winning combination for Field Study – Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado.”
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of orange, grapefruit and toasted bread. Sweet citrus taste with a sharp bitterness and caramel malt backbone.

Saturday at 01:59 PM
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color. White head.

Aroma of vibrant lemon zest, honeysuckle, white bread, honeydew melon, green grape, pineapple.

Tastes exactly like the nose. Lemon, honeysuckle, white bread, pineapple, green grape and honeydew melon. Crisp, clean, lightly dry.

Medium-light feel, crisp and dry, moderately carbonated.

A nice IPA that's fruity but crisp and dry. One of Troegs' better IPAs.

Jul 01, 2020
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Troegs sampler pack copped from Crown Liquors in Vauxhall, NJ. Pours a golden, lucid hue with moderate frothing. Moderate aroma replete with hints of citrus, tangerine, and pine. Similiar overall flavor profile. Recommended.

Jun 21, 2020
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Bluecrow from New York

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-cloudy yellow can pour with a soapy looking head large bubbles and a citrus aroma. The flavor is very pleasant. Orange and some pineapple are most prominent. The hop bitterness is low to moderate.

Jun 11, 2020
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Light golden color. One finger white head faded to a cap fairly quickly. Left good lacing.

S---Hoppy & full of citrus. Strong orange, lime, grapefruit. Some tropical fruit as well as a maltiness that has me hopeful for the taste.

T---Taste follows the nose, but is not as strong. Sweet & fruity. I think I noticed some peach and pear in the background.

F---Fairly light bodied. Well carbonated. Definitely an easy drinker.

O---A nice effort by a quality brewery. I'd get this one again for sure.

May 28, 2020
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

10/25/19...pale gold with fizzy white foam that settles quickly. Fruity nose, light floral notes. Smooth mellow fruity bitter. Light burnt hop throughout. Very dry. Mango/melon too. Tasty.

Nov 28, 2019
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Cfitty from New York

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of their better IPAs. Definitely taste some fruit but it’s not too sweet. An enjoyable IPA and not too heavy, definitely could become one of their staples

Sep 28, 2019
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Phone are my review, so here is a short one: Great head retention and lacing, pours golden and bright.

Subtle nose

Pears, kiwifruit and lime pair with breadyness and dryness

Solid offering

Aug 28, 2019
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw color with a head that was over a finger high. The nose has notes of citrus fruits with a touch of pine. The flavor profile is milder than the nose might indicate but it certainly has the essence of grapefruits up front.

Aug 07, 2019
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drtth from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The somewhat light aromas have lots of citrus up front along with some tropical fruits. The blend includes citric zest, pineapple, melon and peach.

The firm but not intensely strong flavors are much as expected from the nose with lots of citric zest (orange or tangerine?) and the tropical fruits which include the pineapple, melon and peach. In addition there’s bit of mango and some pine resin in the background. There is a touch of graininess and crackery malt with just enough sweetness that it balances with and softens the light hop bitterness.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and crisp with the finely bubbled active carbonation. The long dry finish begins as the fruit flavors begin to fade first leaving some zesty, slightly fruity and resinous bitterness to fade more slowly until they disappear from the palate.

Overall the flavors of this beer are a bit on the light side but are clearly present and fairly complex. Since it was brewed as the summer beer of the Troegs hop cycle of beers I’d say it serves well the purpose of being a relatively light, refreshing summer beer.

Aug 05, 2019
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topofthehops from Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sixer (bottles) purchased 7/23/19, drink by 9/25/19.

Having seen other reviewers citing “grapefruit” I was ready to love this. Alas, it’s just too simple. I was craving more flavor. Not bad, but I won’t be going back for more of this.

Jul 25, 2019
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. Average brew.

Jul 16, 2019
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peepicheep from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grapefruit. On tap at Uncommon Pizza in Lititz. Grapefruit. Color is golden copper-ish. Grapefruit. Head disappeared almost immediately leaving a faint band around the top of the glass. Grapefruit. Smell right at pour was citrusy with the dominant smell being - wait for it - grapefruit. Let's face it. In my opinion this beer is all about the grapefruit. And that is not a bad thing. I keep sniffing, smelling , swirling and tasting to tease out the other flavors, but the grapefruit is so strong that I can not report on anything else. Recommended if, like me, you like your IPA'S grapefruit forward.

Jul 11, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden body with a white ring. Floral hops, citrus zest, pear, and malt fill the nose. Taste is more yeasty than hoppy, with cracker malt, some citrus, and little bitterness. Feel has some hop texture, at least more than the taste would indicate, but overall still pretty mild, like the overall impression of the beer

Jul 06, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like fresh piney hops, weed, grapefruit, mango, and herbal pear-like aromas.

This is a really solid new IPA from Troegs - I kind of had forgotten about them lately. It doesn't quite reach into NE-style IPA-land, though it definitely shares some DNA with it. It's fairly fruity, but not in a sweet "joose bomb" sort of way, with pear, mango, and pineapple, and a nice clean bitterness.

This is light bodied, crisp and very clean, with a great level of drinkability.

This is easily worth a look.

Jul 05, 2019
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jgido759 from New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Greeting From Troegs Sampler Pack (2019).

Pours a light, hazy golden color with a 1 finger white head. Very light hop aroma, with an even lighter hop flavor. Not an "in your face" IPA, but none the less, enjoyable. could see myself drinking a few of these.

Jul 05, 2019
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haines710 from Delaware

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had high hopes and wanted to like this. Can opened with great citrus smell. Hops listed had me excited but flavor is not there. This is decent session IPA but lacking flavor. I am drinking it after a hazy IPA so maybe this isn’t fair but it seems lacking in flavor. I will drink the next one first to see if I enjoy it more. I have three as part of a Troegs summer box of 15 cans. Good summer ale, but a little disappointing compared to the Perpetual IPA and others from this brewer

Jul 03, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) into a conical pint glass; best by 09/25/19.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, straw color with a three finger, foamy, white head, almost a finger thick retention layer, and rings of sticky lacing.
S: Aromas pink grapefruit, lemon, and light pine.
T: Semisweet. Palate follows the nose, but much more lemony. Light, but very evident, bitterness provides a crisp finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: A very sessional American IPA. Very tasty.

Jul 03, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Much to like at brewer, notably Nugget Nectar and Nimble Giant IPAs. Cant miss when in Hershey.
Great selection quality and people.
But this Fieldstudy is simple to the point of also ran.

A - Clear straw gold with a finger of white head w scant lace or last,
S - Pils profile malt, floral, pineapple, too much grapefruit.
T - More too much grapefruit, melon, floral, grape and herbal. Not much bitterness.
F- Prickly clean, easy, good summery clear brew.
O- Unmemorable.

Jul 02, 2019
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Sable from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smell is very resiny and sweet, lovely clear gold color with a fine head that disappated fairly quickly. The flavor is strongly grapefruit and mango, more on the sour side than sweet, and is very thirst quenching. Highly enjoyable.

Jun 29, 2019
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LarryV from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a relatively clear light yellow with a nose dominated by citra hops. Kind of juicy in flavor but nothing really stands out to me in terms of the overall taste. It doesn't know if it wants to be more of a light hoppy ale or more of a juicy IPA, but fails on both accounts. Certainly not offensive but I don't feel any overwhelming desire to revisit it. Not up to par with other Troegs I've tried.

Jun 24, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of floral hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has underlying notes of fruity yeast and hints of biscuity and cracker malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is more chewiness than there is crispness.
O: For an IPA, this beer isn't that hoppy and tastes more like an American Pale Ale.

Serving type: can

Jun 22, 2019
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This looks very light straw colored with a decent white head. Although the bottle lists this beer as “hazy golden”, mine is straw and see through. The nose on this one gives me the impression of a juicy NE style brew; very pineapple, peach and melon forward with a citrus back...good nose. Oh man, nice flavor but I was expecting a punch and got a glancing jab, its watery dank if that makes sense. Also more carbonation than you would normally find which I actually like and a decent abv level for this “summer” IPA I guess. In summary, nice nose.

Jun 16, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tröegs Brewing Co. "Field Study"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "FRESHEST BY 082219" and sampled on 061519

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a lightly hazy yellow-gold body beneath an inch and a half of bright white foam. The aroma is bright, and citrusy & tropical with notes of orange, berries, pineapple, peach, melon, and lemon zest. So far so good. On to the flavor... the fruity hop flavors remain along with a sweetish, grainy maltiness. Just to check, let me go through and list what I'm finding to compare to the aroma: orange, lemon, peach, blueberry, mango, pineapple, apple, pear, melon, and (I'm not sure what kind). There's a touch of pine and earth as well. Hmmmm... it looks from what I've listed as if the flavor is even fruitier than the aroma but that's not actually the case. The aroma is brighter, but I guess the flavor is more complicated even if the notes are a little muted. It's interesting though, and refreshing. A firm bitterness balances it and it finishes dry and fruity. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. This one is juicy and "crushable" while still offering a good bit of interesting complexity. It'll be great for the summer, but I'd imagine you could enjoy it even in the depth of winter. Well worth trying.

Review #6,603

Jun 15, 2019
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MoMaMe from Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale, straw color. Decent carbonation with moderate head that dissipates quickly but leaves a light lacing.

Smell is pineapple and orange, very fresh and fruity. I actually preferred the smell to the taste.
Taste: light on the malt, which makes it nice and refreshing for summer - Again, citrus and pineapple... only after it started to warm up did I notice an aftertaste of melon.
Feel: moderate carbonation

Nothing spectacular, but not bad either. I'm not a fan of wheat beers, and I'm finding the wheat in an IPA not to be my favorite combo. Choice of hops is nice... not too overwhelming, but distinct and noticeable... for me, the hop aromas were what stood out the most in both smell and taste.

Jun 14, 2019
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