Field Study
Tröegs Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,433
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,923
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.18%
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
189
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Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
88
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Field StudyField Study
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.”
Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 189 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Pennsylvania ($2 -- refrigerated at the Acme in Media). Just purchased but already some days past the August 2021 BB printed on the label. It still seems plenty fresh.
Appearance. This has a slightly hazy, pale golden body with an excellent white head. The aroma is more piney and dank than I'd prefer but tasting reveals a flavor that has more tropical fruit notes. Moderate bitterness for the style.
Mouthfeel. Crisp and dry with medium+ carbonation in a near medium body.

Sep 26, 2021
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz bottle date freshest by 9/10/21 into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy pale brownish yellow with about one finger of white head. That dissipates quickly leaving a thin white cap. Moderate lacing.

Picking up mostly sweet floral notes on the nose. Maybe just a bit of citrus.

Sweet floral notes in the taste along with some dank earthy notes as well. Touch of onion.

Medium-bodied slightly sticky mouthfeel. Low to moderate carbonation. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall, very interesting but probably not interesting enough to drink more than the three I got in the mix pack.

Aug 20, 2021
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice, capably brewed IPA. The pour is muddy gold, a little hazy, with an average amount of carbonation. Dry-hopping Citra and Mosaic with El Dorado delivers fruit (grapefruit, pear) and a dry bite and finish. Kind of a middle ground--moderately aggressive, ultimately satisfying.

Aug 19, 2021
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JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into pint glass in July 24, 2021. There is a "Freshest By" date of 09/10/2021 on the bottle.

Appearance: Light gold color with 2 finger white head. It is slightly hazy, but less hazy than New England IPAs. Head lasts a minute, and there is a little lacing.

Smell: Strong aroma from the hops as expected in an IPA: mostly pine and grapefruit, Also some sweetness like pineapple. Overall the pine and citrus aroma dominates the other aromas.

Taste: There is a medium hops flavor that is more refreshing than bitter. Very fruity and contains flavors of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and a little sweetness as well. This is less bitter than Troeg's Perpetual IPA, which I like better. The Field Study has as a nice after taste. Overall a nice balance and very drinkable. You can drink multiple bottles, as compared to more bitter or stronger IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Low/Medium bodied. Medium alcohol which matches the 6.2% listed.

This is an interesting IPA. It has a nice mix of citrus, hops, and other flavors, which makes it interesting. I prefer the stronger flavors and higher bitterness of Troeg's Perpetual IPA over this lighter Field Play IPA. This has some hop bite, but not as much as some other IPAs. It is very drinkable, and I would drink this on hotter days and could drink more of these than the stronger IPAs. Good IPA, and I would buy this again.

Jul 24, 2021
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(12 oz can, freshest by 08/18/2021; purchased cold as part of 15-can mix pack... poured into a tall lager glass similar to that shown used on their website)

L: fairly-clear, jade-tinged gold liquid, mild haze; tall, rocky, sponge-like foam, collapsing slow, clinging in drifts and peaks... random clusters of thin lace pebbles

S: pithy, flesh-speckled orange/grapefruit/mango, floral-perfumy fresh-cut capsicum, citrus lip balm... dominant herbal-floral green plant overtone as the head falls

T: dry mango-orange blend with a touch of dark grape/berry; grapefruit pithy bitterness with leafy, peppery, mildly-spicy (ginger-like) accents... dry, almost mute, lager-like malt base; arguably an oat character lingers more over the base pale in the aftertaste

F: the pour knocked much of the carbonation out, leaving a mildly-silky, resinous envelope to its light body... finish sports a touch of chili-like heat, mostly via the pungent bitter ping from the hops, but also a subtle surge of ethanol

O: much to like here, but overall it's a muddy affair; is it best enjoyed with food?... this, despite being a characteristically well-executed Troegs brew, perhaps more than any other example/permutation of an IPA featuring these hops typifies my boredom with these said hops, specifically the Citra-Mosaic (and oat) combo... yawn (1784)

Jul 18, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Out of a tap and into a clear pint glass it came. It's a rather dense and dull solid amber. The proper half-inch white head receded to a film quickly. There's a good fresh aroma to be had, bringing both sufficient malt and hop goodness. Plenty of body carries a good brew mild in both sweetness and hop bite. Good glass lacing follows the liquid to the bottom of the glass. With such a nice balance, supple body, mild hop presence and very little notice of alcohol, the bottom on the glass is reached rather quickly.

Jul 09, 2021
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MrOH from Malta

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow with some chill haze, nice white head, awesome retention and lace
Pineapple, mango, pear, berries, pine, slight dank aromas
A lot of the flavors echo the aroma, there is a hint of earth and smoke?
Light bodied and appropriately carbonated
Pretty dope IPA for a hot day. Would be great for a cook out

Jun 30, 2021
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Freshest by 8/17/21

Sun-bleached straw yellow with an ever so slight "haze" (may just be marketing in this case, let's be honest) and a rocky foam head. Stick my nose in and I'm to the point where I can pick out citra hops. So that's neat. Mango, citrus; smells pretty nice. Taste is muted grape and melon and lemon. Mouthfeel is just odd. There's like almost zero body. Far too carbonated. And it leaves a slightly slimy film on the tongue. Weird. And that's the best word to describe this. Not my jam.

Jun 11, 2021
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BrooklynMusician from Pennsylvania

2.28/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I know the catty, NZ Sauvignon Blanc thing is still all the rage (much to my chagrin) but this beer legitimately tastes like cat-urine-flavored-water to me. There's a total lack of body to support the hop character, the mouthfeel is thin and I find the finish to be genuinely unpleasant. This beer tastes like an uninspired SMaSH brew with aggressive dry-hopping but zero malt backbone support. There's a gaping hole, metaphorically speaking, in the middle of this beer. Were the brewers allergic to caramel/crystal malts here? To be clear, I love dry beers; in fact, bone-dry saison is my favorite style. In this case, the major fault is not that the beer is dry but rather that the beer is completely out of balance.

I was underwhelmed with this beer to the extent that I brought my BA account back from the dead just to put this review out there. Despite what my handle might suggest I live in PA and while I'm all about supporting local breweries I think I'm done with Troegs.

Points off for 'look' because the beer's description mentions haze yet my pour was clear as a bell. I couldn't care less about haze but if you include a physical characteristic in a beer's description and don't deliver on it...that's amateur brewing. To boot, the last Troegs beer I had before this (Joyous) was overtly oxidize despite being within BB date. I can only hope that Troegs steps up their game.

May 27, 2021
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in a tulip from the can

Appears golden with light haze and thick white head with fine bead, retention is very good.

The smell is very hoppy, aromatics of herbal and citrus with tropical melon-like and mild floral with a light malt scent

The taste and feel are very good with moderately bitter and medium carbonation with subtle malt sweetness and resins of hops in the finish. The hop flavor follows the aroma with semi spicy and citrus flavors mild grass-like and tropical melon up front with some malt support that is dry with lingering hop bitterness in finish and light astrinent aspect in a green tea way.

The study is a tasty IPA with more of a new-school style that is very drinkable and has moderately hoppy aroma and flavor profile -definitely worth trying

May 19, 2021
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gestyr from Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a tight knit white head. I smelled it. WOW!! Grapefrui and mango dominate and assault your nose followed by the subtlety of the melon. The taste follows the aroma with the fruitiness playing the melody and supported by a rhythm of malt and a throbbing bass line of hoppy bitterness. I think Troegs hit a homer with this one!

Apr 13, 2021
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Dustin015 from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer has a fantastic aroma and flavor without being aver bitter. I probably bought 2 cases of this back when it was available, probably would have bought more if I knew it was going to be finite. Basically a fruit bomb IPA that came right before the NE IPA craze. Overall, just a really well balanced IPA with something special to it.

Feb 27, 2021
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Peach63 from New York

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours light yellow with a 1/2 inch white head. Moderate lacing. Hazy.

Aroma of orange, lemon, pine, floral, earthy.

Taste is orange zest, mango, grapefruit. Resinous.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Dry, bitter finish.

Another good, mild IPA from Troeg's.

Sep 05, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a can of this beer off the single shelf from my local Giant Eagle store. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had dark citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with Citrus peel presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Aug 17, 2020
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Rschis16 from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy light yellow-orange in color with a 1 finger white head that shrinks fairly quickly but leaves some lacing on the glass. Floral hops, juicy citrus and tropical notes on the nose, touch of resin perhaps as well. Gentle floral hops in the flavor up front and in the middle, that juiciness from the nose carrying over nicely with a citrus and tropical fruit note. Just a touch of hoppy zip in the middle too. Finishes a little sweet and soft, the carbonation balanced nicely with the malt body, allowing it to be a little soft around the edges while still finishing on an up note. Fun beer to pick out the different tropical fruity flavors from.

Jul 14, 2020
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bigbellysailor from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smell is very sweet, lovely clear gold color with a fine head that faded fairly quickly. The flavor is strong grapefruit and mango, very thirst quenching. Highly enjoyable.

Jul 12, 2020
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CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy pale yellow a two-finger head that is retained reasonably well. Tons of lacing.
Smell: Ripe red grapefruit is very dominant when first opening the can. The aroma becomes less intense but still retains the grapefruit character.
Taste: A little sweetness on the tip of the tongue but bitter is the dominant taste. Rather neutral on the back of the tongue.
Flavor: Flavor is red grapefruit with berry notes. Some tropical fruit, mango, tangerine. Pear and watermelon notes under that.
Feel: A bit prickly. It has a strong tongue presence while remaining light in body. Clean dry finish.
Overall: An interesting beer. I would say I enjoy it more when I sip it and concentrate on the flavors than when I gulp it. Would not turn it down any time it was offered.

Jul 10, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev 0%
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.

Jul 04, 2020
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HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
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 +4.6%
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 +1.8%
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 +3.1%
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 -2.8%
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 +4.8%
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 +1.5%
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
Field Study from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 189 ratings