Field 41 Pale Ale

Washington
United States
Field 41 Pale Ale Bale Breaker Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Don’t be fooled by the powerful hop aroma of Field 41 Pale Ale. Heavily dry-hopped with Simcoe® and Ahtanum™, this perfectly sessionable Pale Ale drinks easy with a smooth bitterness and is named for the hop field that is home to Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Light and refreshing, it’s the perfect beer for a day on the river or afternoon on the slopes.

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
38
Judges Review 
S J Klein's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer pours a brilliantly clear dark blonde. It's very effervescent, and the bubbles go on and on and on. I get light bread in the nose up front, which is quickly overwhelmed by a grapefruit rind hop with notes of sawgrass and sage behind it. It's a really interesting aroma. The beer starts in the mouth with a light malt flavor: clean and bready, with no real esters to speak of. There's a very delicate hop to balance. It has a slight sourness, not puckering, it just adds to the sharpness and refreshing quality. The backend has a nice delicate bitternes -- almost peppery -- that cleanses the palate for the next sip.

It's very refreshing and light-bodied. To call it a lawnmower beer would be a disservice, as it's way too interesting, but it's definitely sessionable. Bready with a wonderfully peppery hop balance, this surprisingly light and drinkable Pale Ale is well worth a try.