Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 4.5 IBU: 38.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 3

Bale Breaker Field 41 Pale Ale

What the brewers say

“Heavily dry-hopped with Simcoe and Cascade, this perfectly sessionable pale ale drinks easy with a smooth bitterness.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “An alluring fruity aroma (pineapple and strawberry) hints at a subtly sweet malt backbone, accentuated by fruit and pine hops character. Some grassy and fresh-hay aroma appears as the initial fruit blast fades away. Some bready malt underneath.”

Flavor: “Fairly light body, and a moderate carbonation gives it a nice bite mixed with the crisp and clean hops bitterness at the end of the sip. Finishes with moderate bitterness—pine mostly—and a touch of supporting sweetness. There’s less fruit flavor than promised by the aroma, but it’s very clean and balanced with a dry, refreshing finish.”

Overall: “Light, crisp, hoppy, and bitter with just enough light bready malt to carry the hops. A very sessionable pale ale. The hops presence adds a nice American citrus/grassy/pine quality. It’s well-balanced and easy-drinking with a dry finish.”

What our editors thought



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