Review: Bale Breaker Fresh off the Farm | Craft Beer & Brewing
Bale Breaker Fresh off the Farm
95 out of 100

Style: IPA

ABV: 6.3 IBU: 50

95/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Bale Breaker Fresh off the Farm

What the brewers say

“A big hops aroma on a clean Pilsner malt base showcases a few of the newest and most exciting hops varieties off the hops farm. Whirlpool additions of Simcoe and Mosaic add depth to the nose generated from a post-fermentation charge of Ekuanot, Loral, and the still-experimental HBC 630.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lemon, cantaloupe aroma with what comes across as a slight lactose aroma. Some bready/biscuit malty sweetness cutting through the hops. In addition, citrus, garlic, mango, grass. As it warms it gets this really dank character.”

Flavor: “Bright tropical flavor with a nice lemon and lemongrass note. Slight/low pine character travels right to the back and leaves a lingering bitterness. Really nice bready malt character. Second sip comes through as much more resin/dank in character. The slightly sweet finish is the only thing detracting from this beer.”

Overall: “Great clarity with some really nice color. Really great-drinking beer.”

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