Bale Breaker Field 41 Pale Ale

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Pale Ale -

LOC: Yakima, Wash­ing­ton ABV: 4.5% | IBUS: 38 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“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.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 10 93

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