Bale Breaker Brew­ing Fresh off the Farm

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Ipa -

LOC: Yakima, Wash­ing­ton ABV: 6.3% | IBUS: 50 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“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.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10 95

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