Field & Forge Brewing Co. – Field & Forge Pale Ale American Pale Ale at 5.4% ABV | 54 IBU

Field & Forge Brewing Co. Field & Forge Pale Ale American Pale Ale at 5.4% ABV | 54 IBU (C$2.52 at Collective, 355 ml, packaged on 31-Jan-2019, acquired 8-May-2019, reviewed 16-May-2019)

Appearance: hazy deep gold with one finger of loose pale ivory head that retains fairly well, moderately heavy soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, caramel, mild tropical fruit, light pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Another new local(-ish) brewery, and I think it was a good choice for them to go with a straightforward APA as one of their first offerings. I also like the unapologetic bitterness here, which is slightly old-fashioned but not in a negative way. Nicely balanced and quite enjoyable overall. I might actually be slightly unfair in my ranking here, because the single biggest issue for me is the somewhat mild aroma, lacking in any really punchy fruit – but it’s also more than three months in the can, so it might well have faded. Will have to try and find this fresher. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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