RE: Bale Breaker Field 41 Pale Ale: An Amateurish Beer Review
I have never tried a microbrew in a can.
Of all the pale ales I have sampled, I preferred the least hoppy of them all, Bass.
Mebbe you'll like it too.
Personally, I couldn't agree more regarding hops. While a bit of bitter is necessary to focus the mind on the other flavors present, it is all too common for (particularly young) breweries to think they're kicking the flavor up a notch while they're actually drowning it in hops.
As for ABV, I have not yet found a beer that exceeds my desired level. I've tried some belgian wheat beers with alcohol content in excess of 17%, and I could stand more.
I like wheat beer, too. Basically tasty alcohol you need to eat with a spoon, it's my second favorite, just ahead of Irish stouts, and just behind Bass Pale Ale.
Belgium and Germany especially revel in good beer.