Greenroom Pale Ale - Barrier Brewing Company

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Greenroom Pale Ale
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86
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: plaid75 on 08-25-2010)
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
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4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a light copper color with mild carbonation and a generous two fingered head that gradually subsides to a thin lacing across the top.

S - The aroma has some light spiced crackery malt, floral character, lemons, grapefruit, and a little touch of pungency and mild earthy notes.

T - Light, sweet crackery malt hits the tongue front forward and settles in quickly before the first wave of floral and citrus hops come rolling in. After the initial wave, the bitterness and malts swirl around the tongue in circles and blends for a nice hit of bitter sweet goodness. In the end, the grapefruit bitterness finally overtakes the malt and finishes dry with a lingering citric bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, dry, and crisp.

D - Drinkability is exceptional.

Overall, it's a bright, crisp beer with some really nice hoppy zing. In a world full of Pale Ales that aren't very exciting, finally, there's one out there for us hop heads. If you crave a serious dose of hops, don't want to drink a higher ABV beer just to get any body and flavor (and trashed after only one), this is the perfect beer for you. It's a straightforward crisp and hoppy pale ale with nice body and flavor. In a world full of tasty high ABV hop bombs, it's nice to finally get a lower ABV ale that retains several characteristics of a higher octane Ale/IPA to satisfy the palette without falling into a "happy place" after one. I dig high ABV beers and this one, for me, is borderline sessionable. My only criticism is that I have to drive several miles just to get this stuff. But, that's O.K., with this kind of quality, it's only a matter of time before Barrier's beers start catching on and demand increases. Awesome brew, Evan - two thumbs up!

More User Reviews:
Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Giantsquid
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of renegadeburger
4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had this beer on tap in manhattan at the rattle n hum bar on the way home from work it was a real treat

my beer when it poured look real ordinary in appearance it had a murky color to it real copper and orange with a white head kind of thin on top

but here is the standout the aroma was absolutley amazing had a nice citrus aroma and also some dank pine and real musty and also herbal and bitter really it just had to be begging you to sip it really enticing

flavor was great as well you could taste teh sweetness of the malt underneath but the hops were there really perfectly to balance it all out wow i really liked this beer

good mouthfeel perhaps a little more bubbles in there for some reason my sample was a little flat but it still was good

overall definitely a great beer i think it liked it the best of the three i had from them so far i hope i see this one again and also in new jersey one day

Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Eastern District in Brooklyn.

Pours hazed medium golden hued amber, near white head, nice tiny bubble film, thin collar and then fine sheeting and ample spotted lacing. Has a quality look to it.

Faint citric kissed nose.

Solid pale ale. Hop crunch quite respectable, my friends comment was, this tastes like a west coast ale, better then respectable praise indeed. More citrus, mixed in with some bitter and grainy hop notes. Moderate malty under carraige in place

Frashly flavorful, minty, citric and joltingly dry finish with a long lasting hop burn on the tongue and cheeks.

Well done, nice to see quality ales being brewed on Long Island, my long time,some time, summer time home

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Kegatron
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler purchased at Big Z Beverages (Huntington, NY) into a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden copper, with a thin head of bright-white foam. This keeps some richness around the edges of the glass and leaves back a strong smattering of spotty lace. The aroma has a fresh pop of bright and floral character to it in the nose, with notes of citrus peel, more identifiable lemon & grapefruit, and some light peppery spice. Fortunately the malts have their place in here as well, with a pleasant smelling toasted bready presence that remains a big part of this.

The taste has a fresh and zesty bite to it of bitter fruit and rind, which is well balanced by a splash of grainy sweetness across the back of the palate, before the hops return and linger hard with notes of earth and a deep dry spiciness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with some sharpness up front but then gets more creamy and slicker feeling in the mouth, really giving this a smooth crispness and refreshing drinkibility.

My first beer from Barrier Brewing and I'm pleased to report that we've got a winner here! Just loads of bright yet well balanced hop flavors here that are packed in a fresh and easy feeling body. This was about as tasty and easy drinking of an APA as I've had recently. I'm really looking forward to future efforts from this place.

Photo of pjkelley82
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy dark yellow in color; just a few bubbles are floating on the surface.
S: There is a light aroma of citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has a very good balance between flavors of toasted malts and grapefruit from the hops. The hops really stand out in the finish, which has a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate.
D: The beer wasn't that difficult to drink although the bitterness slows you down a bit.

Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JonAdams
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of plaid75
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light copper hue, chill hazed with a two finger beautiful dense frothy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a clean pale malts and a light citrusy hop.

The taste was upfront light grapefruit and pepper followed by a round yet slightly grainy malt. Nice residual herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very tasty and highly quaffable APA.

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a draft of this at Rattle and Hum in New York City. There are a lot of pale ales out there and this one doesn't stand out to me too much but it was definitely pleasant enough.

Poured a cloudy copper color with a good and active head. Aroma was a good combination of piney hops, slight esther and malt. Flavor was not as hoppy as I would have expected from the aroma but it was definitely a pale ale. Overall a very drinkable beer but not a stand out in my opinion.

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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Greenroom Pale Ale from Barrier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.