Robert Moses Pale Ale | Great South Bay Brewery

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Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Remember back to the first time you ventured across the bay via on your way to the beach - We’ve captured that feeling in our Robert Moses Pale Ale! This balanced, sessionable Pale Ale will keep you refreshed all year round. Whether you’re fishing on your boat, sitting around a campfire, or relaxing in your back yard, the fresh aroma of American hops paired with the crisp taste of the pale malts will bring you back everytime. With a flavor as big as the Robert Moses Tower, this brew is an honor of the south shore that we call home.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-21-2011

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled in Bay Shore, NY

Pours clear lighter amber, white fluffy head, decent windows of sheeting coupled with fine, wispy and scattered lacing.

Sort of cerealy, and some toased malt notes for the nose.

Respectable pale, some nice fruity notes up front and grainy hops in the rear. Apricots in evidence, along with some honey.

Pleasant enough, more nice beer from GSB Brewing.

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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was able to try this during Long Island Craft Beer Week.

A - Pours a light copper color with a heavy foam.

S - Smells hoppy with a little bit of orangy citrus.

T - Tastes pretty robust for an APA. Sweet and citrusy to start and a hoppy bitterness on the back end. Not complex, but it works.

M - Very enjoyable. Farily light modied, and a moderate ABV%. Minimal carbonation.

O - A solid ale from GSB. I tend to like Blonde Ambition a bit more, but would not hesitate to try this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Gmann
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a toasted grain color with a soapy white head some clingy lacing.

The beer has a sweet fruity aroma. Limey from the hops and peppery. Noticable cereal grain aroma, has a homebrew character to it.

Just like the aroma, the taste has a fruity and toasted cereal grain malt flavor. A bit of a pine bite from the hops as well as a lime flavor. There is a peppery tingle in the end. This is quite a hoppy APA.

The feel is light to moderate with airy carbonation finishes with quite a bitter bite and a bit of aspirin. The bitter finish is a tad harsh for an APA.

Overall a flavorful APA but too heavy on the bittering hops.

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I read the message in my email about the first cask of this Pale Ale being available, I made a point of being available for the tasting as I have been an avid supporter of this fledgling brewery since its inception.

After I arrived at TJ Finely's in Bayshore, NY, which functions as the brewery's testing ground for all new beers in a big crowd, I was served a healthy pour that looked like a lager beer. The funny aroma of hops and malt would have confirmed that, but the great clean taste left me wondering: it had traditional Czech Pils and German Lager nuances, but it finished with Armarillo hops, which started to sweeten as the cask got lower. I mentioned the variances to the brewmaster, Greg Maisch, and he said the barrel had been dry-hopped as well.

Glass after glass of this good beer went down smoothly as I tried to pick out nuances with their proper names. The grainy malts in the taste were only slight and I would have guessed this beer was either an IPA or a Pils from its profile.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cosmicevan
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was in the area so decided to check out the new brewery location. Swung by the brewery and did a flight. 4 oz pour in a plastic gsb cup. Brew poured a fairly brown amber with decent bread and lacing for tpour and drinking vessel. Smell is all malt with a nice balanced earthiness. Fairly grainy but a rather enjoyable pale ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of SkunkWorks
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at TJ Finleys in Bay Shore, NY. Served in a pint glass.

Look: light amber colored body with small carbonation bubbles floating to the top, a thin white, foamy head that retains fairly well and leaves a little bit of lacing. Good.

Smell: some graininess but mostly a big, fruity hop aroma and a little hop spice. Smells very inviting.

Taste: follows the nose with a lot of fruity hop flavors, a little bit of citrus, some floral hops, and a hint of grain. Very profound hop character for an APA and this is very appreciated by this beer drinker. Very nice.

Feel: medium to light, crisply carbonated, easy drinking and refreshing. Its low ABV, at 5%, and ease of drinking makes this a very good session beer.

Overall: one of the better APAs I've had and of the up and coming Long Island breweries, this might be the best beer I've had in a long time. Great South Bay keeps impressing me and with another solid beer, its not hard to see why. Worth trying if you see it available to you. Cheers!

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Robert Moses Pale Ale from Great South Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 31 ratings