Greenroom | Barrier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States
barrierbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by plaid75 on 08-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,759
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
108
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of jrc1093
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 7/30/18

Pours a hazy copperish orange with a big, frothy white crown; great head retention, and tons of thick, soapy lacing walling the glass once it does finally retreat.

Aromas of beautiful, lush mango, peach skins, fresh hay, strawberry, an airy, earthy malt backbone, and the lightest hint of refined, ultra-dank herbaceous hops on the finish (almost vegetal); a spectacularly-constructed aroma that allows time to fully savor its individual parts.

Taste brings a steady malt-hop balance to start, evolving to soft lemon, a more balanced maltiness, and citrus on the mid-palate. The finish goes all-in with excellent tones of strawberries, pine needles, hay intermingling with light malt, floral vegetation, and some freshly composting fruit; diverse, nuanced, and balanced flavors.

Mouthfeel is crisp, mildly juicy with a light dankness adding a new element to the beer’s medium body; finish is very clean, and leaves just enough flavor on the palate to remember it by.

Incredibly crafted and amazingly varied throughout, the hop characters are evocative and bursting in their diversity, while the malt is delicate and a star in its background role; a stunningly unique and enjoyable pale ale that is just as sessionable as it is complex.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Act25
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Compares well with dales - my fave apa.

a) Pours a lighter copper body with mid carbonation and a massive 3 finger head that mounds, rocks, and gradually subsides to lasting lacing.
s) Too faint, better as it warms: floral, citrus, pine, fall wet earth.
t) But taste excels, explodes and fills in the gaps with crackery malt lit up by overlay of floral, citrus hops with increasing strength and complexity landing in a pine clean refreshing finale.
f) Medium bodied, dry, clean, crisp.
o) Up there with Dales - that's high praise! Could be an every day APA.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of broadway848
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duff96
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ljbonadonna92
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1L growler into a cup.
4/4.25/4.25/4.25/4
Smells fresh, floral, and resinous. Wonderful citrus and pine.
Super fresh and bitter. Lovely hops. Crisp, well-carbonated, the flavor is straightforward and a little boring (garlicky, piney hops with an orange finish) but powerful enough to make up for it.
Really nice pale ale. Recommended. Would drink again.

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

Photo of EMH73
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a very well retained fluffy white head that left a couple rings of lacing. Smells of citrus, pine, grass and a hint of malts. Tastes of grapefruit, pine, grass, orange, a hint of pineapple. Quite bitter and dry, light bodied, well carbonated.

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Photo of JMili
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gawz
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 6/12/17 poured into a tulip. Look is golden haze wih an inch white head leaving little lacing behind. The smell is grapefruit, pine, dank, citrus, and subtle malt! The taste is orange, grapefruit, pine, and earthiness with some very light malt. Feel is light and crisp, a nice hop bite in the back. Overall this is my first barrier beer and it is pretty delicious!

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dry hopped pale ale featuring Centennial, Cascade, and Comet hops... Pale gold body, lightly hazy, under a tall white head trailing lace arms behind... On the nose, grassy, floral, and grainy with hints of pine and citrus... On the palate, tight bitterness, dry, with very little by way of sweetness - a clean, crisp and light beer... Light-bodied, taut, earthy and bitter... Very much what I expect in a good pale ale (as opposed to an IPA) - lighter and tighter, bitter and dry as opposed to sweet and fruity... 6/12/17 canning...

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Photo of Basellne23
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No bottling date. Dry-hopped w/ Centennial, Cascade and Comet.

Appearance - Pours hazy and dull golden yellow with an off-white, fluffy two-finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a thick ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Citrusy and quite dank. Hints of passionfruit.

Taste - Quite earthy on the tongue; dank, grass and dirt. Moderate citrus rides beneath and surfaces near the finish, along with hints of pineapple and stonefruit pit nuttiness. Spice. Aftertaste is equal parts dank, earth and grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate, tingly carbonation. Goes down easy enough before a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Boy, this is easily the most dank, earth-driven pale I've ever had. It's not in my wheelhouse, but if that's your thing you'll love the hell out of this one.

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

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Greenroom from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 108 ratings