Greenroom Pale Ale | 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by plaid75 on 08-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of spycow
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kegatron
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 07/08/13 notes. Had this on tap at Gingerman in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy medium yellow color with high carbonation evident and one inch of bright white head. Some light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, pale malts, fruity malts, grapefruit, light lemon, and wheat. Nice nose, some good citrus hops up front in it.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, pale malts, wheat, bready malts, grains, light citrus hops. Taste has much less less hops than the nose and a little more fruity malt. A step down for me.

m - Medium body and high carbonation. No alcohol heat and could be easy to drink with less carbonation.

o - Overall a decent IPA. Nose is very nice with a lot of citrus hops, though the taste is maltier and lacking the hops the nose promised. High carbonation hurts the mouthfeel, but a decent beer. Would give it another shot.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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


rereview 6/17

Tall can, canned about 10 days ago

Pours heavily hazed, snow white fluffy and lasting head

citric and delicious pale

NE style and seriously delicious...Barrier brews just keep getting better and better

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Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BEER88
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of dar482
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A familiar pale ale with grassy, flavor, a touch of grapefruit, bready malt, and then a big soapy quality on the finish .

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Photo of plaid75
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.4/5  rDev +10%
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!

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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jhfinn
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of socon67
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dleiner
3.37/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Greenroom Pale Ale from Barrier Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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