BruRm Pale Ale | The Brü Rm. at BAR

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Brewed by:
The Brü Rm. at BAR
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer emphasizes hops from beginning to end. The clean herbal aroma comes from dry hopping, that is adding hops after fermentation. For this we chose a variety of hops grown in the Yakima Mountains of Washington. The flavor starts with a delicious malty character and builds quickly to a big hop finish. There is no harsh lingering aftertaste, we have carefully crafted this brew so that the assertive dryness at the end starts to fade just as you are ready for another sip.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by beernbbq:
Photo of beernbbq
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic APA. Clean hop aroma, little yeast or barley detected in the smell. Taste, Ahh, thirst quenching and appetite stimulating. No problem putting down 2 or 3 pints of this, either while hanging in the bar or to enjoy with any of the excellent pizzas they are serving.

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Photo of far333
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Orangey amber color with a thick, foamy white head that sits atop the glass like a pile of whipped cream. This leaves rings around the glass as I drink. Aroma is very light, and consists mainly of citrus and light hops. Flavor is hoppy immediately, but not overly so. This is balanced well with a mellow malt sweetness. Pine comes through in the slightly dry finish, with some citrus notes in the aftertaste. This one was surprisingly hoppy for a pale ale, but very well balanced and refreshing.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the BruRoom Brew Pub. Serviceable cascade lke pale. Golden yellow body with lace sheets down the glass. The aroma is hoppy, but also malts. The carbonation is right there. Good orange citrus flavour, good drinkability, I could have a pint or two if that was all there was.

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Photo of StephRai
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of torchedpunk
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at BAR in New Haven, CT. This is a hipster joint right beside Yale University. Dark atmosphere, and as a NYC man I approve of their brick oven pizza. That is all they have, beer, pizza and Yale folk.

Appearance- It was on tap, apparently brewed on location. It was fill to the lip in a pint glass with no head by the time i got it except for a thin lace. It was a lovely golden amber, the color got me excited.

Smell- Instant notes of piney hops, It was a busy bar so that was all I picked up but I didn't know what to expect when I ordered it so when I got a hint of the hops I changed my expectations. I was actually in for a real beer.

Taste- Smooth, nice carbonation. Nice blend of fruity notes and bitter hop kick. It had a nice balance with a light malty foundation ending with a light piney hop taste. I was pleased and surprised by it, I didn't know this place would have a beer worth reviewing, I went in blind.

Mouthfeel- No overwhelming taste of alcohol hardly any to make note. Nicely carbonated, highly drinkable.

Overall- I didn't know what to expect but I would go back for their beer. I tried this and the stout and both impressed me. If you are thinking about going and you are going to be in New Haven, take the trip. This is def. there most beer drinker friendly beer, the stout was good too, but I certainly found this one to be worth writing about.

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Photo of TheJudge
4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very pleasant step up from the amber ale. A nice looking beer witha fluffy off white head, lighjt orange color, very clear. Strong hop aroma (Saaz?). Very pleasant to smell. Taste is very good. A number of different hops come through, leading me to believe they extra hopped this at the end for the aroma of only one. A good bite that lingers on the tongue, hints of citrus. Solid mouthfeel, decent body, good carbonation and contrasts. An extremely solid effort.

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

Served in a pint glass.

Pours a medium amber color with a very thin white head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is dominated by sweet orange citrus. Up front flavors of malt and grapefruit hops leads to sweet orange hops and a lemony, dry finish with no aftertaste. Malt is mixed in between all the hops very nicely taking turns as the lead flavor, great balance. Medium body, light carbonation, this is a very crisp drinkable Pale Ale. The hop flavors are kept in check by the malt but still allowed to shine.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of erosier
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours an orange amber color with a medium sized and medium bodied tan colored head that takes some time to fade. Laces some down the glass.
S: The smell is of sweet roasted malts, some citrisy and some piney hops in the nose at the end.
T: The taste follows the nose very well except is ends with a sweet aftertaste that seems to be the same with most of Bar's beers.
M: Very smooth, refreshing and has the perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer.

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Photo of abrodsky
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of hopdog
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the BruRoom Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and a little earthy. Tastes of caramel, some citrus, and lighter earthiness. Light lacing left on the glass.

Notes from: 09/14/07.

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Photo of mportnoy
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sulldaddy
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My second brew of the evening. The beer is served cold in a pint glass.
The beer exhibits a clear gold color with a bleached white surface layer of head present. Aroma is mild with caramel, piney hops and a faint whisp of butterscotch.
First sip reveals an average bodied brew with a fine yet prickly carbonation. Texture is very smooth and clean. Flavor is caramel followed by a brief piney hop bite and then covered by mild butterscotch flavors on the finish. I find the butterscotch here to be pleasant and not overpowering. The beer is very smooth and easy to drink. Quite enjoyable!

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Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Cath
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Durge
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This tastey ale was a clear amber color with a full off-white head and great lacing. I got a solid grapefruit hop aroma with a note of berries. It had a pleasant citrus and biscuit flavor, very refreshing and easy drinking. A little dry and bitter, but very smooth. Finely carbonated but somewhat thin. Very nice overall, a tasteful drinking beer.

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Photo of rorjets
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of UnionMade
2.51/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer is a lightish amber gold, with a clingy white head. Good lacing.
Aroma is mildly hoppy, with a hint of fruitiness and lots of sweetness. All of this, mind you, is buried under a thick butterscotch aroma that overpowers everything else.
Flavor is mainly a diacetyl butterscotch, with some hopping forging through the syrupy sweetness to attemp to redeem the beer at the very end. It didn't work. I don't know what the hell happened here, but this beer is awful, as were all the beers in the sampler. Probably the best in the bunch, however.

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Photo of mltobin
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChesterHop
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at NERAX.

This pale ale poured a very slightly hazy amber color with white foam. The smell was fruity hops (grapefruit). The taste was malty with a hint of buttery diacetyl (a pleasant addition) and low bitterness, which came forth mostly in the finish. There was a grapefruity hop flavor throughout. The body was medium with low carbonation and a lingering light bitterness. This was a nicely drinkable pale ale on cask.

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Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in an unmarked pint glass at BAR in New Haven, Conn.

A: Poured a medium, golden amber color with a one-finger head of fizzy foam which collected a good deal of sticky white lace.

S: Smells a bit bready, with grassy, herbal hop aromas and some citrus scents as well.

T: Tastes very dry and bready at first with a mild sweetness which lends way to a mild toffee sweetness and slight hope bitterness. The finish drys up a bit, leaving the palate a bit hoppier than originally stated, but still feels a bit like the English varietal here.

M: Medium bodied with a mellow, drying and quaffable mouthfeel. Easy to down on its own or with a pie.

D: Hovering around 5% ABV, this is a fine ale to cut the grease of your mashed potato or chix/broccoli pie, but it also has the legs to stand on its own as a sessionable APA. Give it a shot, chances are you won't regret it.

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

Cask Draught @ Connecticut Brewfest: This one poured a bit of an orangish color. The nose was OK, with mainly grapefruits hops, but also a hint of a sweet fruitiness down in there. The taste was a bit bitter, with an underlying dryness. Fairly nicely balanced.

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BruRm Pale Ale from The Brü Rm. at BAR
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