Chapel Hill’s most revered recording studio gives this American Session Pale Ale it’s name. Rubber Room is an everyday drinker that’s made with North Carolina grown rye. Rubber Room is less bitter than many pale ales, and is light in color only. It is hop forward without being overwhelming and has a heavy citrus nose, with lemon, lime and grapefruit notes. Plus, at around 4.0% ABV you can have a couple and still hit all the right notes.
From the Brewer’s Log: This was a very challenging beer to make. The low alcohol content makes it very delicate. So I decided to focus on the hop profile, making it apparent but not dominating. I achieved this by focusing on citrus flavors, and especially some lemon and lime flavors from New Zealand Motueka hops. It finishes dry and crisp, with only a slight biscuit malt profile. I think of this beer as the perfect drink for sitting on in the sand at Atlantic Beach, throwing into a bag at the (frisbee) golf course or just for sitting around Carrboro and people watching.
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy/hazy golden orange pour with one finger of off white head. Very grassy nose with soft fruity notes and a nice fresh/green character. Nice flavor, very green and grassy fresh hops. Light body with a firm bitterness.
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beer Camp Across America southeast. Pours a slightly hazy golden brown with fluffy off-white head. Aroma of nice resinous floral, grassy, and citrus from the hops, with a hint of biscuit malt. Taste follows, a hint of spicy character, light in body, hop forward but not over the top. Good stuff.
DedicatedToFun (3657) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent america pale ale, on tap at silly string in carrboro, up and coming brewery
TURDFERGUSON (4009) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the source. Pretty tasty session beer. Has some nice citrus notes, a bit grassy, also some light butter notes. Flavor is similar, easy drinking, a bit buttery, but hopefully later batches will improve on that. One of my favorite of steel string’s beers so far despite the minor flaws.
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