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Ruby Ale - McMenamins

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BA SCORE
80
good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.39% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 03-22-2003)
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Reviews by jreitman:
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jreitman

California

3.28/5  rDev -6.8%

Very strong aroma of sweet peaches and raspberry which was quite nice. Very visibly carbonated. Poured a pale gold in color with peach highlights and a slight haze (chill haze in all likelihood). Slight hint of sweet fruit right up front and then BAM! That fruit gets lost in a very harsh wheat bite. Light bodied with a slickness on the palate. Was an interesting beer to try but wouldn't try it again until they get things more in balance.

09-28-2003 23:10:15 | More by jreitman
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-15-2011 02:55:21 | More by bpfrush
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-22-2012 23:58:53 | More by WaydeRafnel
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-15-2013 04:14:28 | More by LXIXME
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-31-2013 02:07:46 | More by ste5venla
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heather625

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

07-21-2013 20:51:15 | More by heather625
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PretzelCity

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-14-2014 06:05:30 | More by PretzelCity
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DESTRO

Nevada

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%

girlfriend raves about this stuff and got me a bottle. pours out like grapefruit juice. pink in color with a small white head. very unexpected. the nose is subdued, hint of raspberries and grapefruit, a hint of malt. nice smooth carbonation, tingly. flavor wise its citrusy, fruity, a light hint of grainy malt... not intense at all. but refreshing and could easily replace a soda in the right situation.

04-17-2004 07:26:37 | More by DESTRO
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-14-2013 05:56:21 | More by jaydoc
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Dcbelkot

Washington

5/5  rDev +42%

07-01-2014 21:47:49 | More by Dcbelkot
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-24-2013 00:19:14 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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Tim27

New York

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

03-03-2012 23:42:27 | More by Tim27
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-10-2013 18:52:40 | More by warpedrevolution
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mrunseen

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +16.5%

Appearance: Ruby, as the name implies, carries with it a rather pinkish / orangish hue (which is probably to be expected from a beer brewed with raspberries). This beer is by no means red / purple and is translucent when held to the light. There was a nice head initially, which dissipated with time, leaving minimal lacing as I finished my beer.

Smell: The nose on this beer is one of the berries that give the beer it's coloring (raspberries). It's a pleasant smell that hints at the flavor to follow.

Taste: The fruit taste to this beer is not overwhelming, but rather, just enough to let you know that there was definitely some fruit involved in the brewing process. Overall, it's a nice taste to compliment a hot day.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel of Ruby is nothing out of the ordinary. Mild carbonation and a lighter body.

Drinkability: Very good! On a hot day, it's hard to beat a beer like this. I would highly recommend a cold Ruby when the temperature rises.

12-29-2009 07:35:32 | More by mrunseen
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jcalabre

California

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

Originally sampled on 21 August 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
Appearance: The color is almost like ruby grapefruit juice.
Flavor: This beer has a nice tart/sweet taste. It is definitely different. I like it. I'm always willing to try something a little different & McMenamin's, in my opinion, is successfull w/ this one. Also, I think that it is a good hot weather beer

06-28-2003 12:18:11 | More by jcalabre
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-02-2012 02:04:18 | More by Birdlegs
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DrTrygga


4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

04-12-2012 19:06:03 | More by DrTrygga
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jakewatt135

Oregon

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-02-2014 14:00:55 | More by jakewatt135
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1whiskey

Oregon

2.73/5  rDev -22.4%

On tap @ the Cedar Hills pub. This beer is quite a cloudy sawdust color w/ just a hint of pink. No head whatsoever. Server categorized it as an "amber ale w/raspberries", but it sure looks like an unfiltered wheat. Here goes...

Smell is of mild raspberry(duh) tartness and somewhat suprisingly, ice tea. Faint wheat and grass notes. Intrigued, I'm eager to taste this.

Taste is just slightly tart, no bitterness as I can't detect any hops at all. Very thin, barely there malt backdrop becomes evident about halfway through. More tea flavor, as well as some very faint grapefruit notes. No alcohol warming (only 3.3% by volume).

Body is somewhat heavier than you might expect, there's a lot of sediment in this. Not much carbonation to speak of.

Though intitially intrigued, I found myself disappointed. This seems like a beer without an identity. IMO, if you are going to use raspberries in your beer, it should either be rich and sweet(like a frambrozen), or crisp and refreshing(good fruit-infused hefe's are widely available). This is neither, although it could be a decent summer thirst quencher if some of the excess sediment was filtered out. All in all, I found this to basically be a novelty beer for the non-beer drinker in your group. The brewery website says that the hops used to make this "vary", so I may revisit this next summer.

11-02-2005 17:35:33 | More by 1whiskey
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DrLipids


3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-18-2012 01:46:11 | More by DrLipids
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-13-2013 18:16:10 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +14.5%

Ah at last I got a Mcmenamin's in bottle, I am used to going to their brew pubs.
I picked up this in the 22oz bomber on the way home tonight.
I have never had the Ruby before so not sure at all of the correct style.
The beer has a really nice look to it a slightly hazy ..almost luminescent orangy colour..odd to describe but its impressive..extremely small head which dissapears real quick leaving a slight lace down the glass.
The smell of the beer is very fruity..almost raspberry..with some nice malt and only a trace of hop near the end . Its good though.
Feels very nice on the tongue good carbonation and not too dry..nice.
This is a most drinkable brew indeed..I could easilly quaff many pints of this little beauty on a summers day!

03-22-2003 21:59:19 | More by Reidrover
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Anino531

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +23.6%

Got this beer initially as part of a tasting. I had 6 beers at McMenamin's Edgefield and this was my favorite. The beer was Great. I loved the raspberry taste and color. Probably cannot drink this all night due to the sweetness, but overall loved the beer

06-22-2012 00:58:29 | More by Anino531
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Braz

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-06-2013 10:52:35 | More by Braz
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-15-2014 15:15:35 | More by Drknight
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Ruby Ale from McMenamins
80 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.