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Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Gypsy Tears Ruby AleGypsy Tears Ruby Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FondueVoodoo on 07-30-2012

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Photo of LampertLand
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bnes09
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid malt backbone suggesting wheat and caramel. Assertive leafy, herbal, pine-like hop balances the malt well. Medium body with a coarse texture. Pretty standard red ale with a little more hop flavor than normal. Pretty tasty.

Photo of Bunman3
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an extremely well done beer. It looks great - deep ruby color with a nice lingering tuft of head. The nose is West Coast hops that extend into the flavor profile. There is lots of toasted malt balanced with dark fruit and signature grapefruit essence. There are many layers to this beer and it is absolutely delicious.

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

Photo of imfinished
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Howycwap
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mick303
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into a Dogfish IPA glass. Quite a dark ruby brown, very nice cap of off-white head, leaving a decorative curtain lacing and good retention.

S - an assertive start of rich aromas; toasty caramel malt, a bit bready, with a lot of NW hop notes, grapefruit, citrus zest, florals, with some earthy aspects from the malt, some juicy red fruits and berries, raspberry notes, butterscotch. Quite nice, if slightly muddled.

T - similar lines here, assertively hoped, notes of grapefruit as well as a coating resiny undertone, piney for sure, underneath there is some caramel notes and an underlying breadiness to counter the pronounced bitterness. Some spice, chilis, earthy cumin, and the orange fruitiness. Finish is lingering, some red fruits and the lingering herbal hop notes.

M - satisfying, as well as refreshing. Good balance while also delivering a decent hop kick. Moderate body and I find quite well carbonated. Has some sharpness.

A nice hoppy Red IPA, I could maybe nit-pick some things but realistically it tastes pretty good, delivers well on both the malt and hop notes, and is also crisp on the end and easy to drink down. I might not search it out for awhile but would certainly have it again, a nice hop character and balance, and a good beer all around.

Photo of Ry-guy
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Larz_73
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kjyost
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Marliferious
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of zweird
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.26/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear honey brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus zest, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour brown sugar, citrus zest, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that is obviously showing signs of infection, but there are a few aromas and flavors that I can get other than sour and funk.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of BcCraft710
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of Jesse1258828
2.64/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of alostplot
4.12/5  rDev +7%

Photo of RyanJames6969
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Mlkluther
4/5  rDev +3.9%

I over his beer. Full body with the hops cutting through. I almost always have some in my fridge.

Photo of jennybeer
2.92/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of findango
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of housemau5
4.48/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Caishalea
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.