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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
88
very good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FondueVoodoo on 07-30-2012)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

04-19-2013 03:57:44 | More by Jason
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

09-08-2013 03:47:38 | More by cam477
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-13-2014 14:13:51 | More by beerhunter13
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

08-04-2012 19:08:06 | More by chickenm
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LDuke

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

04-06-2014 03:11:44 | More by LDuke
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

10-26-2013 00:50:02 | More by MJ63
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-11-2013 20:04:57 | More by JonnyBeers
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

341ml single bottle.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark bronzed amber colour, with two fingers of bubbly, foamy pale beige head, which leaves some nice hoodoo profile lace around the glass as it evenly seeps away.

It smells of mild citrus pith, a stronger perfumed floral note, a bit of bready caramel, further fleshy tropical fruit, and some earthy, leafy hops. The taste is a nice, big ol' bowlful of biscuity, crackery, crisp grainy malt, with just a teaspoon of caramel sweetness, some citrus and drupe fruitiness, and softer floral, fruity hops. A soft warming of the booze and my proverbial cockles (my first semi-successful sylleptic attempt - yay me!) accompanies elapsed time spent with this offering.

The bubbles are average, in a pleasant enough manner, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, to no ill effect, and workaday smooth. It finishes off-dry, the soft sweetness and various drying elements doing well to play nicely together.

As the aroma initially kind of threw me, I was quite delighted by the almost ESB-esque malt character here. The cascade hops lend a decently restrained citrus/floral bitterness, and all that is left for me to muse about, is why didn't I get more than the one bottle. Still time to rectify that, I think.

11-24-2012 05:43:08 | More by biboergosum
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mattguterres

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-03-2012 03:11:42 | More by mattguterres
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%

Not a bad red, fresh from LCBO. Lasting head, reddish colour. Some hops ( the IBU I'm guessing at almost IPA level) that give it a grapefruit-orange finish to a malty English style ale. Slightly above average mouthfeel. A good transition beer as good drinkability.

06-09-2013 03:18:46 | More by Sammy
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CWVegas

Nevada

4/5  rDev +2%

07-03-2013 02:45:22 | More by CWVegas
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dirtylou

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-30-2013 05:05:37 | More by dirtylou
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-29-2013 05:59:04 | More by jcubz
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davediff

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-14-2014 01:06:05 | More by davediff
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bazzz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-30-2013 21:34:50 | More by bazzz
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

06-21-2014 12:46:49 | More by woodchip
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

Let me look through your treasures gypsy ... give me your tears or I will take them
A - clear brown with light ruby notes, solid head retained nicely with mostly consistent lacing around the glass
S - floral and perfume as if the temptress on the label was calling you, orange citrus and candied fruit, all very rich aromas
T - fresh grass and sweet fruity malt, cola, perfume and tropical fruit hoppiness
M - medium to light body with crisp floral and hop notes and a sweet stickiness
O - this is so good, just so good, part of a 12-mixer that was so worth the purchase

11-12-2012 05:23:19 | More by joemcgrath27
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

09-28-2012 19:17:04 | More by cletetron
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bouncepass

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-21-2014 17:36:40 | More by bouncepass
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-18-2013 06:34:09 | More by 1stOffender
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-22-2013 23:50:04 | More by souvenirs
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

02-01-2014 05:50:35 | More by Boozecamel
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -9.7%

Bottle dated C2613 (March 26, 2013?)
Poured in to tulip.

A - Medium to dark amber with a thin layer of dirty white head.

S - Sweet caramel and toffee aromas are dominant with some floral and grassy hop notes.

T - A good bitterness up front with floral notes. The malt bill takes over mid-palate, adding caramel and toffee flavours.

M - Medium body with light carbonation. Slightly oily.

06-04-2013 01:58:48 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-03-2013 00:21:48 | More by ThinkAgain
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

2.85/5  rDev -27.3%

Appearance - Medium dark reddish-brown. More or less opaque. Thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a film.

Smell - Sweet toasted malts. Toffee and molasses. Might be a hint of citrus.

Taste - Slightly watery sweet caramel and dark toast. Light lemony-orange in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium and crisp.

Overall - Flavor's a bit harsh, but also seems thin. Not nearly as rich in caramel flavors as the color implied.

09-27-2013 02:18:23 | More by scaliasux
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Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.