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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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very good

145 Ratings

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 the 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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Purchased at the LCBO for $14.00 6pk. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- 3.5- Opens well and pours a good head that does not last at all. Rather dark but red no.

S- 3.5- Good malt but not much else.

T- 4.0- Not bad. Good malt backbone with hops Not very complex and very medium of the line in taste

M- 3.75- Pretty good. Dry but refreshing

O- 4- Rating this girl a bit high but that's ok

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer went well with...... BBQ pork ribs


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Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.