Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale - Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.