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Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by FondueVoodoo on 07-30-2012

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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 198
Reviews by wordemupg:
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4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 1/11/12

A reddish amber liquid with just a few bubbles and a finger of tan foam that hangs around long enough to leave a single partial ting of lace

S very well balanced nose, heavy hops with some floral citrus and faint pine with a little orange sherbert, it has a malt backbone with some hard toffee with some nuttiness and very faint coco. pretty sexy nose with a little of everything I'd hope for from the style

T not quite as intense as the nose but still quite nice, the hops are still there but not as strong as the nose, the malt has a little more to say in the mouth, very good but the nose was great

M medium-light with enough carbonation to give it some life, a nice rind, nut, caramel aftertaste has more complexity then intensity

O well rounded and balanced, I could swig a few of these without trying, I'm already deep into my second bottle at this point of the review and I haven't been typing for long. Great Red Ale that would make a nice session

great mix of the hops and malt, this breweries off top a great start in my books , keep em coming

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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 I didn't get more than the one bottle. Still time to rectify that, I think.

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.