Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
202
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
27.51%
 
 
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3
Gots:
49
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0
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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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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
3.78 out of 5 based on 202 ratings.
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