Ruby Tears | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Ruby TearsRuby Tears
BA SCORE
3.82/5
216 Ratings
Ruby TearsRuby Tears
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
parallel49brewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale

Added by FondueVoodoo on 07-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,909
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
216
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
54
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 49
Reviews by andrenaline:
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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another gem courtesy of joemcgrath27.

A - Pours a nice ruby red colour, finger of head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Loads of earthy hops and buttery caramel, bready notes and a hint of black licorice.

T - The bready caramel comes through alongside the earthy hop notes, nice citrus bitterness lingers with a touch of grassy notes and burnt sugar.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A fantastic example of the style with a perfect balance between hops and caramel malts. Super easy drinking yet full of flavour. Well worth seeking out and I'm super pumped I had the privilege of trying it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Sid_Smith
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a really solid beer at a good price. Nice and hoppy the way I like it, tastes more like an ISA than a red ale which I really like. I reccomend it as a solid cheaper end craft beer. Try other 49th parallel brews as well, it's a great brewery.

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Photo of Ravens123
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LDuke
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ry-guy
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Photo of mattguterres
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
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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Photo of CWVegas
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jcubz
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of davediff
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bazzz
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of bryanzk
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Photo of cletetron
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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Ruby Tears from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 216 ratings
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