Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #15
- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3.0 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale – Parallel 49 Brewing, 6.0% ABV – 341ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
- Style: Amber Ale
- Taste: Boozy sweet caramel malt mild stonefruit resiny hopped bitter
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: don’t bother
Visual: Pours reddish brown, 1cm dissipating micro head, micro layer of retention, steady scattered singular streams, lots of suspended sediment.
Nose: sweet caramel malts, hints of apricot. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: fizzy-half creamy, incoming sweet malts
Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-sweetness, (MAIN) alcoholic caramel malts, brown/cane sugar, hints of apricot
Finish: dry, resiny hopped, lingering toffee malt, residual sweetness.
Summary: Goes from too sweet to hopped bitter, not particularly digging the transitions. Also, seems unjustifiably heavy for just a 6%’er.