Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #15 – Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale

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Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #15

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.