Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale


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3.8 out of 5


  • Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Amber Ale
  • Pros:

    Nice, mild hop

  • Cons:

    A bit on the sweet side

  • Conclusion:

    Nice, easy drinking beer with some flavour to it.

Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale Review

The Gypsy Tears Ale is fairly dark and boasts a good hop coming in around a 40 IBU. It also shouts a burnt-honey flavour and a sweetness tied to it. The amber/brown colour is a little darker than you may expect with a touch more bitterness than typical. What is different adds uniqueness and this is a good tasting beer. The sweetness can be a touch over the top but seems to be mellowed by the hop flavour. The beer finishes as expected with a bitter-sweetness and settles into more of just a bitter.

Alcohol – 5%
IBU – 40
Size – 6 x 341ml
Price – $12.25 for 6 (HARD TO FIND)
Also available in Unparalleled Sampler for $23.50




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  1. Feldmann
    Feldmann 4 March, 2013, 16:39

    I found that the hops and malts really came through and melded well together. The hops come through just a tad more but without being so powerful that they overpower the malts.

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  2. Beer Me BC | Fueling the Fire of BC Craft Beer – Hops Connect 9 March, 2013, 16:03

    […] casks were tapped, each brewed using hops provided by Hops Connect. The beers were the Parallel 49 Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale, Howe Sound Super Jupiter Grapefruit IPA and the The Powell Street Old Jalopy Pale […]

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  3. Beer Me BC | 2014 Canadian Oyster Beer Pairing Competition Winners 30 April, 2014, 17:42

    […] Winner: Parallel 49 Brewing Company “Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale” Runner Up: Steamworks Brewery “Collaboration […]

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