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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
n 1985, McMenamins became the first brewery in the U.S.A. to legally use fruit in the creation of ales. While many other breweries have followed suit, we still make this Ruby exactly as we first did: Light, crisp and refreshingly fruity. Over 55 pounds of hand-macerated, fresh, whole raspberries are used in every batch. Taste the original!

Malts: Pale Malt
Hops: Chinook
Fruit: Whole Raspberries
Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.038; Terminal Gravity: 1.005; Alcohol by Weight: 3.3%
Calories/pint: 170


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2828) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Sampler from Boon’s Treasury. Pink/rose in color. Lightly fruity nose. Flavor is a little fruit with quite a bit of graininess. Finish is a little thin. Decent fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
Part of a flight on June 26, 2015. At the brewpub (McMenamins Hillsdale) in Portland.
Marked as 4.39% ABV.
Cloudy peach color, whtie head. Fruity, fresh, raspberry taste. Raspberry and wheat dough aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Raspberry scent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap @ McMenamins Barley Mill. Hazed orange-pink-red pour with a creamy white head. Bready malt mixed with slightly tangy berry. Dehydrated raspberry and some pretty decent cereal notes. The flavor is kind of tangy and also a bit sweet. Maybe some vanilla and bread dough. A little soda-like. Pretty nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
On tap at Kennedy School
Hazy red/pink with a small pinkish head, light lacing. Mild aroma of raspberry. Flavors of raspberry, mild tartness and some sweetness
Ok, but I wouldn’t want another

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Draft - Pale malts and some biscuit. Cloudy yellow gold with a decent white head. Raspberry and not to sweet but jammy. Typical for what it is.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (2171) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours very light almost clear gold. Minimal head. Nose is of rotted berries. Taste is generally sweet, not fruit out side of when I burp, then I get some raspberry on the back flow. Light body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and slight citric aroma. Smooth fruity, peachy and mild citric. Smooth and fruity flavoured finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"an interesting light fruity beer with some earthy hops and just a touch of tartness. raspberry is the main fruit component, and they do it justice here. pretty standard beers for the most part, but this one was cool."

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1443) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Cranberry red with a small off-white head and modest lace. Tart raspberry flavors offset anything else going on. Light body, lively carbonation and a fruity finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Draught in a flight at the Mill Creek brewpub. Pours a very cloudy copper color. Nose is light, with a little bit of berry coming through. Taste is slightly sweet, with a lot of grains and malt in there, but effectively no fruit taste. Which is odd for a fruit beer...


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