TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this one on draught at McMenamins Edgefield, in Troutdale, OR. This is the first time I had tried Ruby since 1999, and I have forgotten what a well done fruit beer Ruby really is. This beer pours to a slightly hazy, light ruby red color, with a soapy white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with tart and sweet aromas of raspberry. The palate is lean, with some crisp, light pale malt flavor, paired with wonderful tart and sweet raspberry flavors. This beer finishes crisp, and then ends with tart raspberry flavopr that lingers. Very well done fruit beer with excellent raspberry aromas and flavors. An ideal aperitif, digestif, or desert beer. I really enjoyed trying this one again.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellowish with slight red hue. Wheaty aroma with raspberry essence. Flavor is more of the same. Raspberries taste natural. Tart and wheaty. A nice fruit beer
pelicanfleck (15) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I live about 1 mile from where this brew is crafted. It is a brew that is made with rassberries involved. It is a great all around fruit brew and here is my review:
Appearance: The appearance is a beer that is "silty" and unfiltered. It has a slight ruby hue to it and caps off nicely with a finger width head.
Smell: Fruity, that of rassberries and hops
Taste: The taste is crisp and refreshing. The rassberries don not over take the beers natural hoppieness. Very flavorfull
Mouthfeel: The carbonation in this brew is low so that you can really guzzle it down with no carb-burn. Good taste with very little aftertaste.
Drinkability: This is a brew that I would drink again. I would rather order it in the bottle to go though, I will explain upon reviewing the joint.
Orion1800 (51) - Piedmont, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer does a fantastic job of blending the strong flavor of rasberry while still tasting like a good ale. This one’s a sure thing
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Mill Creek brewpub. Pours murky pink; looks just like pink grapefruit juice minus the pulp. Fizzy white foam atop. Smells hugely of raspberries, like breakfast syrup or drink concentrate. Kinda fakey that way. Watery, flat, sticky. Yuck.
bhensonb (10979) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at McMenamins Sunnyside. Aroma of floral and fruit. Guava to me. Raspberry they say. Pink grapefruit color with a white head. Wheat and light grapefruit to start. It didn’t turn into raspberry for me until the finish, which was otherwise wheat. Found no bitter in the finish. Nice and refreshing though.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Sherwood location. Arrived looking like pink grapefruit juice,, cloudy and pale pink color with little to no head. Raspberry dominates aroma, flavor is crisp and wheaty with berry and fruit notes and hints of hop. Medium body and gentle carbonation. Not bad for a summer cooler.
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Six Arms, Seattle. The raspberry flavor really packs a wallop! Beer is light and refreshing without the overbearing fizziness of some lighter fruit beers. Wonderful balance between the raspberry flavors and some legitimate beer characteristics. Very, very refresing. Worth a try.
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Reddish pink pour with a small white head. Mild aroma of fruits and sweetness. Taste is fruity with mostly raspberries up front, some wheatiness as well. Very light and easy to drink. A good, light fruit beer.
Peanut8117 (11) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great summer beer. It’s light & fruity.