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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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

gregwilsonstl's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Looks just like grapefruit. Smells like ocean spray. Tastes like candy. No hops. I donít like raspberry and this has a lot of raspberry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7412) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Salem, Or - on tap at McMenamins Thompson Brewery and Public House. Slight haze to the light copper pour, slight off white head. Aroma of raspberry tang, some earthy essence. Nice fruitiness, light sourness, raspberry makes its presence known, some melon rind in the back end. Crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crispaire (57) - - SEP 23, 2016
On draft. Light salmon-pink color. The raspberries come through on the aroma and definitely on the palette. A pleasant drink and fit for the hot days of summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (627) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Cloudy golden amber color with a thin head. Very fruity aroma and flavor. The sweetness is startling at first, but it is well balanced. My only complaint is that the raspberry flavor overpowers any other malt or yeast flavors, but it doesnít matter. This is still a pleasant ale all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9667) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Tap at Queen Anne location in Seattle. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Some mild and tart raspberry. Medium flavor. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is light malt and berries. Taste is grain with lots of raspberry, and low bitterness. Low-medium body. Alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
On tap at Oak Hills A: Cloudy cream color with a thin white head. N: Raspberry, corn, cracker, vegetal, minerality, grass. T: Lightly sweet and lightly tart. M: Light body, no alcohol, prickly carbonation. O: Nothng to this. Less a Portland classic and more of an avoid because itís not worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2953) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Draft pour pint at the McMenamins Anderson School. Iíve never met a raspberry beer I didnít like. Pours a bright peach color with a big bubble head. Fresh raspberry, slightly sour aroma. Flavor is a big raspberry center with a wheat finish. I donít know. I love the style. The beer is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Sampler from Boonís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9593) - MŲlndal, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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.

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