eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at Mill Creek location; somewhat raspberry pop mid palate but very diluted; very thin to watery; hop aroma did not match lacking hop flavor; bartender stated this ruby is made with fresh raspberries and not an elixir (hence the water feel in my opinion); not enough fruit flavor to compensate; definitely shied me away from getting again. (#5)
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent summer beer. Just the right amount of fruitiness with the wheat earthiness. Very drinkable.
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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 oneís a sure thing
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 I can get this on tap at about 10 different places within walking distance of my house in Portland. Ruby is a great summer beer: nice and easy-drinking, pleasantly fruity with a great wheat flavor and character. Itís light and smooth on the palate, yet finishes with a delicious flourish. This is a great one to have on the way back home from work.
josephselander (42) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance Ė Pours a hazy pinkish orange color, a very light orange. This looks like grapefruit juice, a very appetizing grapefruit juice. A clean white 1 and a half finger head subsides on the slower side of fast and leaves no lacing.
Smell Ė This smells very fruity and wheaty. Tart raspberries dominate the smell with the wheat and slight hops taking up the rear.
Taste Ė Raspberries and wheat, just like the smell. The aftertaste of raspberries is very sweet like a jolly rancher, absolutely delicious right now!
Mouthfeel Ė A little low on the carbonation for the style, which hurts this beer a little. It is nice and light though, perfect for the summetime.
Drinkability Ė This is a damn good fruit infused wheat beer, and I would be plenty happy to have pint after pint of this beer. It isnít the best representation out there, but it serves its purpose well.
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Underrated beer! Iíve had this a number of times and each time I am respecting it more and more. A pinkish colour with a very fruity taste. Not too heavy, yet not horribly light. An all around delicious treat.
harpsm (27) - Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample size draft. This beer avoids most fruit beer pitfalls - itís not syrupy or overly sweet and the raspberry flavor is significant and well integrated into a crisp, refreshing beer.
Garbbled (24) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellenr raspberry...way better than New Belgiumís Frambozen. Good taste through and through. If you get a chance, try it!!
camelorama (22) - - FEB 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i am not sure how to explain ruby...she tastes good but sometimes she tastes flat...i have recently started having Rubinators (Ruby & Terminator Stout blend) because it gives Ruby just what she needs to be perfect...I have to say that i never go anywhere near a McMenamins without stopping in & grabbing a Ruby
jujuparijs (22) - USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too long ago to remember the whole taste but wrote on a piece of paper the score ...hehehe