Squizzle (172) - Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my favorite McMenamins beer. Its fruity and refreshing. Its great for summer drinking, watching live music, soaking in a McMenamins tub or otherwise running around one of their adult playgrounds.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this. finally, a raspberries actually tasted like real raspberries and they weren't dominating. Decent underlying wheat. This is one of the better fruit beers I've had.
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.
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very pleasant raspberry aroma and flavor. My glass is always tipped to brewers for using real fruit in this beer, although I typically don’t care for fruit beers. This beer is quite pale and thin, but for what it is, it’s quite pleasant. Try mixing this with the hammer head and it’s even better.
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at McMenamins on the waterfront. Appearance is hazy, pale ruby red color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is mostly raspberry. Flavor is raspberry, grapefruit, and bread. Has a nice fruity sweetness on the forefront with some bitterness in the finish. Pretty light bodied, crisp, with a noticeable but subtle acidity to it. Overall, one of my favorites from McMenamins. Definitely nice to drink one of these and watch the sailboats go by on a sunny day though :-)
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 (53) - 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
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. It’s 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 – 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 – This smells very fruity and wheaty. Tart raspberries dominate the smell with the wheat and slight hops taking up the rear.
Taste – Raspberries and wheat, just like the smell. The aftertaste of raspberries is very sweet like a jolly rancher, absolutely delicious right now!
Mouthfeel – 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 – This is a damn good fruit infused wheat beer, and I would be plenty happy to have pint after pint of this beer. It isn’t the best representation out there, but it serves its purpose well.