Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice, full, pinkish white head, ruby-red grapefruity color. Sweet, fruity aroma, definitely raspberries, cherries, reminiscent of a kriek lambic aroma, but just a little. Hops are very low, to non-existent, extremely low bitterness, light body, slight finish. The fruity flavor persists, but there’s little texture, little body, as un-ale-like as an ale can get, but I can get, and basically respect, what they are getting at. This is their "girl’s beer". Fruity, but not hoppy. Passably enjoyable.
Sampled late September 2002
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not terrible, but refreshing, a good spring time beer. At least it is balanced and you can taste the fruit, and it is really showcased in this one. Just a little crisp and tart in the finish.
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
Syzzer (572) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fruity-berry taste, very fruity. (one taster said it was like bad applejuice). There is a soury flavor. Very nice ruby grapefruit color
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours a cloudy reddish gold body with a minimal fizzy white head that faded quickly to a thin ring. The nose is full of raspberry sweetness and a pale doughy malt base. The flavor is rather sweet with a raspberry extract finish and some light doughy malt. Medium bodied and a touch sticky with fizzy soft carbonation. Pretty bland and predictable.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looked a lot like grapefruit juice. Light texture. Light, bready and doughy malts; yeasty; very "wheat-like" flavors. Light raspberry flavors and esters; glad to see the raspberry infusion wasn't overdone. Mild sweetness was cleaned away by the lively carbonation. Dry finish. With every sip, it felt like I wasn't getting anywhere.
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Quite fruity raspberry aroma. Cloudy orange colour, small white head. Fruity flavour with a hint of raspberry, a little watery. The aftertaste is also very raspberryish. I guess the berry flavour is well done, but it does not do much for me. This needs to be mixed with Terminator Stout to be very enjoyable.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
You know, I’ve never been much of a fruit beer fan so I already had low expectations. For a fruit beer this guy was pretty decent, mainly because the fruit flavor wasn’t very strong. I could still taste the beer beneath it which was a pretty decent beer.
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Lighthouse Brewpub, Lincoln City, OR. June 2005. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber colour with a small white head. Fruity aroma with lots of raspberries. Sweet malty and thin flavor with hints of raspberry. Fruity finish.
risingsunzpr (8) - Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2009 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am quite fond of Mcmenamins brew this ruby ale with some monstrous rasberry flavor did however dissapoint. I have had several reasberry brews and did not care for most, this was no exception. Mcmenamins does beer far better than the impression this brew leaves. Rasberry leaves that is, I suggest you all leave this one alone and grab a Terminator.