Reid (2237) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
picked up this in the 22oz bomber on the way home tonight.
I have never had the Ruby before so not sure at all of the correct style.
The beer has a really nice look to it a slightly hazy ..almost luminescent orangy colour..odd to describe but its impressive..extremely small head which dissapears real quick leaving a slight lace down the glass.
The smell of the beer is very fruity..almost raspberry..with some nice malt and only a trace of hop near the end . Its good though.
Feels very nice on the tongue good carbonation and not too dry..nice.
This is a most drinkable brew indeed..I could easilly quaff many pints of this little beauty on a summers day!
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.
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.
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red colour, impressive berry nose and palate. Light, easy-drinking. The use of fresh fruit (not extract) is quite noticeable, and makes this a rare fruit beer worth drinking.
Braudog (6197) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Big raspberry aroma on a cloudy orange beer. More of a malty flavor than I expected, crisp and powerful. This is an interestingly good and unique beer. Want more.
andrewje41 (2508) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour pint at the McMenamins Anderson School. I’ve never met a raspberry beer I didn’t 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 don’t know. I love the style. The beer is good.
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.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2004, on tap: Murky grapefruit colored. Big sweet raspberry aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet with an acidic ending. Both watery and fizzy.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. hazy orange color with thin white head that laced the glass. Aroma was buttery caramel. I didn’t smell any raspberry, but there was a light raspberry flavor with a delicious buttery caramel flavor that followed the aroma. Above average amount of carbonation.
Squizzle (226) - Ashland, Oregon, 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.