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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pale amber, pinkish hue. Aromas of fruit and caramel. Taste does have a hint of raspberry to it, but not a lot. Mostly caramel. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Light honey colored, cloudy, looks like a weiss beer. Aroma is raspberry, sweet, hints of yeast. Flavor is pretty sweet. Nice summer beer, one that a think alot of none beer drinkers would enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Hazy gold color with a light creamy head . The aroma is very light, almost non-existant, a touch of raspberry, but it could be discounted easily. Finishes lightly malty and surprisingly good. Almost no flavor here. A run of the mill cookie cutter franchise micro, eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Mild aroma, and the flavor comes through the tasting with a one-second delay. Drinkable, gentle, with a seltzer-water like quick finish. Hazy pink grapefruit juice appearance. (on tap at Ringlers/Crystal Ballroom, Portland)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Underrated beer! I’ve 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Tap poured a light, light red hue with a thin head. Enjoyable berry flavor that isn’t over done and doesn’t lose sight of its hop balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Pink with a pinkish head, very raspberry and maybe a little lemon citrus. Finish is short.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
A fruit beer, but you would never know. I tasted a lot of Wheat (which is probably not correct).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap at the Hillsboro location..wait do they have more than one in Hillsboro? Anyway, pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A light fruity nose, some earthy malt. The flavor is basically similar: light and clear berries, earthy dry malt, some light crispness. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, 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.

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