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Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Vancouver, Canada

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Give me your tears, Gypsy! This ruby red ale will mesmerize you with a caravan of malt flavour and entrancing hop presence. Served as Gyparillo Red IPA at Cask Days 2012, dry hopped with Gypsy and Amarillo Hops.


burnabyt's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burnabyt (27) - - APR 27, 2013
Pick a hop pack. 341ml, 6%abv. As the name says, it pours ruby, if not amber in color. The head is tight, and tan colored. It has good retention, and sticks to the glass. Subtle aroma with notes of molasses, and sweet citrus. The smooth base of pale, crystal, and victory malt is well complimented by the cascade hops. Medium carbonation and some chewiness. Overall, smooth, satisfying, and a good example of a hop forward amber ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brettsky06 (61) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a dark red color, nice caramel aroma with a touch of sweet fruit. Taste is nicely balanced between the hops and malts

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Can. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is nice caramel and some red fruit and berry notes. Taste is that of a well-balanced amber - some caramel malt and fruit notes but with a bit of a bitter, dry finish. Nothing special, but a tasty, balanced amber.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
greenflower (7) - - APR 7, 2016 does not count
Fruity floral aroma, beautiful color. Smooth, lovely flavor with a touch of hops. Fabulous beer! ?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 4, 2016
Bottle 341 ml. Reddish copper. Aroma: malty, sweet, fruit, floral, rose, caramel. Taste: sweet malt, candy, caramel, fruit, a small hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swiseman (471) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
pours a dark amber or red with thin tan head and heavy lacings. aroma is toasted caramel and some light coffee. fairly light mouthfeel, but this doesn’t detract from the taste explosion of caramel, light molasses and some grains. finish is enhanced with a balanced bitterness. no signs of alcohol despite the moderately high gravity. Overall, this is an impressive beer and an excellent example of what a standard amber/red ale should be (and surprisingly low price point). It is hard to rate it higher as nothing stands out, but that should not take away from what this is - a beer that knows what it is doing. I hope to try more from this brewery very soon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (3032) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle from trade with MaxHBroue, thanks man! Pours a clear copper (OK, amber) with a medium offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of caramel, fruits and pine. Taste doesn’t quite feel sweet and is moderately bitter. Pine and roast flavors along with some caramel again. A slight fruitiness in the finish. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation and a oily mouthfeel. Not bad, not great. Average american amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
341ml brown bottle. Appearance - clear amber, good clingy white cap. Aroma - quick floral, grapefruit, caramel and toasted malt. Taste - toasted malt, grapefruity bitterness. Resiny hops in the aftertaste. Body is medium, slightly creamy texture, nice mouthfeel. Pretty simple amber ale with good drinkability. Hoppier than I thought it would be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4773) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2016
mahogany color. Frothy white head. Fairly hoppy nose with some dried fruit notes. Strong coffee, pecan and strawberry notes. Moderately hopped. Fairly bitter. Not bad.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Beerslob2016 (1) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
What an amazing beer! Sipping it, I was magically transported to Europe. The aroma reminds me of the hospitals in Europe that routinely deny Roma medical care, while the ruby red color evokes visions of the blood of the scores of Roma exterminated during the Holocaust. The flavor really hits you - like a neo-Nazi who calls you a "dirty Gypsy" before breaking your face in. Next time, I’ll enjoy one of these beers with a hand rolled cigarette made with N*ggerhair tobacco, as brands that seek to turn race hate and racial slurs into profit should always be enjoyed together!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (1039) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
0.341 bottle. Clear, tea color and a medium, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, caramelized sugar, overripe apricot, and some delicate, earthy tones. Taste is malty, generally speaking, caramel, some grains, hoppy bitterness, delicate fruits. A medium body, an oily texture, a soft carbonation. Finish is bitterer, more hoppy, less grainy. Overall not a bad beer, not the most drinkable but pleasant.


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