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

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papillon (382) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
341 mL Bottle. Amber body with a small frothy off-white head leaving lots of stringy lace.The aroma is sweet light malts with subtle hints of vanilla and caramel, and grapefruit-resiny hops. Sweet light malts and crystal malt dominate, then there is an astringent / spicy aftertaste and a piquant part that I absolutely love. and then shades of the crystal malt and hops merge in the finish. Gorgeous! Bonus points for a very one-of-kind-mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewmetheus (13) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Had it on tap, light refreshing with a moderate amount of hopps. A decent well balanced new style ale.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAndPonies (119) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
341 ml bottle from a Parallel 49 sampler six-pack from Liquor Depot, served in a straight-sided goblet. Pours a deep ruby red hue with a light tan cap that leaves some lacing. Aroma is deep with vinous and citrus hops, moderately sweet, with plenty of spiced dark fruit and berries, and a backing of malt toastiness; flavor is just as vast and has citrus, then vinous, fruitiness, and spiced toastiness. Moderately chewy body, very pleasant aftertaste. A truly luscious red ale, and I do love my red ales.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2400) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
On tap. Pours a reddish brown with no head. Aromas of brown sugar pine/citrus of pacific northwest hops. Flavors are similar although more pronounced; toffee/brown sugar and lemons/oranges with roast malts. Good balance with these hops. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 On tap at Sunset Grill in Kitsilano. A nice dark amber color. Very prominent hops up front. A bit of malt backing. Nice one.

And more recently on tap at Oscar’s Pub in East Van. Served in a P49 signature sleeve. Satisfying malts with a prominent hop note. Still a nice one!

And July 12, 2014 on tap at Earl’s in Yaletown in Vancouver. A murky dark brown beer, with generous light tan head, served in an absolutely massively heavy glass sleeve. still a magnificent balance of crisp hops and warming malts. 3.9.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OntBeerDrinker (495) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Really good. Juicy spicy,chocoalate,caramelmalt/hop and beer smell. 2 finger head that last/leaves lacy. Dark amber cooper red. some sips r a malt lovers dream juicy,fruity full bodied,yummy,some sips r a hop heads dream,greapfuirt/fruit punch,grassy,eather bittery,kinda scratches throat. also taste chocolate,brown sugar & caramel. TGood stuff. Heavy bodied. YUMMY!!! Cheer’s.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (305) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Smells like bread malt with some spice and piney hop notes. Taste has brown sugar, caramel malt, with a mild bitter orange peel finish. Tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RowBeer (1) - CANADA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
I really liked this beer. Nicely hopped with a malty side to it. Good colour. I will definitely try more beers from Parallel 49.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (425) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
This is delicious. Hoppy, citrous, , floral, malty, and quite frankly delicious. This was a big surprise taste wise, I did not expect what I got. I will buy more of this and maybe make it my go to in a pickle if need be.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
341ml bottle from variety pack. Pours a minimal head with nice lacing qualities. Colour is hazy caramel (Lovibond 20). Aroma is intensely complex - pine, peat, berries, sarsaparilla and citrus. Taste is initially hoppy, with a wet, earthy undertone. Greasy/wet palate. Gives way to sweeter, hay and citrusy aftertaste. Medium to long finish. Decent beer!


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