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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papillon (366) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1691) - 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 (630) - 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 (427) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (273) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
Cask at Cask Days 2012. Thirteenth beer of the fest. As ’Gyparillo Red IPA’. Pours a dark amber-brown with a small beige head. Fruity, resiny, hoppy aroma is quite nice. There’s some caramel malt in the back and a hint of spice in there too. Flavour is good but pales slightly next to that great aroma. Very fruity with light hops and a hint of spice. Average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
A study in Cascade hops, really. Extremely simple, but clean and quaffable. I guess this is the Pacific Northwest version of the English bitters you see in every little town made with the same ingredients over there. Enough resin to make me happy, crystal malt adds depth, and the drink winds up very quaffable. I’m really glad they made something this simple so well; one of the best BC "sessionables".

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (771) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Clear redish brown rusty pour with a clingy white head. Hoppy and flowery scent. A bit nutty, flowery and lots of fruits. Just a touch of bitterness. Rather like this. The brewers saw we should be able to find this in the LCBO next week or so. I’ll be picking some up when we do.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2872) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
341 ml bottle in a mixed pack from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear mahogany with a fair tan head. Aroma: Rich maltiness, berry-like fruits, brown sugar, surprisingly nice resin/pine hops, a little floral, a bit dank, good stuff. Palate: Medium+ body, fine, full effervescence. Flav.: More of the same...rich, crunchy, fruity malts, big resin/pine/fresh hops, quite nice; dry with pretty good bitterness and a long brown sugar and pine/resin finish.

Nice stuff!


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