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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9052) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2016
330ml bottle from Beerhive. Pours clear red-brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of toffee, red fruit, herbal hops. Taste is sweet, more toffee, fruity finish. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: sweet grains, raisin bread, caramel, light citrus. Taste: slightly prickly mouth feel, toasted malt. Finish: light molasses, caramel, dry grassy bitterness. (can code: 14 11B2216, whatever the F that means, tasted 04/26/16)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cartoonkhaki (1245) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Amber body with off white head. Malt aroma. Flavour is along the sweet side but everything seems balanced with it. Good body as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3215) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber/ruby body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of toffee, orange and herbs. Flavour of marmalade. Medium body with a prickly, fizzy mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brettsky06 (93) - 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 (1045) - 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 (1745) - 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 (472) - 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 (3133) - 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.


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