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Parallel 49 Robo Ruby Imperial Ruby Ale

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Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: American Strong Ale
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6668) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle, shared with Robbie post-RBAG 2014. Deep red-orange hue, thick light gold head. Ripe tropical fruit and sweet malts, nice thick hop profile. If you like this style, this is quite good; but if youíre not a fan of red IPAs then this wonít win you over. The finish is moderately bitter, and this sweetness is not too over-the-top. More drinkable than Mission Carrack, which is a very similar brew. Interesting to see the wide range of opinions here, but I liked it more than I expected to.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (374) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
It pours a clear, reddish amber body under a dense, small, light beige head. Resiny and piney nose with lots of maltyness and some caramel roastyness. Sugar, caramel and maltyness in the flavor, as well as pine cones and resin. Bitter and sweet. Full-bodied and almost sticky, as well as almost astringent from the hops. Bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle - Earthy hops and light coffee. Clear copper with a beige head. Rich caramel malts, syrupy and rich finish. Pretty nice.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Not a big fan. Did not finish 2nd half. Regular Ruby is perhaps the nicest P49 beers I have had so had some interest despite the big ABV. Came across like strong cough syrup. Think, boozy and not particularly tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Clean slate. Clean slate. Convincing mind that this ainít a 49. Aaaaaaaand go. Thick malts, caramel, muted berries and molasses, some Christmas candy or baked treat with maraschino cherries, toffee or fudge or something, zest. The intensity of LA v SJ game 7 in the first round is thick. This has gone straight to my smart thingy. Smells more like a poorly made hoppy barleywine. I donít think this is poorly made so donít panic, homers. The taste reminds me of the same. Quite malty. The bitterness is up there but canít hold up to the kitchen sink of flavours. At least thatís what it reminds me of. This isnít a deep thinker. Smooth less than sweet caramel, background pine and wisps of alcohol (wisps of wisps), orange, pine, pepper zip, thick. Thick is todayís theme. Ok feel. Kind of a lost beer. Works. Head starting to feel like I did a bunch of shots at the bar. Canít say that I donít enjoy ASAís though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Amber-red, aroma is sweetish, caramel, limey, papaya, chewy front, sweet, a bit boozy late. Strong but a bit husky and a bit rough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
2014-04-11, bottle from the brewery, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Dark amber color, clear, with beautiful light, and generous creamy head. Nice aroma, with caramel and hops, lightly nutty and creamy. Smooth and round mouthfeel; the flavor is moderately sweet, there is caramel, a touch of fudge, sweet nuts, light creamy impression, very light phenol; maybe an impression of crystal malt too; correct bitterness, with a balanced blend of hop fruitiness and resins. Medium final, more delicate than other beers in this category.
Not overly exciting, but itís a solid and clean offer.

2014-04-05, draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver, 6-5-7-4-12=34
Hazy amber color with creamy persistent head. Mild aroma, some malt and very light phenol; then some lemon tart. Good body strength; the mouthfeel is better defined as smooth than round; caramellish flavor, lightly nutty, with light phenols and Band-Aid; strong bitterness with a fruity contribution.
Powerful but rather purposeless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (504) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Sample at the Edmonton beer feet. I enjoyed this one. Mostly malty with some hop presence alcohol well masked. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Pours reddish brown. Fat beige head. Nice piney aroma, some sweet malts. Taste is of sweet caramel malts, piney hops. Caramel in the finish, bit of bitterness to contrast. Aftertaste of pine, grapefruit and caramel and some alcohol. Medium bodied. Overall, ok. Drinks a bit slowly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a murky dark amber with a soapy layer of beige head. The nose is poignant and zesty with noted hop and citrus fruit aromas and a solid caramel malt backbone. The first sip is not nearly as good as the aroma and falls flat with moderate bitter hops and a presence of alcohol throughout. Overall, just a bit out of whack


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