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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
n 1985, McMenamins became the first brewery in the U.S.A. to legally use fruit in the creation of ales. While many other breweries have followed suit, we still make this Ruby exactly as we first did: Light, crisp and refreshingly fruity. Over 55 pounds of hand-macerated, fresh, whole raspberries are used in every batch. Taste the original!

Malts: Pale Malt
Hops: Chinook
Fruit: Whole Raspberries
Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.038; Terminal Gravity: 1.005; Alcohol by Weight: 3.3%
Calories/pint: 170

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3.4
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2002
The nose is the star attraction of this brew--one can actually tell there is raspberry in this stuff...Appearance is enhanced by pink tones from the fruit--otherwise cloudy...Body and flavor are predictably light but quite pleasant---this is a brew for refreshment, afterall...One pint of this is enough for one session, however...I like it as a change-of-pace starter.

3.4
bhensonb (15765) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Draft at McMenamins Sunnyside. Aroma of floral and fruit. Guava to me. Raspberry they say. Pink grapefruit color with a white head. Wheat and light grapefruit to start. It didn’t turn into raspberry for me until the finish, which was otherwise wheat. Found no bitter in the finish. Nice and refreshing though.

3.4
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2008
A very pleasant raspberry aroma and flavor. My glass is always tipped to brewers for using real fruit in this beer, although I typically don’t care for fruit beers. This beer is quite pale and thin, but for what it is, it’s quite pleasant. Try mixing this with the hammer head and it’s even better.

3.4
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Portland trip. Sampled on draft this beer poured a cloudy golden color with just a faint red tinge. The flavor was light sweet raspberry. The flavor was sweet raspberry with a light bready undertone. Medium finish and body. Nice.

3.4
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Looks like pink champagne or ruby red grapefruit juice. Light raspberry smell, with a fun palate. Refreshing. A better raspberry than most.

3.4
SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
tap in boiler room at kennedy school. hazy pink lemonade pour. notes of fruit rollups, sour gummy bears, watermellon and grapefruit. juice beer. not bad for what it is.

3.4
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Sweet and sour grapefruit aroma. A hazy ruby color with light white head. A tart flavor of raspberries - malt is faint and hops are absent. Light, thin bodied and refreshing. Would be great on a hot day.

3.4
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 "an interesting light fruity beer with some earthy hops and just a touch of tartness. raspberry is the main fruit component, and they do it justice here. pretty standard beers for the most part, but this one was cool."

3.4
crispaire (244) - - SEP 23, 2016
On draft. Light salmon-pink color. The raspberries come through on the aroma and definitely on the palette. A pleasant drink and fit for the hot days of summer.

3.4
PorterPounder (8295) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Salem, Or - on tap at McMenamins Thompson Brewery and Public House. Slight haze to the light copper pour, slight off white head. Aroma of raspberry tang, some earthy essence. Nice fruitiness, light sourness, raspberry makes its presence known, some melon rind in the back end. Crisp mouthfeel.


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