Parallel 49 / Ninkasi Red Eye Red Rye Lager

Formerly brewed at Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Specialty Grain
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Bringing together the best of the northwest- Ninkasi Brewing and Parallel 49 Brewing- this red rye lager is citrusy and hoppy with a crisp finish. The real sign of a successful night isnt 20/20 hindsight - its red eyes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (2079) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Bomber. Nice deep dark clear copper, solid foamy off-white head slowly breaks down. Tantalizing aroma of floral citrus hop and spicy rye malt. Lots going on here taste-wise: good hoppage, spruce, citrus, floral and spicy, complemented with lager, toasty caramel and spicy rye malts. Crisp and clean, average carbonation, light-medium bodied. I really enjoyed this one, very interesting take on a lager, but its still: LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - SEP 29, 2013
Bomber. Pours copper with dissipating white head. Nose of pine, earthen dankness, a bit of rye spiciness. Flavour is earth, pine, resin. Finish lasts, mouthfeel is light but smooth. Along with the strong banana in their Belgians, this "India Pale Lager" style is, I guess, the defining characteristic of this brewery. Good on them for filling a niche, I think a lot of people are looking for something like this, but for me Id rather not have the circles in the vimy diagram touch, kind of an odd mix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16004) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
650mL bottle, pours a deep dark copper amber with a small off-white head. Nose brings out quite a bit of earthy notes, some rye, and dry caramel malts. Flavour is very dry, bringing out dry earthy notes, a little caramel and subdued rye malts. The earthy notes dominate, followed by the rye, making a very drinkable dry, earthy amber ale. Very solid stuff and well-made - just nothing special or memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
pours a dark red colour with a slim white head. aroma is light caramel and rye malts. flavour is sweet malts with a nice little spice from the rye but the rye flavours arent strong

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13794) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle - Resinous hops, amber malts. Clear dark brown with a thin head. Hop forward and resinous with a nice balanced caramel malts. A little bitter,but still pretty nice. Finish has a bit of alcohol, but isnt bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5111) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Cascadia Liquors new Uptown location. Cost around $6. Pours a near headless copper body. Nose is an odd soapy citrus will a wooden base. The tongue is highly carbonated, marmalade, pine resin and earthy. Very interesting. I like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
Nice soft looking foam.... Id like to fall 100 meters onto this stuff... dark reddish color... wonderful balance to it all...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
first off if the bottle doesnt tweak your interest the smell well its so invigerating and mysterious you get a sweet kinda hoppy smell followed by a sweet dark maltyness pours like an angel the darker the beer the sexyer it getsand the flavour is just the most little mild citrisy hop then followed by waves of dark malty fruit very crisp and dry almost to carbinated but hell its still great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/mahogany color with light head. Aromas of pine and citrus. Fruity up front. Flavors of dark fruit/plums, tobacco, dusty resin and malts. Dry finish. Nice

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Venterra (3) - - AUG 14, 2013 does not count
I was hesitant on buying a bottle when I was visiting Salmon Arm, but after tasting it I wished I bought a few others. Now that Im back in my small town, I wish they shipped them here. It was a really good beer, the best Ive had other than the Townsite Yogn 82.

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