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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Imagine if Red Trolley T-boned a semi full of hops. Brewed with an overload of hops and five types of caramel malt, this full-bodied strong ale has plum, raisin, and caramel flavors that are balanced by an aggressive hop bitterness and warming finish. ABV: 8% 30 SRM 70 IBU 22 Plato


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnoel09 (457) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Poured from the bomber into a snifter. Color is sort of a rusty reddish brown with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is caramel malt with some brown sugar and some earthy hops. Flavor starts very malt forward with caramel malt and some toffee and dark fruit notes, with the earthy hops coming in towards the finish. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Overall this is what it claims to be - a bigger, bolder version of their Red Trolley Ale. Red Trolley is a more malt forward red, and thus so is Off the Rails. If you are expecting a lot of hoppiness you’ll be disappointed, but if you like malty sweet reds you’ll enjoy it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6211) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Clear ruby amber color with lasting beige sheen. Caramel, pit fruit, marshmallow, tea leaf aromas. Smooth medium body. Spicy toasted caramel flavors with light pit fruits, tea leaf. nicely bitter finish--good

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Can you say Scotch Ale? If there were any amount of hops in here it isn’t much. Aroma is soft caramel, hints of toffee brown sugar. Appearance is cloudy red with almost no head. Taste is sticky sweet and not in the vinous way, malt malt and more malt but in a simplistic way. Palate is thick and heavy. Not what I was expecting or hoping for. Quite heavy and simple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
on tap-pours amber with a tan head. Aroma is rich light/medium malt-caramel, some resin. Taste is rich light/medium malt-caramel, 2nd resin hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
ruby color, aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, flavor of earthy hops, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate, pretty bitter with nice balance

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
peteinSD (1429) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pint at the brewpub. Pours light, clear red with an off-white head. Aroma is light, barely noticeable hops, sweet underlying malt, and perhaps some graininess. Taste is sweet malt with a touch of roast followed by light bitterness and an off flavor. Mouthfeel is clean. Did not care for this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1031) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Poured into a pint glass at Karl Strauss Brewing Company in La Jolla, Calif. Color was red, semi-clear. White even bubble lacing. Long lasting cobweb, washy film on the sides. Smelled caramel and toffee with some dark fruit, maybe cherry? Tasted similar to the nose but can definitely taste the alcohol. Also caramel, toffee, Heath Bar and light chocolate. Medium body. Average carbonation. Smooth, long lasting finish. A pretty good beer overall. It was my first of the outing and I ended up sticking with it throughout the night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Beer 4 in a flight. Raisin with a caramel sweetness. I don’t know why the description has any mention of bitterness, because it didn’t exist in the beer. Maybe counseling is mandatory before they put it in the small cups.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a tall long lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, citrus, and chocolate. Flavor of toffee, caramel, chocolate, raisins, and light citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #22. Dark amber/copper in color, the head is beige with a little lacing. Sweet caramel aroma with a bit of plum, not picking up any hops. Nice hop bite up front that melds with the sweet malts very nicely. Tasty stuff. (2061)


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