blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the tasting room. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Sweet caramel and faint crystal malts, fruity and earthy hops, and some candy sweetness. Not bad, but just a touch too heavy on the sweet malt character for my taste.
Barreras (1572) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brwon and ruby color with a faint sweet malt aroma. Taste was distinctly plum, raisin, and caramel mixed together. The alcohol content came through in the flavor and dissipated rather quickly. This led to a warming finish, almost like a light alcohol burn in the chest after the swallow.
AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 FL OZ ($9.99) pretty good beer. first taste is a lot of fruit and finishes with alcohol on the palate. head a good head, and an easy taste. I had the 2014 release and is rated at 8.5% ABV and 40 IBU. very easy going beer if not for the alcohol, needs a better masking to make this any better.
jehoesefat (363) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super malty aromas, all caramel and bread. Pours clear copper-red with a white head. Caramel flavors and a sweet finish.
jjh19 (63) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Nice deep red color, okay head.
Smell: Big caramel in the nose.
Taste: Sweet and malty, with hops punching in mid-taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium body.
Drinkability: Smooth and balanced. Off The Rails is my go to beer for something with big malts and then some big hops.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not one of their best efforts. Should have named it "Awful Really?" 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.
o_Merlin_o (202) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly ruby red with slight lacing from a head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of caramel. Definite caramel and slight souring taste. This is a darn good beer. Pair it with pork (I did - excellent choice).
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anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub, San Diego, CA. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a khaki head. Fruity hop profile, lots of floral notes, and plenty of caramel, toffee, and toasted malt sweetness. Hints of citrus, some pine, and a touch of grass. Sweet flavor of caramel, toffee, and toast. Good floral and fruity hop character, light citrus, and hints of pine. Very light bitterness on the finish.
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Created a firm layer of foamy head up top while a dark brass/copper color filled my pint glass. As for the aroma, a deep profile of caramel malts fill the nose and mask the alcohol content completely, but I’m unable to pick up on any scents of hops. The flavor is dominated by the sweet and sticky caramel malts that drive this recipe and really juice the Red Trolley beer into becoming an Imperial Red ale. I definitely enjoy the alcohol presence in this beer but the drink is a little too sharp for my taste.