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RATINGS: 48   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Taster + growler. Pours clear amber. This is, as advertised, a darker, hoppier version of Red Trolley. Predominately sweet, the hop profile is subtle but welcome. Very easy drinker; 8% is well-hidden. I would be happy if this was in KSís regular rotation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (656) - Pasadena, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Aroma is malty and dark fruit, like cherry and plum. Appearance is clear and dark red, nice looking beer. Taste is not nearly as hoppy as the description states, which perhaps means this is an older bottle as I canít see a date stamp anywhere. It doesnít seem to taste like an "American Strong Ale" (which is a sweeping category anyway) it just tastes like a mild red ale. Perhaps this is what Red Trolley should be normal made like. The texture and palate is ok but on the thin side for an 8% beer. A good but not outstanding beer. On deck is their Blackball Rye IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Poured from a 22oz bomber. Pours a deep red, with malty aromas, and big frut aroma as well. Almost an apple or pear. Soft on the mouth, light earthy hop flavor. This is a pretty good beer. Not great but pretty good. Itís too bad this isnít just how red trolley is always made.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Clean musky aroma and a taste of grain and malt with an earthy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Pours a dark orange. Big malty flavor followed by a harsh medicinal note. Some sweetness too that is overpowered by the ABV.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle from LtDan. Thanks! Pours a plum orangish red with a small sudsy white head. Nose is grainy water, light vegetal notes, no hops. Flavor is more developed with some sweeter fruity flavors, light bitterness. Ends a little ashy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
[Cask] Bright clear reddish amber hue, creamy cask head. Biscuit malt and grapefruit citrus hop aroma. Sweet jammy malts followed by a decent grapefruit finish all tempered by the cask smoothness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours dark ruddy coppery with a creamy/fizzy beige head. Aroma is smooth roast malt with something like Italian prune. Med body, barely. Flavor is roast malt, fairly smooth, with some mild dark fruit and a bit of citrus hop. Itís bitter, but nothing approaching a NW standard. Nice, bitter, fruity, but not breaking really new ground. The continuing mild dark fruit is pleasing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Caramel and pine aroma with light darker malts. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Caramel and grapefruit lingers with pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 13, 2011
tap at downtown San Diego location-pours deep red with a small off white head with lite lacing. earthy lightly dark fruit nose with some resin from the big hops used. huge earthy flavors and a dark burnt malt and resinous finish. lots of earthy tones long into the fade of the finish. has some light heat on the finish as it warmed up a bit. plate is lively with a slick and sticky feeling. decent


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