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RATINGS: 46   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peacehammer (616) - 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. It’s too bad this isn’t 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 (5539) - 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 (2315) - 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 (3943) - 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 (10731) - 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. It’s 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 (6784) - 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 (3229) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2081) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Sample taster at freddys. Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with red highlights and a medium beige head. The aroma was soft with caramel, toffee, and some C-hops. The flavor was more of the same, good complex caramel character offset expertly with fruity c-hops. The palate was full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finished long and dry. Overall: I was impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7627) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Sample at the Universal City location. Pours a clear dark reddish-amber color with a thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Rich malty aroma with notes of dark fruit. Medium to full slightly syrupy body with a sweet malty character. Flavors of caramel and toffee along with dark fruit and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet almost to the point of being cloying, with a caramel malt aftertaste. A little unbalanced on the sweet side but still a decent beer.


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