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RATINGS: 47   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Jug to go from Sorrento Valley: Reddish amber color with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor starts rich raisin, plum and caramel sweet transitioning to a sweet citrus then lightly tart citrus finish. Full body is smooth with moderate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (978) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (855) - 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Aromas of roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium amber with a light tan head. Sweet dark fruit flavor follows the aroma with some vanilla and a creamy texture. Definitely some earthy bitterness in here along with a nice alcohol bite to balance the sweetness. Finishes with more plum and raisin dark fruit flavors and a lingering tingle on the tongue. Just had some Red Trolley tonight with dinner and I wouldnít have guessed this was itís big brother. Interesting amplification of RT but not as balanced as the original.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (653) - 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 (621) - 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.

3.4
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Amber color in the glass with a medium head. Aroma has some caramel and resin. The texture has some richness to it. Apricotís and roasted figs are the first thingís that I taste. It definitely has some heavy malts that hit you on the back end. Good finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnoel09 (433) - 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 youíll be disappointed, but if you like malty sweet reds youíll enjoy it.

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 donít know why the description has any mention of bitterness, because it didnít exist in the beer. Maybe counseling is mandatory before they put it in the small cups.


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