cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ruby color, aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, flavor of earthy hops, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate, pretty bitter with nice balance
bnoel09 (453) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jehoesefat (313) - 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.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 KS’s regular rotation.
o_Merlin_o (191) - 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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beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Caramel, and a bit of a nutty flavor. I think this would age pretty well, it did seem a little boozy but I think that will mellow with age.
AAEA (178) - 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.
ericwill99 (76) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth and very sweet. I know the hops are scored at 70, but I don't taste them. I also don't taste the alcohol - dangerous!