jjh19 (47) - 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.
o_Merlin_o (146) - 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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BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
StefanSD (1988) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jeremytoni (2889) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a cask poured a ruby amber color with a small head. Nice hoppy malty flavor with a lasting finish.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Hamilton’s. Pours a clear, deep reddish amber with a very small beige ring. Faint nose of pine, resin, and a touch of caramel malt. Flavor was much of the same with a bit more of a piny kick on the finish.
bnoel09 (410) - 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.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bhensonb (10186) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[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.