jjh19 (63) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
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. Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
- orange-rote Farbe mit guter Schaumbildung
- schöne Aromen nach Sherry, Malz, getrockneten Früchten und Honig
- perfekte Carbonisierung
- geschmacklich erinnert das Ganze vom ersten Schluck eindeutig mehr
an ein Barley Wine
- die beschriebenen Aromen verbinden sich mit der dezenten Hopfen-
bitternis zu einem herrlichen Geschmackerlebnis
- der erhöhte Alkoholgehalt ist nie riech- oder schmeckbar
- der Abgang hinterlässt mit der schlussendlich dominierenden malzigen
Honigsüße ein angenehmes Mundgefühl
Fazit: Kein Imperial Pale Ale, aber ein klasse Barley Wine
o_Merlin_o (225) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
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).
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
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. User134089 (1644) - - 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.
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, 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. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
From a cask poured a ruby amber color with a small head. Nice hoppy malty flavor with a lasting finish. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
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 (587) - 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 you’ll be disappointed, but if you like malty sweet reds you’ll enjoy it. papajohn (1250) - 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.