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Barrel Trolley Pale Ale - World Brews

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 18.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 07-22-2011)
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

WVUbrew, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JJStout83, Oct 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

ROGUE16, Sep 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

st9647v3, Jul 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

PackenGreen, Jun 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

Hanby, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and citrusy perfume-like aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but the smell is a bit too artificial in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Lazy_Genius
3.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark Amber/Brown Color, 1 - 1.5 finger head with some lacing

Smell: Carmelly, hoppy, scent

Taste: A bitterness on the front of the tongue, moving to citrus and floral tones.

Mouthfeel: A little watery, but still quite smooth.

Overall: A nice hoppy beer that pairs very well with pizza.

Lazy_Genius, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +28.2%

wrightst, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Wow, judging by the sales-floor visibility and the talk, I'd say the Binny's foray into a "house label" (one that was already available in other chains in other states...) hasn't been much of a success. Oh well... This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises dry biscuit, old greens, and brown grass that's finally free to drink in the sunlight after suffering for months beneath a few inches of snow, but is too weak to do so right away. The hop presence is minimal at best and meek when it's there. The taste brings in more of the same, though that biscuit is now thoroughly buttered, and the greens are a touch brighter, having not spent as much time untouched in the fridge. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly watery feel. Overall, a sad little pale ale, proof positive of why this brand seems to have died a quiet, unmourned death around here.

TMoney2591, Apr 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

tripledbrew, Mar 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

surfrogue1, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Charlie53544, Mar 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

blinker97, Feb 26, 2013
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AlMarzo, Feb 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

IPAchris, Jan 09, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy copper color with a thin white head on top. The retention is thin and a very light lacing. There is a good amount of floating flakes in this beer also. The smell is malty, very subtle hop aroma if any at all. The taste is moderately balanced with malt and hops. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied with a subtle crisp finish. Overall it's a decent brew, nothing too special though.

Knapp85, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of Barrel Trolley's Pale Ale off the singles shelf at the nearby Binnys. The beer pours a pale yellow with thin white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent is bolstered by subtle fresh hops. The taste is a nice balance between the malts and hops. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall it's decent...reminds more of a blonde ale than pale ale. Would be fine as a session ale.

WoodBrew, Jan 03, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Bottle reads brewed in Rochester, NY which conflicts with the info above.

A - Pours a dark gold and slightly hazy with a one finger head that dissipates quickly in a thin cap. Minimal lacing.

S - Mainly malt in the nose. Some caramel, mostly bread very faint hop aroma.

T - Sweet malt upfront and in the middle, finishes with a hint of bitterness. Caramel notes. Not a lot going on in the flavor.

M - Light to medium body and carbonation, smooth easy drinker.

O - Average pale ale. Nothing that stands out but nothing off putting either.

Profchaos20, Dec 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

cliff1066, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label states "brewed by World Brews, Rochester NY" - so unsure whether the Californian version would be different. Not a bad beer and reasonably true to style, but not one of which I'll rush out to buy more.

Pours a light amber with little head, no lacing and limited carbonation. Slicker mouthfeel than style, ABV or hoppiness warrants. The mild and malt-forward aroma has a staleness that may be the result of age, but as the bottle was purchased this afternoon from a reputable store and there's no date indication on the bottle - and it's missing the faded hop bloodiness of an older, well hopped beer - I'm assuming this is fresh. Flavour is also mild, caramelized malted sweetness followed by a simple bitterness of a hop that I can't name. No "west coast" elements, which although traditional for the style, won't make it my favourite.

Would consider this a decent transition beer to bring macro red drinkers one step closer to the craft world...

hopsolutely, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

zigzag8336, Dec 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

grumpygerman, Dec 02, 2012
Barrel Trolley Pale Ale from World Brews
74 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.