Barrel Trolley Pale Ale - World Brews
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3.4/5 rDev +9%
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.
01-03-2013 03:09:01 | More by Knapp85
3.43/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
01-03-2013 01:26:12 | More by WoodBrew
3.13/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
12-28-2012 03:47:43 | More by Profchaos20
3.33/5 rDev +6.7%
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...
12-27-2012 22:27:49 | More by hopsolutely
3.23/5 rDev +3.5%
A- A perfectly clear copper tinged gold with lots of carbonation bubbles. 1 inch of head sticks around leaving some lacing.
S- Caramel, wood, pine and a little lemon.
T- A bit of a weird mix. Peppery and lemongrass hoppiness up the front with a big sweet middle and a moderately bitter finish with tinges of aspirin, fruit and tannin.
M- Thin and crisp, could use more body to help it be less puckering and more mouth filling.
O- This one started off with a lot of promise, it looked good and smelled good. There's just something off with the mix of the taste. Not terrible but the bitterness isn't as clean and smooth a finish as it should be.
11-03-2012 19:36:18 | More by Guden
1.83/5 rDev -41.3%
Bottle into nonic pint.
Thin, kinda watery, and somewhat overcarbonated.
Very clear pale golden color. Weak head, poor retention, and no lacing.
Smells and tastes lightly malty, a bit of sweetness, and a chalky feel on the finish. Very mild bitterness-- like the hops were a skipped step in the recipe. Some very light floral and citrus notes can be found.
Overall-- a very VERY unimpressive pale ale. I'm not looking forward to the ipa! This seems like an attempt from a BMC company at creating a "craft label."
10-26-2012 01:27:51 | More by AleWatcher
2.75/5 rDev -11.9%
12oz bottle, a single from one outlet of the local liquor store monopoly. This one is from Rochester, NY, yet still brewed by World Brews.
This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy dirty white head, which leaves a decent array of coral reef lace around the glass as it duly recedes.
It smells of semi-sweet generic citrus fruit, an underlying musty yeastiness, faint grainy malt, and a further herbal medicinal hop character. I wonder which of the '3' different hops that is? The taste is thin, stale bready malt, more yeasty, musty citrus fruit pith, and a weird herbal, weedy hoppiness, which is damned near devoid of bitterness.
The carbonation is quite laid back, no sass there, and no surprise, the body a lulling medium weight, and whose clamminess is starting to seem like the calling card of this whole affair - so smooth, yes, but with the standing caveat. It finishes off-dry, the neutered malt and still prominent yeasty, herbal, bland fruitiness having their way.
Everything seems rather disjointed, unbalanced, and jerky, not to mention just plain boring. A beer designed by committee, this is. No inspiration, no chances taken, and no fun. And certainly a hell of lot more than 6.99 a sixer in my neck of the woods.
10-25-2012 03:02:08 | More by biboergosum
3.7/5 rDev +18.6%
never liked the 'hoppy' brews or the IPAs but figured there must be something to them for as popular as they seem to be. so i decided i would give it another (fair) shot and talked to the girl at Total Wine who recommended this as a 'starter' (or a break in) as opposed to something from Stone.
A: love the orange color, the graduated levels of white around the sides from each drink.
S: what smell? there is none.
T: can taste the hops, a little malt (i think), soft bitterness compared to the others- she was right- it would be a 'starter'.
M: decent, some good carbonation to give it a 'healthy' feel but not too much.
O: great taste for me but still not my preference. decision from here is Do i try another one or go back to the belgiums??
08-10-2012 22:39:24 | More by pkalix
3.48/5 rDev +11.5%
I saw this at the store and decided to try it.
Appearance- coppery color, very thin head, pretty good lacing
Smell- malt, citrus
Taste- malt, citrus
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- pretty good, I might have it again. Maybe if it was on sale or something.
07-16-2012 20:09:19 | More by jeffjeff1
1.78/5 rDev -42.9%
First impression: must be spoiled.
Tried another six pack a few months later.
Just plain bad but not as bad as their amber.
I guess that explains the $5.99 price. Duh.
Not hoppy. No citrus, floral, fruit taste.
Aftertaste not acceptable. Hard to review because it is not at all good.
06-23-2012 22:14:22 | More by Abytehead
2.35/5 rDev -24.7%
Three types of hops combine in this Pale Ale for a complex citrus hop aroma with deep flavor and a long crisp finish
Alcohol by Volume: 5.3%
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
Silver Medal "Highly Recommended - World Beer Championship, 2012
86 Points Draft Magazine, June 2012
prev. text from web site.
color was almost like an orange peel with a hint of yellow. 2 finger white head. wife thought it was a rolling rock. smooth after taste and light feel to the beer. not to bad over all but not as good in my opinion as the web site promotes.
06-22-2012 01:33:35 | More by tjsmith910
2.8/5 rDev -10.3%
12oz. Everything about this sounds right except this says world brews Rochester NY. Same amber, white and pale offerings so I'm assuming they are the same.
Dark gold pour, solid finger of white head that lasts.
Aroma, herbal hops, some malt background. Fainter pine.
Taste, tea and light caramel. Mostly herbal and citrus hops, though they are fairly subdued. No telling how fresh this is though, guessing not very.
Lighter bodied, good carbonation, drinks quite easy.
Pretty good for a warm night, but a tad thin and a tad watery.
Meh, all right for the price of $6.99. Needs more "ingredients".
06-20-2012 02:35:16 | More by Bung
Barrel Trolley Pale Ale from World Brews
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