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Barrel Trolley Pale Ale - World Brews

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Ratings: 61
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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Photo of hmk22

New York

3.4/5  rDev +9%

I'm pretty sure that this beer is the same as (or very similar to) Roscoe's Hop House Pale Ale, which was a house brand for Whole Foods, and I think the Barrel Trolley moniker was invented to sell the same recipe in other retail outlets. In any case, it's a good-quality pale ale...not awesome, but v. good hop flavor for the price although a little heavy on the palate for my taste -- it feels a little bit gloppy.

04-23-2012 00:16:36 | More by hmk22
Photo of jamiesmithnc

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

03-28-2012 17:58:32 | More by jamiesmithnc
Photo of mixcat


3.68/5  rDev +17.9%

I enjoyed this beer, its not as hoppy as I expected but its very nice for the price.. I reviewed this one on youtube if you would like to see what the beer looks like watch?v=48Bmxc9LCJ0
Its very malty and rich but has an odd fruit back, like apple or pear sweetness.. ABC had these on sale and they were almost free ;o) For the price, its really good.
All the best,

03-26-2012 01:01:24 | More by mixcat
Photo of carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-19-2012 08:57:44 | More by carrollmel7
Photo of xipho


2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

02-21-2012 02:08:25 | More by xipho
Photo of Swim424


3.53/5  rDev +13.1%

Poured from a bottle into .5 liter mug

A-pours a clear amber red. small head with nice lacing

S-smells like slight hoppy pine mixed with carmaly malts

T-tastes slightly hoppy. very malty. sort of sweet. like a hoppy juice. mostly apple

MF-medium. not very thick but not watery like bmc.

O-pretty good. not as impressive as the amber. basically tastes like they added more hops to the amber. still pretty good though for a good price.

01-22-2012 03:23:52 | More by Swim424
Photo of JacStance


3.63/5  rDev +16.3%

Pours a nice light brown color; much darker than I expected. The white head doesn't have much lacing, however.
Has a pleasant marriage of malt and hops that are surprisingly balanced. Bitterness is pretty mild, and the beer is highly drinkable.
Overall, a pretty decent beer coming from a brand name and brewer I've never heard of.

01-21-2012 06:33:28 | More by JacStance
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +9.9%

My wife picked this up today at the local Harris Teeter,not bad and cheap.Poured into a nonic a clear medium golden with a nicely formed creamy white head that lasted for the duration of the glass.Crystal malt notes in the nose and some iron/metallic,not a whole lot going on.Crystal malt biscuit malt flavors mixed with an herbal lightly citric hop profile,this is an English style pale no doubt.Not half bad,if you like EPA's you would really be into this.

12-17-2011 23:00:10 | More by oberon
Photo of pBRale


3.73/5  rDev +19.6%

Appearance: Pours a clear deep gold to light amber colored beer with a creamy off-white head that settles slowly and has excellent retention, leaving patches of fluffy head behind all the way to the bottom of the glass. A great looking beer.

Smell: Smells of non-discriminate citrus as well as grapefruit greet the nose along with subtle floral notes and a hint of a grassy/earthy scent.

Taste: Great balance to this beer--hop presence is there, but refined and balanced with an almost bready maltiness. Finish is crisp, dry, smooth, refreshing, and ever so bitter. Only complaint is that the overall taste feels a little subdued--I was expecting a richer, bolder taste, although the taste is good.

Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied than I expected, but still has good (ample) carbonation that leaves this beer crisp and very drinkable. It is smooth and I think it's a good thing that this beer drinks so easily compared to other pale ales I have tried. The excellent feel of this beer makes up for what I was missing in the flavor department. If I was going to drink a six pack or more, I would pick this beer over other pale ales that taste a little better simply because this beer has excellent drinkability.

Overall: A very good beer that accomplishes what it was brewed for (a private label beer for Harris Teeter stores to provide a more affordable microbrew than others they sell) and can stand on its own as a quality beer.

09-03-2011 22:47:47 | More by pBRale
Photo of streetcommander


4.85/5  rDev +55.4%

This beer was phenomenal. SA Boston Lager malt character with a fantastic Amarillo/Citra etc. type finishing hop. Light but substanitive. Perfectly carbonated. I could easily drink one after another, perhaps I may even say more sessionable than SABL! The brewmaster hit the target. I have found that breweries have been over adding the newer hybrid finnishing hops and generally overpowering the grain bill on many beers in the past 5 years. This beer could possibly be the perfect modern Pale Ale. All the newer hops well represented without over compensating. Well done!

07-29-2011 23:49:01 | More by streetcommander
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +13.1%

Pours a light clear amber with very little head. Smells of rich malts but little else. Taste is very mild malt character with a pretty decent hop bitter finish. Mildly carbonated, light bodied and crisp.

Surprisingly, decent for a Harris Teeter house brand. There are definitely better Pale Ales out there, but this was good to try once.

07-22-2011 17:44:25 | More by tdm168
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Barrel Trolley Pale Ale from World Brews
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