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Barrel Trolley IPA - World Brews

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Barrel Trolley IPABarrel Trolley IPA

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 17.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-16-2012)
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North Carolina

1.9/5  rDev -37.1%

A dark gold color with a strong booze smell. Taste was strong of alcohol and had no relation to an IPA. Mouthfeel was like that of a weak pilsner. I was very disappointed in this beer. The smell, mouthfeel and taste were all below average. I would not recommend this and will not be fooled by the fancy label again.

04-24-2014 04:49:25 | More by Jspyder016
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2/5  rDev -33.8%

12-25-2012 06:21:14 | More by huskerfan76
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2/5  rDev -33.8%

07-15-2014 02:07:18 | More by Schmidty3
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2/5  rDev -33.8%

10-14-2012 05:26:22 | More by durlta
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2.13/5  rDev -29.5%

Bottle into nonic pint.

Pretty average looking ipa.... Orangey colored body. White head. Some spotty lacing. The head settled into a thin ring in a rather quick fashion.

Smells of biscuity malt with a dry toast note and some herbal/floral hops. This is the only out of 5 beers from this brewery that I've tried in which I could actually genuinely smell and taste hops! Hooray!
The hops aren't done poorly, but rather I find they are done minimally. Very little bitterness. Slight chalkiness on the finish.

Body is medium-light with decent carbonation.

Overall-- this is a lackluster ipa. Not one I will buy or drink again.

10-28-2012 02:40:53 | More by AleWatcher
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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

08-24-2012 05:08:42 | More by GRG1313
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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

07-09-2014 20:56:53 | More by TheBigBoy
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2.43/5  rDev -19.5%

A- pale amber,light head,decent lacing

S-not very aromatic at all,faint hoppy notes, sweet malts,somewhat tea like aroma

T- Bitter,aspirin like flavors,bare minimum pleasant hop flavors or aromas if any

M- Rather thin with prickly fizzy carbonation

O- hardly a pleasant drink,nothing I want from an IPA,with qualities better better not had.

I would say this is how to not brew an IPA. Really don't try this one too cold,it's unbearably bitter like so,somewhat drinkable as it warms I believe this brew is giving me a headache as I type this review . Not a fan of drain pouring but this one may very well be worthy of that. Many many better choices out there,never again Barrel Trolley. May have to stay away from World Brews altogether,their rating average is not good.

09-20-2012 07:50:46 | More by BudWizeMan
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New Jersey

2.49/5  rDev -17.5%

bottle into mug

A- pours a medium sized bubbly head that dissolves into a small amount of bubbles on top with moderate lacing. Clear amber color

S- not much smell, malt and toffee

T- Malt, toffee, a little bitter, not much hops or balance

M- light bodied

O- Not an expensive beer, fine for the price if you want to drink a bunch of beers and want something "craft-y" withouth paying much

11-30-2012 01:27:48 | More by JG-90
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

09-23-2012 23:48:24 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

11-11-2012 23:01:47 | More by CalbeDacks
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2.53/5  rDev -16.2%

Appearance: Brownish orange in color. Very clear. Pours with about an inch of sudsy head. Mild effervescence present.

Smell: Faint, honey sweet malts and bread. Kind of flat and earthy. Either my senses aren’t getting everything today or there’s just not much there.

Taste: Bitter hits first, with some of the bready malts following up. The bitter hops hits hard to begin and doesn’t really let up, finishing like dark chocolate. There’s a faint trace of metal.

Mouthfeel: Sort of on the thin side, and not much carbonation.

Overall: Drinkable for sure but not really all that memorable. It’s ok but I’ve had too many other great IPAs to give this one a future shot. I actually used one of the six to make beer bread without trying it first … there were probably better options out there for that as well.

03-30-2013 01:56:29 | More by JKuras
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2.65/5  rDev -12.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - pours a medium yellow with a small off white head.

S - mostly sweet malts. Barely any hops detected.

T - more sweet with barley any hop flavor. Not much bitterness either. Pretty sad shape for an IPA.

M - medium-low

D - low

Overall a fairly poor IPA that lacks any real characteristics of being an IPA. Fail.

10-04-2012 03:18:10 | More by beesy
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2.68/5  rDev -11.3%

This poured out as a light orange color, there is a decent retention and a really impressive lacing. The beer looks really good. The smell doesn't really give off the hop aroma that I was hoping for. There are some earthy hops and honey on the nose. The taste of this beer is malty, some earthy bitterness. The mouthfeel of beer is nicely carbonated and light to medium bodied. Overall not the best IPA out there.

12-30-2012 17:54:02 | More by Knapp85
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2.74/5  rDev -9.3%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Gotta love asking local employees how this stuff is/is selling...gold... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit and rather light grass. The taste holds notes of orange rind, light lemon rind, grass, and a touch of dried honey. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty sad IPA, one with very little hop presence to speak of and a bland, overly bitter flavoring.

02-11-2013 08:06:30 | More by TMoney2591
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

07-11-2013 01:13:52 | More by cistercian12
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

03-24-2014 01:35:07 | More by bumchilly25
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

09-26-2012 17:21:54 | More by RamiKviatkovsky
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

02-27-2014 23:11:27 | More by Furley80
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District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

02-17-2014 20:01:46 | More by AGB
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

12-03-2012 17:22:43 | More by KevieJames
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2.8/5  rDev -7.3%

Beer is a gold/straw color and has a finger depth of fizzy head. The head diminished relatively fast with very little lacing. Sweet aroma with hints of fruit and alcohol. More so as the beer warms a bit. Brief fruit notes in the taste…again with an alcohol feel. Very light...and relatively smooth...with no real after taste...whatever is there fades very quickly. Not much of a hop character...nor really a malt...but not a balanced feel either. Dunno

12-23-2012 03:53:21 | More by RockyRaku
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

02-03-2014 01:09:09 | More by aquazr1
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

03-09-2014 18:12:14 | More by mobrockman
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.7%

03-12-2014 20:27:50 | More by ArtZan
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Barrel Trolley IPA from World Brews
72 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.