Barrel Trolley IPA - World Brews
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3.8/5 rDev +25.8%
Paid $7.99 for a six-pack; I thought the label had a great old-timey feel to it and it intrigued me enough to try it. This was a good but not great beer. There was enough flavour and bitterness for it to be an assertive IPA, but there was nothing distinct or "signature" about it, like the signature tastes of Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, or Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA. There was a "nice" IPA; made to style and tasty, but it lacked the "X" factor that would have made it stand out on the already overcrowded shelves.
06-30-2013 00:09:18 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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
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
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
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
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
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
Barrel Trolley IPA from World Brews
72 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.