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Off The Rails - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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87
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: magictrokini on 09-01-2009)
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Reviews by crvcac:
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crvcac

California

4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Red-amber in inn hue.. A great combination between sweet caramel malts and a heavy hop profile. A very smooth drinking beer without being cloyingly sweet. Finishes nice and smooth with some residual sweetness. I'd recommend trying this on tap. I have yet to seek out a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 21:14:08 | More by crvcac
More User Reviews:
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

8.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, toast, caramel, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet caramel and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a nice caramel and fruit presence in the smell, but the taste is super malt forward in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 07:14:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
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MikalMick

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-29-2014 17:30:35 | More by MikalMick
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Kaleh001


5/5  rDev +27.9%

06-27-2014 03:01:46 | More by Kaleh001
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Obsidian

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-20-2014 21:47:55 | More by Obsidian
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-24-2014 00:18:59 | More by tastymug
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thebeeler

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

03-01-2014 15:50:12 | More by thebeeler
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dertyd

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

02-17-2014 07:57:22 | More by dertyd
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jjh19

California

4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice deep red color, okay head.

Smell: Big caramel in the nose.

Taste: Sweet and malty, with hops punching in mid-taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body.

Drinkability: Smooth and balanced. Off The Rails is my go to beer for something with big malts and then some big hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 18:49:11 | More by jjh19
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Vigilante

Nevada

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-20-2014 01:54:52 | More by Vigilante
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BlackTuesday

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-19-2014 05:09:36 | More by BlackTuesday
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-30-2013 00:45:13 | More by jenray
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ChrisConnell

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-27-2013 04:10:44 | More by ChrisConnell
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

11-26-2013 09:50:37 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

11-26-2013 09:40:59 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-26-2013 04:19:25 | More by MickeyMonk
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afrokaze

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

05-18-2013 22:22:48 | More by afrokaze
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-25-2013 12:17:16 | More by YamagamiTravis
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-24-2013 17:25:53 | More by danwho
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Devinph

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-06-2013 05:32:49 | More by Devinph
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jdougherty

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-16-2012 05:34:23 | More by jdougherty
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-19-2012 16:25:27 | More by t0rin0
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz, No bottle date
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A: Pretty slightly hazy reddish amber color. Not a lot of head. Basically just a thin ring of off white head around edges. There is carbonation but its minimal.

S: On the nose, it's mostly really caramel and toffee like malt. It's almost barleywine like initially. Some toasted breadiness. Maybe some soapy pine behind that.

T: Tip of the tongue, some bitterness. A piney hop flavor there. Then it gets into the red ale like character. Really malt driven. Getting that toasted breadiness that I smelled. Then the caramel and toffee and biscuit.

M: Full medium body.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 18:06:00 | More by inlimbo77
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a khaki cap; good retention and a bit of lace

Smell: Irish soda bread - bread, caramel and dried fruit

Taste: Waves of interesting malt flavors on the front of the tongue, bringing the biscuit, apple, plums and caramel; some earthy hops add balance, in the middle, but the caramel and fruits return to dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The first American Strong I have enjoyed in a while; the complex malt bill here is really satisfying and I don't mind that there is not much of a hoppy character to the beer

Thanks, cocoapuph, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 01:00:11 | More by brentk56
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akokinakes

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-09-2012 22:02:31 | More by akokinakes
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Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.