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Off The Rails - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.29%
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 mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful warm red-amber in the tall Belgian glass. I don't find it sweet, but then we tried the Bruery Autumn Maple earlier. Rich and spicy. Hops are listed as Willamette at 40 IBU but it is not overly bitter. Seems like a good balance of loads of malt with a tangy sharpness. This is another catchall style, but I think this is one of the better examples of the malt bombs. Reminds me of the He'Brew Jewbelation series except this one is more caramel and butterscotch than the dark, fruity rasiny Jewbelations.

Another interesting and very drinkable seasonal from Karl Strauss.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 05:03:03 | More by mactrail
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4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz, No bottle date
Central Waters globe

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

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4/5  rDev +2%
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

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Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.