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Off The Rails - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%


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 magictrokini:
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magictrokini

California

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured orange-red into a tulip glass with minimal head. Good lacing at the top. Fragrant citrus hops in the nose, lots of grapefruit, with an equal amount of caramel malt. Smells strong and alcholic. Slick mouthfell with lower carbonation and a long, sticky finish. Bitter hops up front, lots of resin, give way to sweeter citrus flavors. Grapefruit and blood orange flavors dominate, but there is a nice undercurrent of melon. This is all blended with the omnipresent caramel malt. Some dried fruits appear briefly, but infrequently. The beer is a bit rough around the edges in terms of drinkability, but overall is very pleasant.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2009 20:32:09 | More by magictrokini
More User Reviews:
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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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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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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
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

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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California

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California

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California

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Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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