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Off The Rails - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Off The RailsOff The Rails

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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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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by whatthehull:
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whatthehull

California

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tulip

A - translucent blood red, one finger off white almost ten head (that sticks around for a while) and some minimal lacing

S - Tons of malt, candy sugar, holiday spices, slight oak, some booze, dried out branches, dark fruits, very yeasty, apple blossoms, and very slight hop

T - lots of very nice malts, almost taste like apple, slightly toasted, sweet beady yeast, slight bitter/sour note, holiday spices, terrior, hops oils, a bit floral and once it cool, nice and fruity

M - medium plus body, low acidity, well balanced, decent complexity and medium finish

D - If you like malty ales this one is as good if not better than many. Refreshing, nice flavors and not to much or to little. Not a huge fan Of KS, but this is a nice easy drinking beer

Final thought - $8 a pop? Stop it. Other than the price tag I like this beer. Also 8.4% is nice too

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 22:59:43 | More by whatthehull
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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%

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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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inlimbo77

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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 +2.3%
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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Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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