Off The Rails - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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3.25/5 rDev -16.9%
Poured a dark amber with little white head.
The smell is malty as to be expected with a little more hops and alcohol coming through.
The taste is strange. At first I pick up a lot of that caramel malts I love in Red Trolly but as I drink on all I get is hops and alcohol. The finish is fairly dry which makes the alcohol and hops much more intense.
Overall I'm glad I tried it but this beer just isn't for me.
07-16-2011 01:09:40 | More by Eriktheipaman
3.33/5 rDev -14.8%
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.
07-26-2014 07:14:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.45/5 rDev -11.8%
A: Dark copper color with pretty much no head at all. Thin ring of tan foam on the top.
S: Tons of sweet malt with some hints of berries. I get blackberries and maybe some red currants.
T: Big and malty with some hints of berries and a lot of breadiness. Had no idea how strong it was until it was too late. Sneaky beer.
01-08-2012 08:42:47 | More by notchucknorris
3.48/5 rDev -11%
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Dark red and amber with a thin khaki colored head. This beer leaves the glass clean and a bit oily.
Very bready aroma with some significant caramel sweetness as well. Simple, pleasant enough, and very bready, though there's a bit of alcohol presence.
This tastes like toasted bread with a bit of caramel and toffee sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Simple, but a bit of alcohol heat hurts this beer's drinkability.
Medium bodied with ample carbonation, but a bit boozy.
An extremely bready red ale, and flavorful enough per the style, though nothing at all very good.
11-08-2011 02:56:17 | More by ehammond1
3.5/5 rDev -10.5%
Pours a hazy dark amber with a tight, off-white head that leaves little bits of lacing.
Smells of rich caramel malts.
Tastes of the malts mostly, with a slight hop counternote. Malts lead off with caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. Fairly sweet. Some slight hops come on the end with an earthy note, but I would say this is a malt bomb.
Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Overall, this is a pretty good beer, but I would like it to be a bit more balanced.
06-04-2012 02:20:42 | More by ocelot2500
3.55/5 rDev -9.2%
On tap at URGE
A: Dark reddish amber with a small white head.
S: Caramel and pine with a little earth and citrus. The beer gives the impression of rich and complex malt.
T: Rich caramel malt with faint notes of raisin and plum. Moderate hop bitterness with orange, pine, and earth. Finishes with lingering caramel.
M: Medium body with lower moderate carbonation.
Overall: A solid Imperial Red.
07-11-2011 18:15:07 | More by HopHead84
3.55/5 rDev -9.2%
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.
10-30-2012 18:06:00 | More by inlimbo77
3.78/5 rDev -3.3%
At the Main Tap in El Cajon.
A - Amber/ Dark Honey, very thin near white head.
S - Very, very light malt smell.
T - Very sweet, deep malt, clean finish as result of nice hop balancing.
M - Great balance, medium body, coating and perfectly carbed.
D - Sweet, but balanced well. Nice beer.
08-13-2010 17:18:53 | More by srandycarter
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
09-01-2009 20:32:09 | More by magictrokini
Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.