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Off The Rails - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of MikalMick
4/5  rDev +2.3%

MikalMick, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Kaleh001
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Kaleh001, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Obsidian
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Obsidian, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
Photo of thebeeler
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

thebeeler, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

dertyd, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of jjh19
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.

jjh19, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Vigilante
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Vigilante, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of BlackTuesday
4/5  rDev +2.3%

BlackTuesday, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of jenray
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

jenray, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of ChrisConnell
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

ChrisConnell, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

largadeer, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of MickeyMonk
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MickeyMonk, May 26, 2013
Photo of afrokaze
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

afrokaze, May 18, 2013
Photo of YamagamiTravis
4/5  rDev +2.3%

YamagamiTravis, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of danwho
4/5  rDev +2.3%

danwho, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Devinph
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Devinph, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of jdougherty
4/5  rDev +2.3%

jdougherty, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +2.3%

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
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.

inlimbo77, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of akokinakes
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

akokinakes, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Backlash209
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Backlash209, Sep 03, 2012
Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.