Off The Rails - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
4.46/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
02-07-2014 18:49:11 | More by jjh19
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
4/5 rDev +2.3%
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
10-26-2012 01:00:11 | More by brentk56
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
A - Poured into tulip. Amber red with a finger of creamy off-white head.
S - Sweet malts, spice, yeast. Very light sweet aromas.
T - More sweet malts, toasted bread, red apples with caramel. Slight alcohol.
M - Light to medium, very slightly bubbly on the tongue. Smooth and creamy.
O - If I'm not mistaken, this is the first Imperial Amber I've ever had. Overall it is quite enjoyable. If you're looking for a big character beer with malt dominance as opposed to the typical hop-bomb, this is a great choice.
06-08-2012 00:13:15 | More by yonnie
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
Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.