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Off The Rails - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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71 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

dertyd, Feb 17, 2014
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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.

jjh19, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Vigilante, Jan 20, 2014
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BlackTuesday, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

danwho, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Devinph, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
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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.

inlimbo77, Oct 30, 2012
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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

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

akokinakes, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

CaptDavyJones, Jun 17, 2012
Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.