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Off The Rails - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-06-2012 15:02:45 | More by Rollzroyce21
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

06-17-2012 21:19:16 | More by CaptDavyJones
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

05-20-2012 03:57:12 | More by CEDAMA
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2011 01:09:40 | More by Eriktheipaman
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BucannonXC5

California

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at Karl Strauss Brewing Company in La Jolla, Calif. Color was red, semi-clear. White even bubble lacing. Long lasting cobweb, washy film on the sides.

Smelled caramel and toffee with some dark fruit, maybe cherry?

Tasted similar to the nose but can definitely taste the alcohol. Also caramel, toffee, Heath Bar and light chocolate.

Medium body. Average carbonation. Smooth, long lasting finish.

A pretty good beer overall. It was my first of the outing and I ended up sticking with it throughout the night.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 03:27:13 | More by BucannonXC5
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 02:20:42 | More by ocelot2500
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dertyd

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

02-17-2014 07:57:22 | More by dertyd
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev +2%

02-24-2013 17:25:53 | More by danwho
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-24-2014 00:18:59 | More by tastymug
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VaTechHopHead


4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-31-2012 05:31:05 | More by VaTechHopHead
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

03-25-2013 12:17:16 | More by YamagamiTravis
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AlexM

California

4/5  rDev +2%

03-18-2012 21:29:40 | More by AlexM
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Popp24

California

4/5  rDev +2%

01-02-2012 02:28:37 | More by Popp24
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whatthehull

California

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
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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BlackTuesday

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-19-2014 05:09:36 | More by BlackTuesday
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MikalMick

California

4/5  rDev +2%

06-29-2014 17:30:35 | More by MikalMick
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afrokaze

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

05-18-2013 22:22:48 | More by afrokaze
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heresy22

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-20-2011 20:55:08 | More by heresy22
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Vigilante

Nevada

4/5  rDev +2%

01-20-2014 01:54:52 | More by Vigilante
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-26-2013 04:19:25 | More by MickeyMonk
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shade13


3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2012 21:34:34 | More by shade13
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Devinph

California

4/5  rDev +2%

02-06-2013 05:32:49 | More by Devinph
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javiernano

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-06-2012 01:34:52 | More by javiernano
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Obsidian

California

4/5  rDev +2%

06-20-2014 21:47:55 | More by Obsidian
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TeamUgly

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-14-2012 23:58:52 | More by TeamUgly
Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.