Off The Rails | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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86
very good
85 Ratings
Off The RailsOff The Rails
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by magictrokini on 09-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Omniwar
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulyBrew
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer claims to be a West Coast Imperial Red with "Derailing" hop character. I'm not getting any I that. The sweet carmel malts come through as the main flavor component. The only other flavor is an underlying fruitiness that must come from the yeas, because most if the beers I've tried from K.S. have to same finish flavor. If you're looking for an old school Red Ale, this one's for you.

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Photo of the_benskii
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kaseydad
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This review is an 8.5%.

Pours a nice amber colored ale with a decent cream colored foam that quickly disappears. No lacing.

The aroma is sweet, sweet malt, caramel, dark plum, apple and some reminders of candy.

The taste is big sweet malt. Some dark fruits are also present, plum, pear and apple. There is a touch of a hop kiss on the drink as well.

Overall this was better than I expected. It was a wife "pick" and not bad at all. I thought the Red Trolley Ale meant amber and got a little concerned, but this definitely drinks like an imperial red. It is a bit sweet, but alas, that's the style. Worth picking up and sipping.

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Photo of deivid24
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of yspiff
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of anon
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rybarra
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of leoinsd
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MissBaker
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dougieboy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jaredkc889
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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Photo of MikalMick
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kaleh001
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Obsidian
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Off The Rails from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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