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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

681 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 65
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 11-25-2002)
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22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

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First sip has an initial rush of crystal malt sweetness followed by an intense wave of hop flavors and very strong bitter finish. There is a hint of oxidation / cardboard in the flavor, which is a bit of a detractor for me. Body is extremely viscous.

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The flavor is some sweet nutty caramel malts and lots of fruit with tons of piney resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice big hoppy red. The alcohol is well hidden.

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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.