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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red AleTongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

653 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 64
Gots: 30 | 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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Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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laituegonflable

Australia

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%

Pours a really vibrant red colour, with a deliciously bright yellow-tinged cream head; foamy but sunk to a thin crown. Lace is not so impressive, but otherwise looks fantastic.

Smell is fairly fruity with a big underlying caramel sense. Malty and pleasant, touch of oat and just a whisper of lychee and tangerine. Could use a bit more hopping to freshen it up, but still very nice.

Taste is pleasant as well. Very red ale-esque with a great belt of sweet caramel toffee malt - sticky at times and a touch of salted caramel in there, well tempered. Hops help here too, a bit astringent with lemon pith, white pepper and umami. Bitterness is long, but not overwhelming. Overall it's very well balanced and enjoyable.

Smooth, bit of foaminess. Leaves a little heavier than I'd like, but still good.

This is a beer that people would really like. It's not too big, hoppy, or sweet, it's just a well-rounded, character-driven ale. Charming and helpful with lots of good anecdotes about the good ol' times when it wrangled cattle in Montana.

Do people wrangle cattle in Montana?

08-05-2014 06:42:15 | More by laituegonflable
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Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -15.4%

Burnished copper with bright red highlights and a thick head of dimpled foam that settles slowly. Aroma of sweetish malt, lots of caramel.

Rich flavor of caramel malt and toffee, but piney hops burst to the surface. The hops are missing the sharp edge that a bold hoppy beer normally has, leading me to wonder if the undated bottle has some age on it. There is a definite ABV contributing sweetness.

Full mouthfeel, with noticeable alcohol warmth, fairly viscous. Would like to try another bottle knowing that it's fresh to see if it's any different. Decent beer overall.

08-03-2014 21:24:35 | More by far333
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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.