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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red AleTongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

595 Ratings
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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%


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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57md

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy dark copper with a finger of head. There is little retention or lacing, however. The hops are way upfront in the nose, which is definitely a harbinger of things to come. There is a brief malty taste with the first sip, but it quickly becomes overwhelmed by the blast of hops that follows. The finish is very crisp and bitter - much more reminiscent to a DIPA than an imperial red.

This offering is a puzzler. I am a genuine hop fan and I loved this beer for its aggressive hop profile. However, there must be some minimum style standards adhered to so that we beer nuts can compare apples with apples. This is simply NOT a red, as it is not at all true to style. I am not sure what it actually IS other than a tasty big beer. Let's just go with that, ok?

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 02:44:44 | More by 57md
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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.