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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

593 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 593
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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DonDirkA

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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into DFH laser-etched snifter.

Pours a deep, opaque red/mahogany with a thick light brown head that dissipates down to about a half finger. Nose is super hoppy. Pine, tangerine, caramel, grapefruit, molasses and brown sugar. The taste is pine, grass, red grapefruit, black tea, caramel, toffee and bitter orange. Pine explodes and quickly turns into tart grapefruit then plunges into caramel/toffee with a hint of grassy bitterness and some notes of black tea (almost like unsweetened iced tea) that all fades out into a bitter orange and caramel that clings onto the tongue and doesn't let go. This "red ale" is a better DIPA than many beers that are classified as DIPAs (I'm looking at you Palate Wrecker!). Very awesome, love me some Ballast Point.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 04:37:13 | More by DonDirkA
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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.