Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by PeterIngemi:
3.85/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 12 oz tulip.
A: pours a rusty amber ruby-brown with about half a finger of off white head that dissapates slowly and leavs a nice lacing.
S: Pungent tropical fruit.... Pinneapple/mango... A touch of sweetness, earthy/toasty malts, caramel.... Aroma
Reminds me of hawaiian punch... Takes a bit of warming for the aroma to really come out on this one.... But it does smell delicious.
T: reminds me of hoppy earthy fruit punch. Deep and slightly toasty amber Malts blend with tropical citrus fruit hop flavor.... A good amount of resinous bitter pine in there as well. An interesting blend of flavors here.... Caramel notes becoming more and more apparent as the beer warms. The alcohol becomes a bit more apparent as well.
M: medium bodies with medium carbonation and a dry bitter finish.... There is a bit of lingering mouth coating bitterness.
O: a pretty good beer, reminds me of bitter tropical fruit punch.... I wish the lingering bitterness was toned down a notch here as I am not a big fan of the aftertaste. It is deffinatly worth giving a whirl though, grows and grows on me everytime i drink it.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2012 05:09:39 | More by PeterIngemi
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