Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stoneman78:
4.43/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On cask at the Real Ale Festival at PP Carlsbad
Appearance is a cloudy red hue, off-white creamy foam head, moderate lacing
Smell is super pine needle hops, caramel malts, bread and biscuit malts, toffee, citrus, chocolate
Taste is bitter pine hops balanced with smooth caramel malts, toffee dominates the middle, finishes slightly bitter
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, thick and creamy texture, moderate carbonation
Drinkability is high, great mix of hops and caramel malts, a very impressive 'imperial' amber style beer resembling GF Hophead and Port Shark Attack
Serving type: cask
06-25-2008 07:03:07 | More by Stoneman78
More User Reviews:
3.09/5 rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: Deep red, decent head.
Smell: Not a lot in the nose.
Taste: Sweet and malty. Some toffee. Much more intense flavor than I would have guessed from the aroma. Fairly boozy.
Mouthfeel: Medium-ish body.
Drinkability: Solid. A bit heavy handed on the maltiness. Not a favorite.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2014 21:54:25 | More by jjh19
4.25/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Deep redwood; Fluffy, tan head; good lace; medium carb activity
Smell: Pineapple; Woody/Floral hops; Black Cherry; Caramel sweetness
Taste: Black Cherry; Plum; Woody/Floral hops; Orange rind; Alchohol
Mouth-feel: Balanced; Medium Body; Big Carbonation; Dry Finish
Overall: Wonderful West Coast style Red. The ample malt sweetness is nicely balanced by the hops
Serving type: on-tap
02-01-2014 21:13:20 | More by JoshuaMason
Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.