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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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88
very good

648 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 65
Gots: 29 | 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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ThreeWiseMen

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brent (Swimsum) shared this with me. Thanks buddy!

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Crystal clear deep red with a white halo on top. No apparent carbonation. Nice lacing, nice retention. I really dig the color.

Smell: Sweet caramel and amber-like characteristics. The ABV also comes through a bit. Not a whole lot to smell here unfortunately, but what is there smells nice.

Taste: Toasted grains, candy apple caramel, red berries, pine and citric hops. Nice, balanced profile of flavors. Very enjoyable. Alcohol comes through in the finish, but isn't too pronounced. Mild bitterness. Nice!

Mouthfeel: Creamy, sweet, and well-balanced. Beer becomes frothy when swished. Sticky and syrupy to an extent. Kinda heavy. Definitely warm.

Drinkability: Pretty syrupy and hot at times, but otherwise a solid imperial amber. I recommend splitting this with someone else.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 00:27:20 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.