Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 642 | Reviews: 197 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Tucquan:
3.48/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Had this on 2012-05-21 in Columbia, PA
A - Pretty clear dark amber-red with a pillowy 3-finger head that sticks around and leaves good lacing.
S - Mild sweet and lightly roasted malt, some hop bud oils and hop floral.
T - Initially hop forward then a sweet malt with caramel and a light stone fruit that becomes earthy and metallic. The alcohol is very apparent. As advertised, it is very bitter. This bitterness and vegetal hop flavor lingers long into the aftertaste without quite enough malt sweetness to balance it out.
M - Medium-heavy body and light carbonation. Thick, resinous and very prickly. Nice.
O - I like double/triple IPAs quite a bit, and Sculpin is high on my list, but this brew doesn't have a flavor or finish that propels it even close to the top of my BA ratings. I finished the 2nd half of the bomber the next day and liked it better than on day one because the excessive bitterness had faded enough to let the malt profile show through a bit.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2012 22:52:30 | More by Tucquan
More User Reviews:
Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.