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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

647 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 647
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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beesy

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A - gorgeous beer. A somewhat rocky, two and a half finger off white head forms above a brilliant mahogany colored beer. One of the best looking beers Ive had in a while. Nice lacing left from the head.

S - earthy and very piney. boozey.

T - its all about the bitterness. Very firm, resinous, bittterness with lots of pine. A nice course bitterness lingers on the palate. Alcohol present - you can tell this is a bigger beer when you're drinking it. Somewhat ne dimensional.

M - full bodied, almost creamy. Although I prefer my hoppy beers to be drier, I think if this were any more attenuated, it wouldnt hold all the alcohol and bitterness.

D - low for me due to the high IBU and alcohol.

Overall, a fantastic looking beer that is solid all around. mmmm- eye candy. I wish the taste were a bit more complex or followed up with more/different late hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 00:42:50 | More by beesy
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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.