Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.1/5 rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
22oz bottle into a tulip.
Bottle stated best by 08/16/13, had on 4/21/13.
Appearance - Very hazy, opaque dark copper. Around two and a half fingers of beige head with a gentle pour. Head dissipated fairly quickly, but left a lasting layer throughout the rest of the glass. Minor lacing.
Aroma - Malts, caramel, pine hops, biscuit and other bready smells.
Taste - Pine hops, sweet malts, caramel. Definitely taste more of the malt than the hops. The alcohol is not hidden well, especially in the finish. Alcohol warmth throughout. Drinks like a barley wine, which is a style I don't care for.
Mouthfeel - Full bodied. High carbonation.
Overall - Not a bad beer by any means, but nothing I'd particularly care to pick up again. Tastes more like a barley wine than a red ale. Good to try once. Not terribly impressed, especially considering the typical quality that Ballast Point puts out.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2013 18:38:25 | More by bendern
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