Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by bendern:
3.1/5 rDev -20.7%
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
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 562 ratings.