Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bomber from Hollingshead.
Pours a deep amber/copper with a nice off-white head that disappeared to a consistent ring.
Aroma is not overpowering, but bears sweet citrusy hops and a sweet bready/malty combo.
Taste starts with a sweet and spicy bread/malt quality that is quickly taken over by a hop charge of citrus rind and pine that sticks to the tongue. This is all washed down with a noticeable, though not unpleasant hint of alcohol.
Mouthfeel is great for the style. Pretty heavy, but balanced well with great carbonation and the hop kick sticks to the tongue for a while.
Certainly not a session beer, but I had no problem at all finishing the bomber, and could probably handle a few pints on tap. Very tasty, and another awesome beer from the Ballast Point limited releases (I find their year round releases to be not so hot).
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2009 05:11:26 | More by moosington
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