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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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88
very good

648 Ratings
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Ratings: 648
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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vacax

California

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from BevMo @ $7.49 poured into pint glass.

A: Somewhere between red and orange with an attractive creamy looking head. Great retention and lacing. Hell of a good looking red ale.

S: Hopsplosion of pine and white grapefruit with a bit of an earthy twang. Nose is all hops.

T: Full hop presence of the nose is delivered with pine and grapefruit, and some orange all in treasure troves. Very unique balance, however, lots of spiciness, black pepper, and a skillful bite of alcohol. Tongue Buckler, indeed. A very hop-forward, very big red ale with a very artistic balance.

M: Medium body and very nice level of carbonation, not overdone.

D: Drinkable for an enormous ale (how many 10% red ales are out there, anyway?) though a definite palate wrecker / tongue buckler for me. I will finish up this bomber, but I would be happy with 12 oz. or so and this isn't really something I would buy frequently. A very well done ale, but the spiciness and high ABV aren't things that I seek out in a red ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 03:17:08 | More by vacax
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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.