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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red AleTongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

648 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 648 | Reviews: 197 | Display Reviews Only:
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-17-2013 22:44:32 | More by kjkinsey
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valkyre65

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-17-2013 19:19:37 | More by valkyre65
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dougorey

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-15-2013 02:39:13 | More by dougorey
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-15-2013 00:33:56 | More by abex44
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excited to try another of the semi-rare but delicious imperial red ale style. This pour is breaking in my new DFH signature glass. Pours a deep, clear blood red with a thick fluffy off-white head. Smell is boozy caramel malt, completely overshadowed by hops. The hop scents start off with some mild pine/citrus rind, followed by tons of sweet fruit. Taste is sweet toasted malt, a sudden wave of booze carrying tons of juicy and bitter hop flavors with it. Finishes with sticky sweetness rolling in bitterness and the heat left over from the alcohol. Definitely a sipper, but great if you like big hoppy beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 23:56:48 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-10-2013 23:54:55 | More by tarheels4life23
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FriedSlug

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-10-2013 23:01:57 | More by FriedSlug
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McAndrew

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-10-2013 21:22:26 | More by McAndrew
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slavall

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-09-2013 23:36:41 | More by slavall
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-09-2013 18:55:35 | More by IPAchris
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-08-2013 00:51:31 | More by ThrashMaster
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-08-2013 00:49:48 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-08-2013 00:01:32 | More by Lukass
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diehl07

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

08-07-2013 20:06:47 | More by diehl07
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Skramer

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-04-2013 18:35:41 | More by Skramer
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-03-2013 22:56:57 | More by erialbill
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oberon

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Iam a big fan of uber hopped imperial reds so here we go!Poured into an imperial pint glass a clear rich bronze color with a billowing one and a half finger off white head that spits and shoots into a craterous mass leaving a full ring of lace behind.Herbal and grassy hops with a tinge of pine resin,not a big malt profile wich surprised me a little,but I loved the hops.Not quite as full as I would have liked in the mouth,not watery but for the style I may have liked a little more fullness.Flavors of alcohol dipped malty-gummy fruitiness and brown sugar then more of a herbal/leafy hop flavor that turns into a big of grapefruit rind,as I drink more the complexities unfold more.There is a nuttiness that keeps the beer from becoming overly sweet and boozy.At first the beer didn't impress much but as I drank more it impressed more.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 22:29:22 | More by oberon
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-03-2013 18:54:31 | More by JohnnyK
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, best by 4/17/2014, pours red-copper topped with a creamy beige head that holds great retention. Aromas are toasty grain, caramel, earthy, piny, citric hop. Tastes include a sharp bite of bitter hops up-front, piny, pungent, grapefruit, burnt caramel, brown sugar, bread crust, earth, prickly booze. Creamy yet resiny mouth-feel, medium-full body, moderate carbonation. Overall, nice Imperial Red, but there are some better ones out there, in particular one lucky one that is half the price...


Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 03:46:53 | More by barnzy78
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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-31-2013 01:49:37 | More by sgoro
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brycevolk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2013 14:05:44 | More by brycevolk
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2013 11:42:13 | More by Cynic-ale
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Kraig

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-28-2013 21:30:38 | More by Kraig
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crytion

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-28-2013 09:26:17 | More by crytion
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-25-2013 13:32:42 | More by RedneckBeerz
Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.