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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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88
very good

655 Ratings
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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 64
Gots: 30 | 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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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-24-2013 23:54:52 | More by In_Control_Mike
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jaybags

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-24-2013 18:24:34 | More by jaybags
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-22-2013 21:54:57 | More by Theortiz01
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Lucnifter

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-22-2013 02:17:30 | More by Lucnifter
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-21-2013 06:09:11 | More by AlexChillton
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baklo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-19-2013 22:25:44 | More by baklo
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-19-2013 12:57:38 | More by Jason1337
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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%

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.

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%

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.

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
Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.