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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

666 Ratings
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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 65
Gots: 31 | 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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Mantooth, Sep 05, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber in color with deep hues of mahogany, and a fluffy 2 finger off white head.

Smell has spicy earthy piney hops forward. Smells like there is a fair amount of bitterness. There is also a heafty amout of toasted malt present.

Hoppy bitterness is forward and has more notes of earthy pine. The malt follows with a rich husky maltiness. Lots of residual Bitterness last well into the swallow and exhale.

Mouthfeel is good, medium bodied with high carbonation keeps this drinkable through the bold flavors and bitterness.

Fcolle2, Sep 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ShanePB, Aug 30, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smooth, rich flavor. Aftertaste has a touch of bite consistent with imperial. I am glad that they didn't go overboard on the "imperial" that maintains drinkability. Note: Any imperial should have a slight drop in drinkability due to the concentration of flavors.

Kirkman, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

lupercmda, Aug 26, 2013
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baklo, Aug 19, 2013
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Jason1337, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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abex44, Aug 15, 2013
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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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 14, 2013
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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.