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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale
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BA SCORE
88
very good

719 Ratings
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Ratings: 719
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 68
Gots: 43 | 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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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle.

Pulpy, hazy, burnt sienna body. Some light around the edges shows sediment. Small, gauzy, dirty light khaki head. Some lacing. Plenty of resinous hops on the nose. Pungent but pleasant. Also peppery, spicy, and piny. Nice wallop of fruity and caramel-y malt backs it up. Faint alcohol notes as well.

First sip and wow. Big bitter hop goodness. Herbal, piny, and resinous. Lots of sweet malt fills in quickly, though, providing some reprieve. Fruity, caramel-y, and figgy. Scotch tape and pine resin bitterness fights back, winning the battle for hoppy bitterness into the finish. Warming. Dries out a lot in the finish, but there is still some lingering fruity malt sweetness. Full-bodied and chewy. Nice.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber 2 weeks ago from BevMo for $7.99. Best by 050913. I also had this on tap at the San Diego Toronado about a year ago.

Beer poured a murky reddish brown with a pretty decent head that is leaving an smear of lacing behind.

Nose is a nice blast of citrusy hops.

Taste is a big caramel malt backbone that is overtaken by a whopping amount of citrus hops.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth, very satisfying.

Overall not the cleanest of finishes but very flavorful and fun to drink.

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle from Rollin Oats Tampa FL for 10$

Appearance - Slightly hazy red/copper with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, apricots, pineapple

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some grapefruit, cherries, and apricots. It ends with a very hoppy fruity aftertaste.

Overall – Wow.. a lot of hops going on here. I've been looking for this one for a while and it doesn't disappoint. It is definitely over the top flavour wise.. it has a lot of sugary sweet flavours and a giant dose of hops.

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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.