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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 760
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 69
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: xlperro on 11-25-2002

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Served on-tap in Brooklyn last month, from notes.

This imperial red poured an amber color with a short beige head. Its` nose has pine resin, grapefruit, toasted malts and hops. This is a smell that creates anticipation of the beer and is quite nice. Upon sipping it, I taste oranges, pine, some more hops, all well balanced together with some of the other flavors. MF is medium with a good amount of carbonation. All in all, this is a very good beer, which I have never seen on a shelf in metro NY; so it was nice to enjoy it on draft.

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On tap at Barley and Hops

Deep red/amber color witha finger of off-white foam. Thick, sticky lacing. Caramel malt and citrus hops in the nose. Taste follows true to form with a big caramel presence up front. The malt is offset by huge citrus hop bitterness on the back end. There's mango, tangerine and a bit of pineapple. Some booze is apparent in the finish and there's a lingering bitter aftertaste. The beer is full bodied, quite thick and viscous. Medium level of carbonation. A good imperial red, emphasis on the imperial. I like the combination of caramel malt and hoppiness, but the 10% ABV starts to wear on me a little as I near the bottom of the pint. A good brew for a chilly November evening.

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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.