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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

656 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
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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California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-09-2014 18:23:36 | More by Deaner1308
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-09-2014 17:04:12 | More by bleedsblu
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-08-2014 02:43:31 | More by wrightst
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fafa50

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-01-2014 00:01:44 | More by fafa50
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-31-2014 18:37:05 | More by thereal_adam
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-29-2014 23:14:32 | More by RobertJBeer
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-25-2014 01:59:20 | More by bkwhoppa66
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robear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-24-2014 19:42:16 | More by robear
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rdmendoza

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2014 21:53:34 | More by rdmendoza
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

05-20-2014 08:35:42 | More by Vigilante
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.3%

05-20-2014 01:13:55 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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swaltn

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-19-2014 07:04:32 | More by swaltn
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-16-2014 06:02:58 | More by zestar
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RBuckley73

Nevada

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-16-2014 04:32:51 | More by RBuckley73
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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-16-2014 00:57:52 | More by Nunya
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-13-2014 06:18:52 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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antott0523

New Jersey

2.89/5  rDev -26.1%

Appearance: Beautiful translucent mahogany with a foamy off-white head that settles to a half finger with a fair amount of lace.

Smell: Citrus hop notes that comes through as an almost artificial lime scent that reminds me of Rose's Lime Juice. Some tart pineapple as well. There is a an odd scent that I can only describe as brussel sprouts. Grainy and grassy notes come through as well. A minor hint of alcohol comes through.

Taste: Pine and grapefruit notes of hop bitterness. Some sweeter malt notes of caramel and grain that come through as well. The finish is balanced, not too dry, and consists of grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel: The hops have some presence on the palate. Nothing more than a gentle tingle, and definitely not buckling my tongue. The beer is fairly thick.

Overall: This beer is okay. There are some off-putting elements on the nose that reminds me of cooking brussel sprouts or cauliflower. There is an artificial citrus element as well. I love the big amber style of beer, and I will say that this does not come close to Nugget Nectar or Lagunitas Mondo, which are two of my favorite examples. Overall, I think it falls short because it lacks that clean, crisp and fresh hop character that the others have.

05-08-2014 00:20:34 | More by antott0523
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tmryan21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Illinois

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cdean801

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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mweso2000

Georgia

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Texas

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gmendez1122

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-28-2014 02:23:20 | More by gmendez1122
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2014 00:24:36 | More by cantfindme
Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.