Tongue Buckler
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
Imperial Red Ale
Ranked #25
Ranked #15,442
3.91 | pDev: 11.25%
Oct 20, 2022
Nov 25, 2002
Our Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale doesn’t pull any punches. This is a big brew with hops and malt in extreme abundance. The I.B.U.’s (International Bitterness Units) alone test the limits of your palate. Yet while the timid should take warning, Tongue Buckler generously rewards the bold with an exceptional ale experience.

IBUs: 108.
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Rated: 3.95 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 20, 2022
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours deep red orange with a small white head. Smells of caramelized grain with slight fruitiness. Tastes of caramelized grain with bright berries and slight citrus notes. Beer is medium/full bodied yet easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Nov 06, 2020
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 18, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by misteil from Ireland

Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 4 by anthony-s from New Jersey

Oct 16, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by Avitra from California

Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Lucular from Maryland

Jun 05, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Wolfangel from Florida

Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by Heeenrik from Finland

Sep 20, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Aug 20, 2018
Rated: 4 by jwg782 from Texas

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by bcsbeer from Florida

Jul 30, 2018
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Reviewed by smiths400 from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This beer is very rare, I saw it on the menu at Ballast Point Brewery & Restaurant in Daleville VA (July 21, 2018) and was intrigued by its description. High ABV beers often have some weirdness in the offering - either they smell strange (or awful) or the color or mouth feel is peculiar or they just taste like someone poured grain alcohol into a regular, average tasting beer. Not so for this delightful, beautifully shiny red beer with perfect carbonation and head. The taste was wonderful, a hint fruity, a taste of malt, lightly hopped , very smooth (!) and a great mouth feel with no surprises in the finish. Very well balanced. Served in an 8-oz goblet, I was able to sip this delicious beer with family at my side as we all watched a dramatic sunset peeking out from behind waning and wispy clouds over the stunning mountainous horizon looking west from Daleville. This beer produced a soft and warm buzz that came over me slowly and held on throughout our excellent 40 minute dinner. Ballast Point lists only 3 other places in the state that offer or sell this wonderful beer. Ah, man.
Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 16, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap. Poured a clear, golden amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, roasted malt and pine. Rich malty flavor with sweet orange flavor. Piney, sharp bitter hops.
Jul 12, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 3.41 by DanLane from Virginia

Jun 27, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by Strigiform_Witness from North Dakota

Jun 24, 2018
Tongue Buckler from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 991 ratings