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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red AleTongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
944 Ratings
Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red AleTongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 11-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,747
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
944
pDev:
11.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
125
Trade:
1
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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.

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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.

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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 944 ratings
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