Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by xlperro on 11-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
943
Reviews:
243
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
123
For Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%
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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3.94/5  rDev +1%
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Lueken's Liquors. A smooth mouthfeel, with an initial maltiness followed by a pleasant citrusy hop finish. Well integrated blend of malt and hops, the perfect imperial red beer. Another master craft from this brewery. Above average mouthfeel.

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Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 943 ratings.
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