Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ballast Point Tongue Buckler

My buddy Adam brought over a bottle of Ballast Point Tongue Buckler to share on a brew day. I previously tasted this beer on cask and dry-hopped at Al’s of Hampden, but this was a great opportunity to try the beer as intended. The beer pours a red-amber color with a frothy eggshell colored head. The aroma consists of caramel, lemon, and tangerine. The taste is bitter and dry with a caramel and toasted malt base. Bitter tangerine, orange, and grapefruit provide a citrus freshness and the finish has pepper, pine, and hop oils. The alcohol content is 10.0% ABV. I enjoyed this beer very much on the second go-around, as it had a great hop focus with a solid backbone that can carry the taste the entire way throughout the experience.

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