Ballast Point Tongue Buckler
Ballast Point Tongue Buckler is an Imperial Red Ale. Big sweet malt profile to start with a bit of toffee flavor, this is then taken over by a lot of strong hop flavor. Big pine, some orange citrus and a little green onion as well assault your palate. This red ale is very spicy and a bit dry on the finish with a slight return to the sweetness. I’m finding this similar to Bell’s This One Goes To 11 but without the tropical fruit sweetness. In fact this would be a decent (and easier to find) alternative if you were unable to get your hands on some “11”.