Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
100 IBUs
Bottled Version: 107 IBUs, 10%

Prepare to walk the plank to an Ale of overwhelming proportions. More hops & more malts than any land lubber can handle. After this experience...your tongue will be buckled. The I.B.U.ís (International Bitterness Units) are off the scale on this ale. Be forewarned, those with a timid palate, this is not a wee beer! Handcrafted in small batches for those sailing the seas in search of great ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1337) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2016
California isnít short on heavily hopped red ales, so itís lucky I have lots of love to give. Tongue Buckler has an appropriately subtle name for its mild manners. Deep red pour. Rich, creamy suds. Caramel malt and piney hop aromatics. Big flavor profiles coming from both malt and hops. Toffee, pine, and bitter citrus. Alcohol flavoring is entirely hidden, but youíll definitely feel it after downing a bomber. For anyone who like the whole American Strong Ale / Imperial Red thing, this certainly works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1594) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle. A- Caramel, malty, pine. A- Reddish copper color, hazy liquid, off white head. T- Burnt caramel, malty, medium bitterness, floral spices. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Loads and loads of burnt caramel malts and a touch of floral bitterness. Not bad but equally not all that exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
Rating #1720 - 2015.06.02 - Bottle from the brewery in San Diego . Clear amber-reddish pour with a bubbly white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is a bucket load of earthy spicy hops. Taste is sticky caramel malty sweetness, with a powerful punch of hop textures. Medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth, medium bodied. Lots of cool assertive hop flavour in this one, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Tap at el Bait Shop. Deep reddish brown body with a khaki head. Nose piney with some toffee. There is also some wood. The taste is definite pine resin with toffee and black tea. A sweeter finish. Bits of black pepper spice in the aftertaste. Big body with warming alcohol. Overall well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3065) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2016
From the 650 ml. bottle stamped on the bottom - 16018-13:37. The reddish-amber pour is handsome and it leads up to a long lasting, foamy tan head. I could tell it was Ballast Point because the fruity and pine hop characteristics were prevalent along with a slight barley malt sweetness but no alcohol for 10%. A hint of orange too. The body is medium to full. Barley malt sweetness in the taste almost like a Barleywine but without the sharpness. No booze in the flavor either and a nice, fruity bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5610) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Rich copper and light ruby body with a nice, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rich malt, alcohol, earthy and grassy hops with a distinctly nutty and toffee scent as well. Medium-bodied; Nice robust malty flavour with a lot of grass and deep caramel flavours showing some nice hop bitterness with a bunch of alcohol warmth to finish it off. Aftertaste shows the malt at first with some nuts, earth, caramel, alcohol and of course - a good deal of bright herbal and grassy hops. Overall, a nicely balanced beer, especially for 10% abv, with a lot of sweetness and an assertive malt and deep fruit finish. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia on 17-January-2016 for US$7,99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-May-2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a nice deep dark golden brown. Aromas of hay, hop flowers, carmel malts, candy sugar, honey. Flavor: oak, caramel malts, grapefruit, light hops, brown sugar, and alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (205) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2016
Fairly strong aromas of both hops and malt. Malt aromas include toffee, bread and grain; also just a hint of apricot.. Hop aromas are pine and citrus. Color is a dark ruby red with a small to average off-white head. Taste includes a fairly hefty bitterness and plenty of alcohol sweetness. Medium to full body; alcoholic; average carbonation and a medium to long finish with the toffee and bitterness. Overall I like the balance between the hops and malt; a big bold beer with plenty of both hops and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2016
From the tap poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Hippy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (892) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
On tap at St Augustineís in Vancouver. A world class imperial red ale, if somewhat overpriced at $7.95 a 14 oz glass. The high hop bitterness is nicely offset with big malt flavors. More later perhaps. 4

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 50

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50