BucannonXC5 (743) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: 0.25L glass
From: Tiger! Tiger! in North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 5, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 5, 2014
Poured a reddish amber semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white head. A good amount of spiderweb foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top.
Smelled smooth citrus notes, lemon, floral notes, grapefruit, pine and caramel.
Tasted rye hops, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, citrus notes, grapefruit and pine, all in a mellow form.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
A really smooth beer and I enjoyed it very much. It was a good follow up to Bear Republic’s Café 15.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Tampa tasting. Medium, clear amber body with a tall, dense beige head. Nose is resinous, earthy hops, citrus, caramel, light bread and mild spice. Medium body with a sticky mouth feel. Flavor is seet caramel, pine, citrus, a little wood, and more mild spice like clove. Finishes mostly dry with medium hops bitterness and a hit of alcohol.
skmikeg (737) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a nice copper color with a good tan head which lingers for a while. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit and Pineapple. flavor is of bitter pine and grapefruit hops with some carmel and nut flavors in the background. finish is bitter and dry with a slight alchool presence. overall, this is a very nice Red Ale.
brian60625 (732) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. It’s a rough ride on the tongue buckler. Heavy malt, phenol and sweet scotch ale-ish aroma. Really good looking dark color with bubbles streaming up to durable layer of foam. Taste is biting and the opposite of easy-drinking. It lives up to its name. Boozy, malt-driven, metallic, and a bit soapy. Palate is medium bodied and fairly fizzy. Overall, I’d pass on having this one again because it’s such a mustang of a beer. My atmospheric opinion of Ballast Point is now, temporarily at least, grounded.
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours nice red color with thin white head. Aroma pine hops. Taste a bit of malts with pine hops. Finish pine and resin hops. Interesting full palate with nice tingle from hops, carbonation and alcohol.
About what you’d expect from something called Tongue Buckler. Too one dimensional for my taste but if you want a bunch of hops here you go.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ fg with e. Dark red pour and a modest head. Spicy aroma with a spicy, malty palate and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Not very memorable but good.
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours clear, deep amber, reasonable sand colored head, some lacing. Small bubbles of carbonation form an interesting pattern along the surface. Nose is cooked caramel, toffee, toast, butterscotch and herbal hops. Full bodied. Biscuit, pine, caramel and crystal malt sweetness, molasses, cedar chest and some varnish flavors. Pine hop bitterness and varnish on the finish. This has a little heat but overall, solid big red ipa.
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J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, woody, caramel aroma from a crystal clear deep amber ale with a thin white head. The alcohol here is evident from the first sip, but it integrates quickly and smoothly with the rich, sweet caramel and butterscotch malt flavors. Immediately after this, a solid, piney/guava bitterness sets in and almost washes away the sweetness that lingers near the back of the tongue (which has now been sufficiently buckled). All of these components seem to linger in the aftertaste, the sign of a well balanced (and delicious) beer. This is a big beer all the way around.
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Split Thy Skull at Mugs BK. unclear red. Big skunky funky hops with sweet ripe fruit in abundance along side spice and booze. Flavor is very sweet, hop resin, deep lasting bitter, vegetal, spice. Sticky gritty palate. Great beer, not super complex.
Sarpa (661) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 65cl @ downtown lodge, santa rosa . dark amber, white head.. malty, nutty aroma. bitter malty flavor