skmikeg (1318) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 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.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs amber with big citrus nose. This then drives into a strong citrus flavors (think brunt orange) with a nice sweet malt undertone. Big finish.
Zymurgeist2 (1280) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bomber to tulip glass. Perfume and pine forest dominate, and the dankness shows more as it warmed. Clear amber, with a slight brown hue, and a head the is off-white or very light beige. Taste is pine - like eating a handful of evergreen tips. Moderate high bitterness - but not massively so as advertised. Moderate low chewy biscuit from both the bittering and malt support. Finishes moderately dry for all of the alcohol. Alcohol really starts to show on the aroma as it warmed.
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brass Tap (Wesley Chapel, FL). Tons of hoppiness in the flavor, but had a bit of funkiness in the aroma that I didnít care for. The alcohol is quite pronounced.
jmohno (1256) - Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazed red with orange hue. Light head,slight lace.
Aromas of dark caramel.Piney,toasted marshmello.
Taste is carmelly,malty,piney,slick smooth,strong,holla. I love red ipaís. this reminds me why I like them so much. Probably my favorate style,and this is a good one.Nice strong but smooth piney finish. Alot of good taste in this here beer. It fits in somewhere betwix a barley wine/strong ale and ipa. Its very nice.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2006 On tap@OíBrienís: Clear orange amber color with a small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sharp citrus tart start followed by some caramel with a dry bitter grapefruit rind finish. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, SoLan! Exceptional hop aroma. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, with citrus and caramel both being strong and balanced. Very good.
GarrettB (1220) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 15th, 2012 - I canít remember where in the line up this beer was placed, but I dearly hope it was near the end. The Tongue Buckler earns its moniker, featuring overflowing, bold flavors. The color is a cardiac red, juicy with color, and deeply cloudy, giving off the visual of a potion more than a beer. The aroma is very strong, with the sweet caramel, red apple and malts of a good Irish red, but sticky with sweeter sweets like cotton candy and passion fruit. The flavor consists of a warm, caramel core, wrapped in a fresh, powdery bubble gum sweetness. The palate isnít too sticky or heavy, but there is a heavy dose of alcohol, and a long dry aftertaste that contrasts with the saturated sugars in the beginning. It is well balanced, but incredible strong, and another one of those beers which, at the time of this tasting wasnít in bottles, but dearly deserved to be.
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Coleís in Buffalo, NY. Deep ruby red pour. Kinda boozy and very very heavy. Just a heavy beer, thatís the best wording I can think of. Good beer, nice hop bitterness for a red. But wow, chewy, heavy. Kinda tough to get through.
AndyW68 (1217) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Over rated. Hqzy orange red with off white head. Aroma is seeet malty grainy. Taste is bitter. Hops are overwhelmig. Malt is in the background.