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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.s (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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (743) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Type: Draft Glass: 0.25L glass From: Tiger! Tiger! in North Park (San Diego), Calif. Price: $5.50 Purchased: Jan. 5, 2014 Consumed: Jan. 5, 2014 Misc.: N/A 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 Republics Caf 15.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (737) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brian60625 (732) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Its 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, Id pass on having this one again because its such a mustang of a beer. My atmospheric opinion of Ballast Point is now, temporarily at least, grounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2013
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 youd expect from something called Tongue Buckler. Too one dimensional for my taste but if you want a bunch of hops here you go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (661) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
bottle 65cl @ downtown lodge, santa rosa . dark amber, white head.. malty, nutty aroma. bitter malty flavor

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