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.
skmikeg (1233) - 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.
jmohno (1211) - 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 ipa’s. 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.
AndyW68 (1202) - 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.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Smells like caramel with a decent amount of spruce. Very powerful and bitter. Pucker power with a sweet malt.
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pete4999 (1194) - 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 Cole’s in Buffalo, NY. Deep ruby red pour. Kinda boozy and very very heavy. Just a heavy beer, that’s the best wording I can think of. Good beer, nice hop bitterness for a red. But wow, chewy, heavy. Kinda tough to get through.
GarrettB (1183) - 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 can’t 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 isn’t 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 wasn’t in bottles, but dearly deserved to be.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle shared by riversideAK, thanks man! Amber brown with a bit o white head. Dusty, peach, pine and call me crazy but I get some light smoke. Kind of sweet with dusty fruit and then bitterness. Alcohol warming on the way down. Woul like to try this again sometime...but fresh.
JoeTheYounger (1159) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden clear amber color with nice creamy head. Carbonation bubbles are apparent. Bitter hop flavor with some alcohol and caramel taste present. Very nice red.
Bule (1127) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a thick brown color with a lot of frothy head. Sharp alcohol and lots of hops. Good maltiness.