Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1318) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1280) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1256) - Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Thanks, SoLan! Exceptional hop aroma. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, with citrus and caramel both being strong and balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1220) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndyW68 (1217) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
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.

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