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RATINGS: 385   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (883) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bomber into pint glass, "enjoy by 040513" A- Deep amber, a bit cloudy, two finger lacy white head. S- Citrus hops, sweet malt, very nice T- Very hoppy, bitter, the hops are not citrusy like they are in the nose, quite sweet, but a strange sweetness. M- Good consistency, a bit low on carbonation. O- Decent beer, smells great but the taste doesn’t hold up. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-28-2012 05:18:36

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
wow! what a bomber! pours a very nice ruby red with beige head that is creamy and dense. the aroma is great, lots of earthy notes to support the massive amount of hops. really destroys your palate for sure, the aftertaste is super bitter for quite an amount of time. this is a heavy bottle of beer and def comes through on the promise of its namesake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber-brown with a thick foamy white head. Sweet, rich aroma of malt, candied fruits, sugar, and pine hops. Big taste, malt and sugar, with a lot of hoppy bitterness and fruit notes. Lingering boozy richness. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (855) - 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 Republic’s Café 15.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2003
How the hell is this not an IPA??? Had this on tap at O’Briens tonight...good pine and citrusy floral aroma...dare i say spruce-like?...not like thats a bad thing at all!!! It poured a dark bronze color with a salivatingly nice looking head. The taste begins with a hopping saturation across the back of the tongue and ends with a piney prickling of tiny bubbles and a smacking piney bitterness. Some fruitiness can be found in the aftertaste only after a couple seconds...good sweet fruits. Perhaps they forgot to include malt in here...i wonder??? A nice palate awakening here, good smack of florals/hops/pine, but grossly unbalanced toward that hoppiness. Still worth another try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Fresh aromas of yeast, bready malts and earthy hops. Darkened red/amber with some nice lacing against the glass. Very earthy bitter hops on the top with syrupy caramel malt undertones. There is a huge presence of alcohol on the finish. Overall, this is a delicious red ale with a lot of hops and alcohol. Intense and well done. A- rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 21, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a light copper. Nose is hoppy an a touch sweet. First thing I got was malt then a ton of pineapple notes and hops. Very bitter in the finish. It’s like a red strong. And strong it is, comes with some warmth in the finish. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Just another great addition from another great brewery. The Tongue Buckler kind of comes off as a Barleywine, what with it’s murky brown body and pillowy tan head. The body is full but kind of grainy. Heavy flavors of bitter hops strike their pose on a playful runway of caramel malts. It seems a bit toned down, like a pirate with a dull scabre, but this beer is a solid. Very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (812) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
22 oz bottle. This beer is great. Pours red, big head and ton-o-lacing. Big sweet caramel, yet hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not over done, very balanced. Excellent bitter bite and somewhat oily on the palate. Most imperial red ales are not that good, but this one is outstanding!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bomber. Pours a slightly hazy, deep copper, fluffy white head, outstanding retention and ridiculous lacing. Nose is tropical fruit (heavy pineapple), pine and some malt underneath. Mouth is full-bodied and bittersweet up front, chewy citrus and tropical notes riding a malt backbone and almost oaky, bitterness prevails and runs through a gamut of fruit then some ABV warmth going down with a long hoppy finish. Really nice Imperial Red.

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