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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1175) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1158) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1144) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Didnít do much for me, total malt bomb (perhaps old?) that was very thick. Didnít need the high ABV and syrupyness for something that really didnít have much flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 I wasnít so impressed with this one - it was fine and all, but I was coming off tasting some of their much better brews. Lots of heat on the palate with this one, but the spicy hops cover for this. ON SECOND ANALYSIS: It grows on you - especially since this one is hiding 10%. Nice bitter flavor, despite the lack of florals.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft at Ballast Point. Pours a deep copper red with an off white head that holds. Nose has caramel, citrus and floral hops. Taste is more citrus with caramel syrup and toffee coming through. Booze hidden well. Fucking great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1078) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a hazy bright red. The aroma is mostly hops. The taste is a little boozy throughout. Finishes a little too much for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 One of the more complex reds Iíve had, but also one of the less sweet. On tap at Stuffed Sandwich, so my mouth was burning from the polish sausage sandwich to boot. Anyway, a highly pronounced red flavor, probably a lot of hoppiness under there, and more of a sharp finish - more pine than citrus. In all, very complex - the balancing malt is very subtly roasty; this too helps keep the brew less sweet.


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