RateBeer
overall
98
95
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


thickfreakness' rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to WeeheavySD, thanks Jon!
Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma of plums, fresh melon, citrus, and some crystal malt. Taste is Caramel, toffee, strong on crystal malts, citrus hops and a bit of fruitiness (pineapple?). Not nearly as pleasant as the smell, but still nice. Mouthfeel is medium and pretty dry. Overall its a pretty good beer!</br>


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2144) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Taster at beerfest - nose is rye ish. Sip adds a grapefruit bomb and it hits me that I havenít written grapefruit in any of my ratings tonight. Wow! Bitter as all get out. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1290) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours red amber with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel malt blended with green resiny hops.

The flavor is some sweet nutty caramel malts and lots of fruit with tons of piney resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice big hoppy red. The alcohol is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (384) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
This is all of itís IBU. It starts with a roar and finished so dry that it became a bit of a mission for me to drink it all. The malt sweetness just held it together. This is a fanboi beer, you love it, you love the people that love kit, you tried it and donít like , you didnít try it but might, or you wouldnít. It isnít a middle ground beer. I came down on slightly the wrong side of middle

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3305) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a clear mahogany with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled tan head that sticks around for a while. Malty aroma has a woody hop overtone and hints of cloves and hay. Bold flavor is quite hoppy and woody, rather like a good IPA, but scarcely bitter, malty and spice undertones provide support, and a hint of horehound rears its head. Texture is firm, and very lively and sassy. One, two, buckle your tongue!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (474) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Tongue buckler. Clearish red with a medium white head. Crisp hoppy nose full bodied smooth malty flavor with excellent piney hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Murky light brown color, coca cola head. Aroma of pine and butterscotch. Taste starts very sweet caramel and transitions quickly ti very bitter pine resin and scotch. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ The Pony NYC. Cloudy really glowing deep amber - golden in the glass this one and it has a small but really lacing off-white top. Nice hoppy nose with lots and lots of peachy fruitiness. Really tropical nose, lots of pineapple and mango. A bit like nosing on a tropical juice in a way. Lovely. Yeah, itís hoppy this. Not overwhelming in any way, but they have added lots of hops in this batch. Soft oily to sticky on the mouthfeel and itís soft on the carbonation as well. Loaded with piney hops making this quite a real palate cleanser. The alcohol is hardly noticeable at all. Citrus, pine cones and birch dominates here. Really enjoying what Iím tasting, but I doubt I could drink loads of this in one setting. A glass however, perfect! 19.06.2013

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (697) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2014
Rich red robust and quite dry on the palate. And yep she is a bitter bitch of a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bomber thanks to tepp. Hazy reddish copper with a beige head. Super malty aroma. Tart and hoppy.

3.9
   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 itís 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 39


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50