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RATINGS: 396   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.


dnstone's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a glowing amber color with an orange hue and whisps of off-white head. An orangey hop strength hits you before your nose reaches the glass; quite hoppy with a sweet aroma. Those bitter orange hop notes are immediate in the flavor and carry through, while the beer is also full bodied and moderately sweet...the finish is slightly earthy and with a roasty-coffee note.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap at their place in little Italy. Pours reddish Amber with one finger of off white head. Hoppy aroma some caramel. Bitter. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (140) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
From the bomber into the pint glass. Iím not really clear on this IBU rating, can we be sure whoís making this grading because this beer seems more malty than hoppy. Iíve had way more bitter beers than this with way lower ratings. Is this an established organization making these determinations, and if so shouldnít there be IMUís for maltiness?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Murky ass amber, medium to thin light tan head, spotty lacing. Toffee, earth, resin, light caramel, grapefruit, and a touch of grain. Medium to full bodied, moderate sweetness, lingering, rounded finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (430) - - OCT 31, 2014
This is definitely a tongue buckler as the name states. Yuck yuck yuck. Not a Julie beer. She gives 0.1.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5038) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus/grapefruit hops with lighter caramel, fruit, brown sugar, and a touch of toasty notes. It pours a dark transparent orangish-brown with a touch of haze and a two finger beige head that eventually fades to a thin film. There is a good amount of thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel with a touch of brown sugar. The finish moderate grapefruit, pine, faint toasty notes, and barely a hint of alcohol. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, when I used to think American Strong Ale meant something, this is tasty example of what I thought it meant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy dark copperish red with of white head. Floral hops notes, some pine, and a bit of grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Bitter, but good. Gives a little malt on the finish to let you know itís a red.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1434) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: floral hops, resin, some hay. Appearance: hazy amber, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense grains, heavy malts, caramel, getting very bitter, dry finish. Overall: nice American Strong Ale, yet lacking some intensity in aroma. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
screigh (464) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a dirty-hazy red color almost leading towards brown. Thin off-white head with no lacing. Almost no aroma at all, if anything maybe some caramel. Taste is mostly just bitter with some grainy taste. Finish almost has the taste of fish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1044) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"the version i had,still called Tongue Buckler, was at 10%! and came across as a strong ale/hoppy bw/or sweet double ipa. generoua=sly hopped but candi malty sweet. very good. you could tell the abv was high, but no heat. big body, lasting malty finish with a bittersweet aftertaste."


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