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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.’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.


WVHouseofBeer's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (917) - Tallahassee, 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3966) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Nutty nose. Flavors of citrus and pine. Bitter finish. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2408) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 9, 2015
Aroma: Belgian Yeast, Dark Fruits, Mild Black Bread, Mildly Boozy Appearance: Dark Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Sticky Lacing Taste: Dark Fruits, Piney, Boozy, Mildly Bready Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
2015-03-14. Dark amber body with a nice foamy beige head. 3+ Moderate aroma, hoppy. Light fruit and vegetation. Flavour is fairly bitter, a bit rough actually. Green hop character lingers long into the finish. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Okay, sort of rough hop character overall. Bottle shared at beerhugger’s tasting.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Sharp citrusy grapefruit aroma. Clear rust, thick firm yellow head. Grapefruit, maraschino cherries. Licorice and subtle pine needle at midpalate. Copper penny finish. Full body, easy carbonation, alcohol is quite noticeable, resinous. Nice complexity, good transitions, healthy malt backbone to support the outrageous hoppiness. Probably a very good example of what this style strives to be, but I found it a little much. As a wheat beer fan, 107 IBUs and 10% isn’t what I’m looking for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (862) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2015
On-tap, this pours a dark reddish brown color with a slight head. The aroma is bold and malty. The taste is smooth, delicious, has a hint of caramel. Very interesting flavor and well made.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1459) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Strong citrus aromas with a citrus bite up front. Drying and somewhat bitter, like orange peel, with a serious amount of IBUs.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (381) - - MAR 22, 2015
Look: pours a dark orange. Off white head. Very cloudy. Smell: sweet oranges. Pineapple. Mango. Taste: pineapple. Mango. Oranges. Lemons. Feel: very dry on the back. Sweet up front. Overall: very good beer. Not what I expected with the pineapple. But really good. First drank: home 3/22/15 Vintage:

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1584) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
Beauty. Pours Amber, slightly hazy with tons of lastin frothy head and tons of lacing. Pretty beer. Nose is big pine and some syrup. Flavours are pine, cheerios, syrup, grapefruit. Taste is med sweet big/med bitter. Creamy body with lively csrbonation and lasting dry bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1723) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bomber->snifter. Reddish brown with big lite tan head. A: caramel malt, resiny hops, apples. T: bitter hops over sweet malt. Serious bitterness. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (712) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours a dark, copper-brown, with good-sized head. Aroma is very floral/citrusy , dank and fresh. Flavor is very bitter, with lots of hop spice and citrus. Tastes like a very strong IPA--quite good, in fact.


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