slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 "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." deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a clear deep red with a yellowish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of grain, toffee and grass. Flavor has more grass and a bit of pine backed by grain and toffee. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle… Clear, deep amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a wonderful swirl of pine, caramel and toffee… I mean, lots of caramel and toffee. Full-bodied with barbed carbonation. The flavor is just a ton of earthy, citrusy hop bitterness layered upon huge toffee and caramel malt sweetness. Very malty; very hoppy… almost balances out. Lengthy, bitter, coarse finish that eventually dries out. Bottle provided by WeeHeavySD! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle at JW77’s. Damn this is HOPPY. Holy crap. Reddish pour. Off white head. Aroma is full of harsh citrus hops and christmas tree resin. Flavor is just too damn hoppy. Tons of grapefuit peel, bitter resin and some light malt. Wow hopheads rejoice. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009
DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Name: Tongue Buckler
Date: December 02, 2005
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
big sweet malt aroma with lots of hops, lots of hops and hops with a long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Bomber. Pours clear mahogany, looking like orangy-brown fall foliage through indirect light. Nose is rich, heavy resiny hops and a huge malt bill. Almost barleywiney nose. Tastes very astringent and resiny, with a huge hop bill that tells me the 107 claim is likely right on the money. The malt is there, but cannot match the hops in this. Mild vinous fruit flavors late, and some caramel malt, but the hops are center stage here. This one is unique, but way too astringent to be great. ManVsBeer (10485) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Keg taster @ Brewdog, Leeds. Has a strength, but not too sweet, nor too bitter in my opinion. DuffMan (10436) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
On tap @ Radio Maria. Beautiful russet orange amber, thick lacy tan head. Sugary malty sweetness, spruce tips, orange rind, subtle spiciness. Incredibly long bitter finish. Big bodied, sticky, resinous. So good! alexsdad06 (10436) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has grapefruit citrus and pine resin with some moderately sweet caramel malt. The flavor has grapefruit, citrus ans pine resin hops up front that remain throughout. What malt character there is becomes secondary to the hops; perhaps some caramel and toasted bread. The bitterness remains on the palate for some time. Some alcohol is noted, but not too distracting. This is one of the hoppiest imperial reds I’ve had. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2016 2016-12-09. Dark amber body modest beige head. 3+ Aroma has hoppy character, grapefruit notes. Flavour has pleasant bitterness, grapefruit notes. Average bodied palate, good with a carbonation. Solid, it grows on me as it goes. 7/3-4/7/3/15-16 Bottle shared by Blankboy.
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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