Ballast Point Tongue Buckler

Tonight the wife and I are out having a grand time with our friends Greg & Heather. As such, I figured it would only be appropriate to post a guest review this evening from non other than…GREG!

Ballast Point Tongue Buckler

Recently my wife wanted to take a trip down to Julio’s to pick up some beer. I didn’t need any beer, but I certainly won’t turn down a trip to the candy store. I strolled over to the beer section to see if any caught my eye. And then I saw it. It had a picture of a pirate with a bloody tongue on the label. And a parrot was trying to eat the tongue out of the pirate’s hand! Any beer with a label like that deserves to be given a shot. So I picked the bottle up and realized it was brewed by Ballast Point who I have had great luck with in the past.

Ballast Point Tongue Buckler

Ballast Point Tongue Buckler

Thus begins my adventure with Tongue Buckler Imperial red ale. As soon as the crown was popped the smell of hops was apparent. The Tongue Buckler pours an excellent ruby red color with a white head. I picked up a lot of grapefruit on the nose once I recovered from the hops attack. This beer definitely lives up to its name. It is hoppy and bitter and still more bitter and then comes to a long bitter finish.

Ballast Point Tongue Buckler

I thought this beer was delicious, but one was enough. It is 10% abv and I have to say that it did a number on me. Would I buy it again? Yes, probably. Would I buy it again soon? Probably not, I think my tongue needs 6 months to recover.

-Greg

Ballast Point Tongue Buckler

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