Tongue Buckler

Imperial Red Ale

An Imperial Red Ale that’ll leave you speechless.
Our Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale doesn’t pull any punches. This is a big brew with hops and malt in extreme abundance. The I.B.U.’s (International Bitterness Units) alone test the limits of your palate. Yet while the timid should take warning, Tongue Buckler generously rewards the bold with an exceptional ale experience.


Year-round in:
22oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.



108 IBUs

Food Pairings

Teriyaki Flank Steak Plate Lunch
Sweet Potato Fries
Scotch Egg

Pours a crimson red color which comes from the addition of UK Dark Crystal Malts and a small addition of huskless black malt. Aroma of dried figs, lime, spruce tips and burnt sugar. Copious amounts of hops are added in multiple additions to this ample ale. From the 108 International Bittering Units (White Labs has only tested a handful of beers over 100 IBU’s) to the over two pounds per barrel of dry hopping used. Hops like Galena, Chinook and Magnum help add a resinous blood orange and grapefruit flavor to this huge Double/Imperial Red Ale.

  • Great American Beer Festival
    • 2005: Silver
  • San Diego International Beer Festival & Competition
    • 2013: Silver
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition
    • 2007: Gold
    • 2013: Gold
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