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RATINGS: 1123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 149   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Palate Wrecker was originally brewed for the Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration. It’s the most complicated West Coast–inspired IPA we have ever brewed—mashing and sparging with hopped wort, in addition to our hop layering regimen for IPA. We use almost 6 lbs/bbl of Columbus and Centennial hops to create this very bitter hop monster (tested at 149 IBU and no extracts in case you were wondering). By popular demand, it is now released for the world to enjoy (even though this beer isn’t for everyone, only the real hop heads!!!). Cheers! - Chuck Silva - Brewmaster - Green Flash Brewing


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3778) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
wow this shit is great. Reminds me of hopslam. Great clean citrusy aroma. Flavor is massively bitter, but still has a huge amount of honey and sweetness for balance. Not at all just like hop tea or something. Moderately full chewy viscous mouthfeel. Aftertaste is almost like licking hoppy tree bark. This is very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours a clear golden orange with a frothy off-white head. The aroma packs an earthy hop punch. Loads of resinous pine, wet grass, notes of citrus fruits and a slight hint of malts. The flavor is an extreme bitter tongue thrashing. Juicy grapefruit, hints of pineapple, citrus zest backed up by pine resins. Big, Aggressive, Outstanding DIPA!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Tap at CK. Clear brass amber with a medium, buttermilk head with sticky lacing. Nose is squashy with oddities and orange liquor. Taste is cheesy and sugary with mild pine and bitter orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 Pours a nice golden amber. Slight head. Aromas of malt, pine, grapefruit rind, tropical fruit and alcohol. Initial taste is mildly bitter with a bit of sweetness. Finishes with a strong hop bitterness. Flavors of grapefruit rind, orange peel, candied sugar, alcohol and tropical fruits. Delicious, but I feel a lot of the flavor is masked by the hop bitterness. It’s not too hoppy, just feels like the flavor is being robbed. Overall its a pretty solid beer. At 149 IBUs you’d think itd be straight hops but its quite delicious. A definite beer worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours very clear dark amber with a large, frothy and pillowy off-white head, medium-long retention with excellent, sticky lacing. Aroma is heavy, fragrant citrus, pine, resin, and floral hops, light biscuit and honey/straw malt, persimmons, key limes, and mango tropical fruity aromatics. Flavor is heavy hops and spicy bitterness, somewhat lingering with a mild throat burn, supporting malt holds up the heavy hops, tropical fruits mingle throughout holding onto a fair sweetness until the beer finally finishes dry and lightly salty. Full body, medium-high warmth and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2675) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, Bittersweet. Grapefruit, honey. Clean golden orange color, nice head faded quick. Spotty lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, dry bitter finish, good, not sure if I notice much difference with impy ipa, but that’s me.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Oh where do I begin? I used to think these kind of beers were great Hop Bombs. I don,t think that way anymore. Monstrosity. Frustration, annoyed, overbearing, FAKE! extracts, too clear biting, F*%$# me! disappointed, chemical, pointless, slam it. shit, pass, worthless, trash, bitter, grassy, arrogant, abrasive, unpleasant, solvent, two more bottles of death left. arsenic, sauerkraut aftertaste, The lowest rating at the time I wrote this was 2.5 remarkably! Not any more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 24, 2012
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Jeff! Aroma gives a giant blossom of green onion. Summit heaven. The flavor packs a similar punch but pulls the allium rawness a touch. This is definitely name deserving. I don’t approve of the fact that this beer rates highly because it’s extreme. There are much more deft, elegant, refined, and expressive hop shows. But this is raw power and there’s something to be said for that. I’ll take it sometime, not all the time, but when I do, it gives me that green glow that I need now and then.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1726) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2012
wtf? growler from bierkraft. golden with dense big head. pineapple pine cone aroma. milf apricot with face-crushing bitterness. wtf? way too hoppy to be anything but a novelty. nevertheles, or therefore, my friiends are loving it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3569) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Tap. Pours clear gold with average white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is citrus fruit, grassy and floral hops, pine, toasted and cereal malts, and light herbs. Flavor is heavy hops with light malt and supporting citrus esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.


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