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RATINGS: 1212   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleph (231) - - APR 14, 2012
Bomber. Gold amber pour, frothy off-white head. Earthy nose, pine, citrus, bitter hops, malts. Creamy taste of same, roughens up, some toffee, sugar, hint of molasses. The taste is definitely more dimensional than the aroma. Slick mouthfeel but finishes dry with a bitter note, delicious. Medium carbonation, active on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
Aroma of apricot, bitter weed, and floral. Pours deep orange with a medium head. Taste is very bitter with grapefruit seed, floral and a bitter malt. Good but not in large quantity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle pours clear dark gold with a fluffy white head. Aromas are of grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple. The tastes are hop juice and more hop juice...lots of hops up front, in the middle, and on the finish. Not overly bitter, as the malts balance it out well for what it is. Body is medium with a long hoppy bitter finish. Overall a great DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Had roughly 4oz pour from draft - poured a light copper color with a small white head. Aroma was bitter hop notes. Flavor was a very bitter hop character. Touch soapy notes in aroma. Flavor is, well, a palate wrecker. Bitter and resiny. Quite good this time around.

Original review: There was a slight astringent character going on that I didn’t particularly care for, but i’m not sure if that was perhaps the glass or the beer itself. Rating: 3.3

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2012
Aroma: Dank; pungent; herbal; catty; pine/menthol; melon; apple/kiwi; grapefruit. Ridiculously layered and complex hop profile that continues to unfold over time as the beer settles into the glass. Flavor - BITTER. Bourbon-like; molasses; toasted walnuts; toffee; wood-bark; grapefruit; resin; candy sugar. Overall: A perfectly conceptualized beer that is simply way too intense for my palate. The most bitter beer I’ve ever had. Difficult to drink. Very astringent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2933) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured to a shaker at Lunar Brewing Co. displaying a clear, bright, deep golden color, with a very persistent and bountiful, off white head, and clingy, lasting ribbons & spots of lacing. The aroma was expressive citrus, mid-fruit, a touch of pine, and some light sweetness. The flavor presented an earthy, rind-like, full, tongue coating hop bitterness and an abundance of malt that took a little edge off the sting, gave it a little sweetness and silkiness, and kept it from becoming too much of an abrasive hop bomb,... which is the way I like a DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of OCBeerSociety. Thanks! I think this is now in Colorado, so if it’s any good, I’ll be happy to pick up a 4 pack of it. Always exciting to try a different Green Flash brew. A touch hazy, darkish orange appearance with a nice, cream colored head and good lacing. Big piney, pretty spicy, somewhat resiny aroma with a nice grapefruit element that really showcases the hops nicely. Orange cream citrusy, very delicious rich peach/passion fruit/grapefruit citrusy, big resiny, a big toasty malty flavor with a lingering grapefruity, bitter finish. Quite nice beer though maybe not quite as good as some of their other IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1280) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
Out of a 12 oz. bottle in a tulip glass. Dank earth combines with fruit on the nose. Alcohol gives a warning from the aroma, like a cognac. Color is autumnal orange, deep and late harvest. Clear as can be with a nice white head. Very bitter with earth and citrus. The citrus is restrained by the bitterness. Bittering follows all down the palate. Hard to get much more out of this. The 9.5% is slightly hidden!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
12 oz bottle from a 4pack purchased at Spirits Point. Poured a clear sunburnt orange body with some clinging bubbles and a large frothy bright white head, nice rings of lace on my CCB snifter. Aroma of fresh orange slices, dried torpical fruits, cirus rind, lemon zest, bread crusts. Palate is very dry overall with a medium mouthfeel, average to stronger carbonation, long lingering bitterness on the aftertaste. Flavor is rather dry with notes of dry citrus rinds, dry toast, yellow grapefurit, lemon zest, apricott skins, bread crusts. Good stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Palate wrecker pours a orange-amber color with a 2 finger off-white head. Before I finished pouring this beer I got massive citrus and pine notes and a slight cat pee smell. The taste is bitter and I mean bitter but in a good way. I did not taste the alcohol initially but I can feel a slight burn on the way down. Overall an extremely, enjoyable and super hoppy west coast IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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