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RATINGS: 1119   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
On tap at Churchill’s. Pours a light amber w/ white head. Malt, caramel, citrus, piney hops, and fruit. Good IIPA, well balanced, it just lacks some of that fresh floral, tropical hop punch I like in IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2010
On tap at Mugs in Brooklyn. Malty aroma with mild hops in the end. Hazy orange color with a small white head, Strong bitter throughout getting slightly sweet in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
On draft at Green Flash Brewing Co. (Vista, CA): Pours a slightly hazed orange/light copper with a medium white head. Nose of citrusy hops, sweet malts, florals, fruity esters, and wet grass. Oily mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Flavors of sweet pale and caramel malt (sugary) with some fruity notes against a resinous hop backbone. Bitter finish. Drinkability: Comparable to Moylan’s Hopsickle, unfortunately not as balanced, or as "palate wrecking". Pairing: Bacon Bleu Burger. Rebuy: Sure. #332 on 10032010, DG.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Tap at Mugs Split Thy Skull 9. . Poured a rich clear amber with a thin white head. Nose is big big citrusy piny hops. Flavor follows the nose. The hops are really big bold and sticky with a bunch of malts for balance. Really leaves a ring of resin on your mouth in the big bitter finish. Not for the feint of heart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: The pour looks innocent enough, a pale copper color with a thin layer of white foam on top. S: This is what I expect from Green Flash, pure hops in the nose. Very citrusy, mostly grapefruit and a bit of lemon with a substantial hit of pine as well. T: A very intense grapefruit flavor leads the charge, followed by a bit of caramel malt. The finish is quite bitter and has some very nice resinous pine character to it. M: This is a medium to full bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. D: One of the better IPAs I’ve had in awhile. The typical flavors you expect from a Green Flash IPA and it definitely lives up to the name. Just watch out for this one because it packs a punch.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6455) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2010
On tap at Baird Nakameguro Taproom. Grassy, citrus hop aroma. Pretty amber-red color with a thin, fine head. Big hop flavor, with alcohol, malty caramel flavor. Big and tasty enough but rather unbalanced and sloppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear golden amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Tap at RNH. Pours a deep bright orange with a foamy sticky white head. Aroma is really resinous, good sticky hops, grassy, mint, pine needle, some tropical mango notes, citrus and a decent sticky malt backbone. Flavor is almost all hops, a bit dank, bright resinous oily citrus and grapefruit pithiness, mango and tropical fruitiness comes out as it warms. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3243) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Sampled at the Bistro IIPA fest in Hayward, CA. This tasted pretty intense and more malty with the caramel and toffee flavors. Bordered on Barleywine territory for me. Definitely more malty than the other hop bombs served up here today. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Draft at Stone. Pours orange with thick white head. Floral hop aroma. Flavor of grapefruit hops. Good but not great with that name.


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