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RATINGS: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 149   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Palate Wrecker was originally brewed for the Hamiltonís Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration. Itís the most complicated West CoastĖinspired IPA we have ever brewedómashing 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 isnít for everyone, only the real hop heads!!!). Cheers! - Chuck Silva - Brewmaster - Green Flash Brewing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Mutilple bottles this evening. Trying to figure this beer out. Dudes at the beer store raved about it, compared it to hopslam and double trouble. For me, itís just a different beast. Orange amber with a small off white head. Nose is quite citrusy, some pine resin, herbal and grassy notes, peanut shell, light bready malt notes. When still cold, the flavor is quite hoppy with a biting bitterness but as it warms the malt comes out more and I got some diacetyl in my last pour. It lives up to its name as itís quite bitter at times and hard to taste much else. Okay, the butter is coming out again. Damnit. I wanted to like this a lot and I even bought a 4 pack of it based on the dudes at the storeís recommendation. Iíve made that mistake before. Getting a little bit of onion and garlic now, reminds me a bit of OB Gordon/Gubna. ugh. strange brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
soupy (35) - - MAR 21, 2012
Hazy copper pour, nice head. Like most Green Flash beers, taste is supreme. Hoppy full taste, smooth and not overwhelming despite the 9.9 . ABV. Very drinkable, feels like a sneaker. Poured from 32 oz, Growler,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toxichop (533) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a hazy copper. Aroma is a strong citrus, pine, honey and some spices. Taste is very hoppy, grass, pine, citrus and some spicy hops with just a bit of cereal malt. Medium mouthfeel, pretty sticky with dry and bitter pine finish. Overall this is a solid dipa that is more harsh then ur avarage dipa but nothing that will actually wreck you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
12oz bottle, dated 3/6/12, fresh from grape & gourmet. pours a slightly hazy, copper gold capped by a creamy, bright white head that leaves lacy sheets dripping down the glass. aroma is fantastic with huge, dank, herbal hops balanced by juicy grapefruit, peach nectar, and light pineapple with rich notes of spruce, toasted malts, and dry grass bringing up the rear. flavor is wonderful, surprisingly balanced for a beer named palate wrecker, with juicy, fruity hop notes of orange, tangerine, white grapefruit, and apricot up front backed by bitter pine resins, fresh herbs, and subtly sweet toffee malts. palate is medium bodied with spot-on carbonation and finishes with an agressive, herbal hoppiness. overall, an excellent big DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter520 (185) - - MAR 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Bottle. Appearance: clear golden orange color, white frothy head with decent retention and some slight alcohol legs. Aroma: mostly floral citrus grapefruit, some pine notes and very slight toffee and alcohol traces. Taste: sweet floral citrus up front and throughout with bitter hoppy pine joining in halfway through the end, balanced floral, pine aftertaste. Mouthfeel: medium creamy body, very little carbonation. Overall: palate not necessarily wrecked, but itís a nice even balance of floral, citrus, and bittering hoppiness and not a lot of malt presence at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a clear copper with large frothy white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is floral hop and pine. Thick mouthfeel with stron hop and pine with a long lingering bitter finish. A very impressive hoppy IIPA from Green Flash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 One of them cool bottles, picked up from Samís Quik Shop. Pours bright, clear orange with a thick off-white head. Nose is hoptastic... citrus and resin, but mostly citrus--shades of grapefruit, lemon, and orange rind. Not a huge amount of malt behind it. Call it unbalanced if you will, but sometimes this is the exact balance I like in a strong IPA. Hearty palate. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours a translucent copper color with a small off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is big and bold with grapefruit, sweat and resins. The flavor, like the aroma, is a big blast of bitter hops; lots of grapefruit, lime, resins and salt. The malt base is fairly neutral with some pine nuts and a trace of toffee. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Overall: This one lives up to its name, it really is a palate wrecker, one of the most bitter brews i can remember drinking that was still enjoyable. Fans of intensely bitter brews will wanna get their hands on this, all others should avoid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Well, I guess Iím gonna just pass out from fatigue sometime soon, so this is a good one to end the evening with, especially since Iíve been on a hop binge ever since fall and the concept of a palate stripping hop bomb is appealing right bow. This better live up to its name. I hope it hurts. 12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. I used to say Beer Run in Charlottesville, but there really is only one Beer Run (other than the cheap imitators), so no city modifier is needed. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of resiny hops with some floral, leafy and tropical notes. The taste is pretty bitter citrus and resin hops. Faint tropical notes as well as some toffeeish malts. Medium bodied with a strong lingering bitterness. Nice beer. It could be a little more bitter, but it is a nice strong hop bomb. Maybe one of these days I will return to be a proud Easterner who actually appreciates hoppy beers with balance, but for now Iíll embrace the skullduggery and this beer will do quite nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cohomebrewer (8) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012 does not count
Caramel aroma, very little citrus. Strong bitterness that overwhelms any other flavors. Little to no grain or malt flavors. Ok beer but way over-hopped.

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