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RATINGS: 1202   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, pine, grapefruit, grass. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20110802]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
2nd August 2011
GBBF Cask. Reported at a ’mere’ 9.5% here. Hazy gold beer, residual white head. Nice citrussy nose with some cat piss! Smooth semi dry palate. Intense Citra come Nelson hops with a little dried fruits. Some tropical fruits buried in there as well. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Nice DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2012 On cask at Pizza Port Carlsbad for this rating. (I’ve had this as a growler fill before I totally loved it). On cask, this was not one of my favorite beers of my recent one week vacation in Carlsbad. It was dank in a bad way and seemed like warm sweet water compared to the great PP Whambo IPA I had at the same time. May 8th, 2012: bumping up from 3.5 to 4.1 based on recent bottle batch. This is hoppy glory in a bottle- delicious through and through and big dank weed like aroma. Love it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Clear amber - offwhite head. Grassy, citrus, light flowery, sweetness, wooden/forrest hoppy, herbal, caramel... no palate wrecker on that cask !!!.........ReRate: Draught at Ginger Man., NYC. Clear amber - white head. Grassy. Bitterness. Nutty. Fresh hoppy. Rather hoppy. Caramel. Nice - but still no palate wrecker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14486) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours cloudy golden with small bubbles on top. Nose has lots of grapefruit and peach. Smooth and full bodied. Dry and hoppy end - far from a palate wrecker though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8499) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at GBBF. It pours amber, with a thin bubbly head. The nose is pine, resin, sweet malt and tangerine. The taste is sweet orange, tangerine, resin, alcohol warmth, wood, leather and grass, with a massive bitter-dry finish. Medium to full bodied and low carbonation. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Golden colour, no head. Aroma is fruity, nectary wooden and mildly earthy. Flavour is fruits, wood, earthy, grassy and mildly herbal. Pleasantly balanced, even though being very hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22902) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear amber coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and grass. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours copper, with a thin off white head. Piney as fuck, grass, toffee, grapefruit, strong lime, lemon and orange rind. Bitter as fucking hell! man this was tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34358) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is solid grapefruity and dense peachy hoppy. Bitter, herbal and mild peachy. Bitter, dry and herbal finish.


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