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RATINGS: 1088   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Pours a clearish honeyish gold. Small sticky white cap. Nose has toffee/caramel alts and citrus. Taste has caramel toffee base malt, grapefruity hops notes. Medium bitter finish. Body is medium, good carbonation. Big abv, but easy drinker. Doesn’t wreck my palate but I enjoy it a lot.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Tremendous brew: cloudy, orange appearance and medium head...citrus and biscuit flavors dominate...beautifully bitter finish...a souped up ESB in my book. I was so impressed that I gave a 4-pack to a fork lift operator who recently lost his job for damaging freight...get it?

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (154) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2014
From Craftissimo. Translucent amber with small white bubbly head and huge legs. Smells of wet juicy hop, sweet malt, bit of maple syrup/hard candy. Tastes hugely deeply overwhelmingly bitter without much else, long bitter dry finish. Really nice aroma but taste is way too bitter and big without being balanced. Body is medium and quite slick. Admire its ambition but wouldn't get again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (194) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Translucent dark amber pour. Very sweet juicy hoppy aroma. Taste is overpoweringly resiny hops. Not syrupy but very vegetal. Lasting boozy finish. Like the hoppiness but not as good as other extremely high IBU DIPAs. Good to try but wouldn't get again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Amber with off white head. Aroma of marmalade, caramel, toffee, grass, fruits. Taste is very hoppy with lots of malt and caramel notes. Bitterness is very high

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
improvjock (321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma heavy of fruit and wildflowers, with a hint of the caramel malts. Taste is fairly bitter, with grapefruit. Heavy on the palate for an IPA, but then, this does have 9.5% ABV. Really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (441) - - JUN 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-26-12 - Poured from bottle into snifter Appearance – Pours a deep amber color with hints of deep orange and some red. Upon pouring a nice just off white head forms on the brew. It has a decent amount of persistence before fading to give a nice level of lacing. Smell –Pine is huge, dominating the aroma. There are slighter aromas of a breadiness as well as some light citrus and woody aromas. Taste – This is one bitter pine hopped brew throughout. There are transitions however, in the intensity of the bitter pine hop flavor. At the start of the taste, the bitter pine is more mild (at least comparatively to the end of the taste) and there is a little bit of sweeter citrus (tangerine and orange). Toward the middle it becomes a bit more bready in body with the sweetness fading and the bitter pine getting even stronger. At the end the bitter really takes hold and leaves an intense bitterness on the tongue. Mouthfeel – Smooth and creamy with the carbonation is on the lighter side. These characteristic really accentuate the bitter pine flavor giving the tongue some wicked intense flavors. Overall – This was a bitter pine IPA if I have ever had one. With its intense nature, its potent flavors overload the bitter taste buds on the tongue. A bitter IPA’s lover’s kind of beer, and one I actually found quite pleasurable (even though I would consider myself a sweeter IPA kind of guy).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Dark amber. Fair head. Dark heavy hop nose. Crunchy hoppy flavour. Nice malt not syrupy for big ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (199) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle from CBB. Dark orange colour, very small head. Malty hoppy aroma with some citrus. Crazy hop flavour and lots of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (620) - LATVIA - JUN 11, 2014
Some maltiness in background, caramel overpowered by herbal grapefruit hops, quite intense pine. Some sweetness with long moderate to intense bitterness, quite dry finish. I like this as hop tea, but for good beer – bit too boring


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