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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (772) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Draft at 16 Tons Cafe, Eugene. Pours a burnished copper, lots of off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma sharp and resinous, with a duller complexity. Body full yet lively, finish surprisingly subtle, retaining a lengthy resin character without being too heavy. Definitely West Coast, but incredibly drinkable and light for the ABV (it’s all relative, right?)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Poured orange in color, clear with a nice white head. Citrus Aroma, some pine and some caramel. Taste of citrus fruit, very hoppy (but that’s the way we like it), balanced with some caramel. Very nice beer, super enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours clear amber with medium tan head out of bottle. Strong aroma of citrus with a hint of hops. Strong flavor of dry hops with a citrus finish. Good beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (389) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2014
aroma is very strong of citrus but the taste is a nice balance of those flavors and a very strong hops. it is quite easy to drink considering the high abv and is really a good imperial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2014
draft pours a golden orange color very clear and with whitish head. it lingered awhile and left some nice lacing. the hop aroma was heaven scent. very well balance in the nose. the flavor was much more of the same and very good. the balance between the amount of hops and the malt was very good. solid dipa and worth drinking more of.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (430) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Orange with head white. Great tropical aroma of mangoes, tangerine, and little malt. That's what is tastes like too, not as bitter as its name would have you believe, very enjoyable. Really a very tasty iipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2215) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Quite unique in that it's all about the resin. Resin resin resin. A bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite different and a worthy addition to Steve fehr's repertoire.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1765) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Excellent double IPA. Pours orange with creamy white head and lacing. Aromas are resinous, hoppy, spicy, and vegetal. Flavors are sweet and malty but the hops get you in the end. Awesome stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (549) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle, pours deep, clear amber. Just off-white head. Whoa...hop assault. Pine, pine, pine, grapefruit, alcohol, orange peel, pine. Slick on the palate, citrus pith, more pine needle, super dry finish. Completely unbalanced, but I think that’s kind of the point. Liked it enough to have two!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (604) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours an attractive deep amber with slight head leaving a bit of lacing. Nose is predominately pine at first with some bright notes of tropical fruit - esp. passionfruit - and even some berry notes emerging assertively as it warms and a slight aroma of toasted caramel beneath. Flavor is a gamut of resinous hop notes, with some pine-like flavors first on the front of the tongue, followed by a wave of fruity hop alpha acid flavors that carry a definite alcohol undertone, but which seem to integrate the astringency of the alcohol rather than hide it. Finishes with only a modicum of bitterness on the palate but with a mouthcoating pine-like wash of alpha acid that lasts for what seems like an interminable amount of time. I’m sure some will be repulsed by its lack of balance - but when you are craving fresh hop flavors there’s nothing that rivals this that is as widely distributed outside of the west coast.


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