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RATINGS: 1136   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1181) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Very bitter flavor. Grapefruit rinds. Takes a little bit getting used to, but a pretty good beer nonetheless. Palate a little rough, but overall I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a hazy straw color with no head; it does have a small amount of white bubbles on the edge. It’s smells like hops with a little pine. The taste is sweet citrus fruits and hops at the front end and the sweetness fades but lasts until the end. The bitterness is not overwhelming and the carbonation isn’t overbearing. The after taste is good. Overall a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1371) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Deep gold with a beige head. Pine, malt and tropical fruits. Bitter upfront with a soft, sweet, fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Dark orange pour, light soapy head and an aroma of herbal hoppy oranges. Flavor is more herbal hops, just enough malt to balance out some bitterness and alcohol on the finish. Not bad, but not worth $9/bomber.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3393) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap, served in a tulip glass. Orange amber in color with a lasting cap of white head. Aroma is buckets of Hop pellets. Really go to a homebrew store and smell some Centennial and Cascade, this is how it smells to me. Thankfully the flavor does have some balance, toasted caramel, butterscotch and traces of tropical fruit. The bitterness does lingering for quite a good while and compounds as I got to the end of the tulip. Bitterness is all resinous hops, grapefruit pith. Body is rather full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol for the 9.5 tag. I do have to include in my notes I was not able to drink another beer for about 4 hours after I finished this beer. Much water and food was needed after this beast. The bitterness caught up with me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Poured a clear dark amber with a thick, soapy off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine needles, orange peel, resin, and cotton candy. Taste is pine needles, grapefruit, floral, with an extremely bitter finish. Leaves an astringent bitterness on your tongue. If you like em hoppy this is a safe bet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1383) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Mycket sötma och fruktighet i aromen.Grumligt goddomligt ;) bärnstensfärgad. Välkomnad, wihlan e gay

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wihlan (306) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Great beer. Sweet malty start with a pleasant bitter ending. Real bitter ending. Might be a tad to bitter. All in all an awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (305) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours medium dark amber with little to no head. Aroma of pine, resin and hops. Taste is very piney with some resin / oily notes. Good hop taste with strong bitterness, but well incorporated. Smooth for the high ABV. Smooth mouthfeel with average carbonation. Very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle into Spiegelau ipa glass. Poor is clear orange amber with large off white head. Aroma is giant pine and resin, lemon, some sweetness. Taste is huge pine, resin, grassy, earthy, some citrus. I really think this will affect my palate.


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