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RATINGS: 1096   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (240) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a golden orange color with a slightly off white head. Aroma is big pine and citrus. Taste is slow at first to develop, but when it does....POW! Bitter grapefruit rolls breifly through an alcohol malt sweetness and finishes long and lingering with Pine and Grapefruit bitterness. Body is appropriate at medium to medium full. You don’t necessarily notice your palate has been wrecked, until you go to the next beer....

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
essjay (9) - Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Astonishing level of hops. Malt irrelevant. For hop heads one to consider. Alcoholic, bitter, but not acerbic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (756) - - JUN 4, 2014
Gold pour, fairly small head. pine and resin in the aroma. A bit boozy, with lots of pine and resin, which is a nice way of saying one dimensional. medium body. I prefer Ruination to wreck my palate personally.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (560) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Tap. Citrus, pine, resin hops. Strong hop notes quickly balanced then overpowered by a sweetness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (837) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Ölbutikken, Köpenhamn (41 DKK). Maltig och fruktig med en hel del humle, grapefrukt och tallbarr, hög sötma, karamell, tydlig beska, medelfyllig och oljig i konsistensen. Avslutningen är rejält torr och besk med maltiga och humliga toner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (134) - LATVIA - MAY 30, 2014
Rūgta, ierasta DIPA :) Laba, bet prasās kaut ko vairāk. Nav odziņas :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, citrus, alcohol and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zenkis (549) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours clear coppery with off-white medium, thick top leaving almost no lasing, average stamina. Intense aroma of mainly resin with hints of citrus, lime and pine, some malt sweetness in background. Intense, pleasant aroma but way too monolith. Lacks complexity. Taste super huge citrus-pine bitter with complementary light to medium malt sweetness. Again one way bitter, lacks sweetness for balancing of hops load. Palate - medium body, soft carbonation, bitter but not astringent or dry finish, a bit slick texture, aftertaste - long, piney bitter. I appriciate those 149 IBU but otherway - too simple for DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (327) - - MAY 28, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden yellowish color, with a white head that left minimal lacing. Aroma is booze, pine and malt sweetness. Flavor is intense citrus bitterness, pine, and an overpowering palate-wrecking finish of booze, malt and resinous hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1250) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, and floral hop notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. This is just a hop bomb, plain and simple.


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