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RATINGS: 1137   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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1128) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Very juicy hop aromas redolent of grapefruit, tangerine, nectarine, pine, and herbs, with lighter scents of caramel malts. Appearance is deep orange-red, with an off-white head that fades quickly. Very bitter. Medium-full bodied with refreshing carbonation, some spice, and a lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopBuddha (5) - - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
They call it a palate wrecker, but I personally love the mouth feel and balance of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - JAN 16, 2013
Sweet citrus with some combating earthiness and spiciness. Red brown in appearance and completely see through, has light tan head leaves sticky lace. Taste is bitter with rind and distinct citrus and grapefruit. A touch of heat and a bit of spiciness. To me this is top notch. Resinous and sticky, t his has a medium to light mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Pours amber with a decent white head. Good lacing. Smells of piney, resinous hops, and a strong sweet malt presence. Taste is bitter piney hops, and some malt. It lives up to it’s name. Not much nuance here, but I think you probably knowing what you’re getting when you buy this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and piny. Flavour is insanely bitter with fruity-notes. Crazy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3013) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Overall super strong IPA that ruins your palate as they say but beautifk overall ebjoy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Hoppy, skunky aroma. Bright taste. It was my second favorite in a recent Imperial tasting (after Lagunitas Hop Stoopid).

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (437) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2013
This is about as much hops as you can squeeze into a beer, i like it, but its a little over done IMO, I appreciate the hop, but that is pretty much all it is, and its so intense the hops lose a bit of their flavor. Still solid, I am sure many out there like it, just not a home run for me.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Fresh keg. I am extremely excited not to have purchased bottles of this one. Great ipa brewery but this one is nto as advertised. A sweet and candied orange malt bomb. Decided to purchase bottles on a hunch... Ill upgrade the rating. Dk if I had a bad keg or what. Smell is malty with orange citrus, exactly what I tasted from the draft version which is nice but not palate wrecking. Though it isn’t a palate wrecker it does indeed have a super-high bitterness, one of the highest perceived bitterness of any beer out there. Caramel malt is there with candied citrus but it takes a back seat to the intensity piney and herbal bitterness. I shudder to think what this would be like with 100% pale malt and a slightly lower abv. The brewmaster has obviously figured out how to get everything out of his perceived bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (669) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
On tap at Jungle Jim’s, Eastgate. Wow! Pours a medium-dark amber wih a thick, bubbly white head. Aroma is extremely floral, grassy, pine, citrus, pineapple. Taste is very full, rich, complex; fruity, lots of floral notes, grass, earthy, sweet, long bitter finish; nice malt profile as well, caramels. Medium carbonation. Some lacing. Chewy mouth feel. This was excellent. I could not help but smile from the first aroma to the bottom of the taster. Hop heads should definitely seek this out.


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