abemorsten (3040) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml shared bottle from Vinmonopolet Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Misty orange body with a dense off-white mid-size head. Glandular tropical fruits, hops pollen and malts on the nose. Pungent sweetness and bitterness in good balance. Full body. Smooth.
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Exactly what it says on the tin. As a huge fan of west coast IPAs (Pliny is probably my favorite regular-release beer ever) this is still much too much. Great nose of grapefruit and such but the flavor is just all bitter, almost no room for the palate to pick up the natural sweetness from the fruity hop flavors.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is of fruity toes. It has a funky aroma but the flavor hops are pretty nice. The flavor is an okay balance, it doesn’t quite hit the head. The bitterness is a bit over powering for the malts that’s there but the profile is better than the Hopslam.
Jethro6191 (478) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Grapefruit, citrus, grass, and dank earthy notes. Very bitter with a sweetness that quickly fades to a grapefruit pith aftertaste that lingers on. The mouthfeel is smooth with some warming alcohol and a moderate carbonation level that tingles on the tongue. Very good double IPA
thome50 (1160) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tustin Brew Co. Pours a clear golden to amber with fairly large white head. Aroma is hit you in the face citrus hops. Taste is bitter grapefruit, citrus peal, little sweetness but overpowered by the bitterness at the end. A great beer that is best on tap from my experience.
ronaldtheriot (1425) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Green Flash Palate Wrecker has a very thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, golden-amber appearance, some ascending bubbles, and a bit of splotchy, thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of very intense grape fruit, with some sweet breadiness riding along. Taste is sweet, toffee-like, super bitter, and piney. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, and chewy, and Green Flash Palate Wrecker finishes dry, mentholated, and full. Well, it didn’t wreck my palate, but I still find it to be most excellent. RJT
TomTron (416) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Aromas of floral hops, earthy hops, sticky hops, and more hops. Did I mention it’s big on hops? Taste is just as expected, BITTER. There’s some nice malt balance in there and some grapefruit and citrus notes as well, but the hop bitterness never lets up. I rather enjoy this brew quite a bit, and the perfect 5 for palate is basically in honor of the label doing what it says it will. I’m wrecked...
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl. oz bottle from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk. Tall egg-shell colored head. Body is misty deep gold. Bold hop nose. Citus zest, resiny hop oils and some mellowing tropical fruits. Faint honey-scented malts. Well-bodied. Thick mouthfeel. Taste is hop forward. Strong minty and resiny bitterness. Citrus zesty hop flavor with notes of pineapple, leaves, grass and something herbal. Some malt-sweetness below. Hop bitterness linger in a long finish. Highly drinkable.
wlajwl (4263) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is citrus-orange and a decent hint of fruit sweetness. The flavor is orange-citrus/citrus pulp, hop resin, an undercurrent of malts, notes of fruit/candy sweetness and a dryish and bitter/tangy finish.
Darwenus (593) - Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an absolutely beautiful, bright, clear golden peach color, with a nominal head but a lot of lacing. The aroma is a lot of pine and a little bit of floral, but all hops. The flavor is monstrous hops. Just absolutely unrestrained hop aggression. As the name suggests, this is an IPA for hop heads only. It’s not quite in league with Stone’s Ruination, which is more complex and a little denser, but it’s very good.