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RATINGS: 1183   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1147) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
April 23rd, 2012 - Green Flash’s Palate Wrecker features a distinct IPA palate and bouquet, breaking out from the easy-to-sort flavor categories that a few years of craft brew drinking have developed. Whiskey brown in color, the Palate Wrecker produces a fresh hoppy smell glazed with liquid malt and maple syrup, and a small dose of brown sugar. In the taste I find much more of the imperial IPA style shine through - dry with a nice wheat profile and a good, gripping bitterness. IBUs wash over the tongue - no grapefruit - focusing instead on pine and a classic Old World Hop bitterness, and even a touch of rye.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Fantastic citrusy, bitter, dry, taste and palate. Malty and dry finish. Overall an amazing double ipa that I’d recommend to anyone.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
lots of resinous hops in this one. nice tropical fruit backbone with mostly bitter renious, grapefruit style bitterness. great medium thick/slick mouthfeel, alcohol warmth but not in the flavor, hides it pretty decently for such a big beer. really very good, and does what it says it does. serious hophead beer, very satisfying in that regard

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bomber brought back from California from a recent trip. Thanks TSA for not taking it from my checked bag! Deep amber pour with a thick white head. Really nice floral nose. This is a beast of hoppiness with some strong bitterness to it too. I would put this up there with some really nice DIPA’s.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Poured from bottle amber with a thin tan head. Smells of candied sugar, orange rind, grapefruit, and slight pine. Tastes of slight citrus, with mostly resinous hop bitterness. Smells much better than it tastes in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2579) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A brown amber color wit ha white head. An intense pine, bitter, fresh green hop flavors and aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrentBlack (10) - Adirondacks, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Good beer. Probably my favorite from green flash. I had heard good things and it did not disappoint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbchrist (70) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2013
This is an overwhelmingly hoppy beer, hence the name. It has the same strong quality that I’ve seen in everything from Green Flash. This is a hophead’s dream beer, but it may be too much for drinkers who trend more malty (syrupy) in their preferences. I would recommend this beer to hopheads and drinkers who like bitter in their beer. At 9.5% ABV, this is a good sipping beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (765) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Poured from the bottle, not very cold, but not warm. Very clear. Nice orange red colour. Lots of head and lacing. Aroma is very grassy with fresh wet hop character. Flavor is very bitter. Also lots of grassy earthy tones some heat from theabv. The palate is thick and oily. Finishes with a odd flavor that i get in some hoppy beers. Very dry finish. Overall a hop monster! Really different than the malt forward beers I’ve been drinking lately.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (926) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Clear deep golden pour with a frothy white head. Looks nice. Big aroma of juicy, citrusy, piney hops. A touch of sweet caramel but this one shines hops. Flavors were big, bold and bitter. A bit on the abrasive side, doesn’t have that smoothness of a truly great double. Huge grassy, pine sol like finish that ended bittersweet. A true uninhibited hop bomb, by definition. I guess I dug it, maybe a bit too bitter and unbalanced though.


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