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RATINGS: 1169   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium Globe glass produces an almost three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright, red-copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of concentrated, fruity hops, slightly resinous, and with backing, toasted, caramelized, crystal malt notes. Specific notes of tangerine zest, woody pine, some weed-like / grassy notes, lots of lychee, and lush, tropical fruit / floral notes. The malt character is clearly a supporting role in the aroma, and in fact gets subsumed underneath the hop onslaught pretty quickly.

Nicely bitter up front with accentuating herbal notes; both of these continue through to the finish. The herbal and pine like hop character, along with the bitterness, is larger than the fruit character in the flavor, which is the opposite of what it was in the aroma; flavors of bitter herbs, hemp oils, rosemary, lingering woody-menthol, and woody-pepper notes are all noticeable. The fruit-hop notes play a supporting role in the flavor, but do contribute some noticeable flavors of lychee, tangelo zest, candied grapefruit zest (lingers at times in the finish), essential citrus oils, and some floral peach notes. The body of this beer is definitely fairly viscous, it has a medium quality to it, and the beer is certainly a sipping brew; it is not overly heavy though, but is on the dense side for my preferred type of Double IPA. As the beer warms up the hop fruit character becomes more rich with flavors of guava, peach syrup, and some mango even. The alcohol can get a bit hot at times as the beer warms up, though it can’t compete with the juicy hop character.

Substantially bitter and dank, but it is funny how much my palate has adjusted to monster hop bombs like this. Just earlier today I was thinking back to the first Sierra Nevada Pale Ale that I had in the 90s, it blew me away how bitter and hoppy that beer was, this beer is in a whole other league though, but my palate at this point can no longer recognize that. Definitely a beer for the aggressive hop lover; self-flagellating, scathing, abrasive, a definite palate wrecker indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12oz Bottle A - Pours light amber with off white head. Good lacing. S - Citrus. T - Hop bomb. Bitter resin, pine, citrus rind. M - Medium bodied. Good carb. Long bitter/resin finish. O - Well done California Hop Bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Nice amber beer with a white lacy head. Hoppy, fruity and malty aroma. Floral, hoppy flavour with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4341) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Nice carbonated pour. Hoppy and boozy. Grapefruit. Pine. Big nose. Super bitter. Nails the popular style of big Double IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1844) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Chestnut brown with a half inch of white head. Aroma is super citrusy with sweet grapefruit. Taste is the same, but contains all the pith. It’s very much like consuming a booze-soaked grapefruit. $4/12oz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours a hazy copper orange color with a frothy lacing head that sticks around for a good length of the beer. The nose is hop heavy citrus with sweet caramel notes holding their own. The palate is big juicy and hop forward but the malt sweetness keeps the bitterness in check. Big grapefruit, tangerine and peach flavors lead into a round sweet caramel mid palate that slowly fades into the bitter sappy pine abyss that lingers on and on....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft at pony bar. Wow. Hop bomb full of flavor. U really need to sip this one cause its so intense ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (350) - Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2013

Five characters is all that’s needed to describe this one RateBeer. If I must say more, extreme IIPA. I love it, and may have incurred some minor injuries from partaking of it. Über dank and resinous from the super sticky lacing to the five minutes of aftertaste. The name is more of a warning than a catchy title.

Enjoyed this on 4pk release in 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (475) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bomber pours a golden amber with thick frothy off white head. Aroma of citrus an floral hops. Taste loads of citrus an pine hops with a nice sweet malty backbone. Not quite as hoppy as the name suggest but a good IPA. Nice carbonation good lacing. Very enjoyable --Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Decent aroma and basic pour leads to strong hoppy taste and potent mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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