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RATINGS: 1202   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (470) - - FEB 20, 2013
Pours a Dark copper, with little foam, aroma of hope hit straight away, full of citrus and pine. Nice dry bitterness, with a full body. Perfect winter IPA

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Pours a copper color, aroma is citrusy hoppy grapefruit and som pineyness and a slight grassyness note. Taste is resiney hops upfront with grapefruit and citrucy and some lemon peel notes. Bitterness lingers all the way back and sticks to your tongue like resin. If you like dank bitter hops this is your best choice. I personally would like a bit more of a Sweeter malt character to balance out the strong bitterness hops.This is probably the hoppyest beer ive had so far. This beer wasnt crafted to be the perfect balanced tastyest beer. It was crafted to get you hopped the f*ck out! Very great beer! HOP BOMB!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy copper pour with a thin half inch head, which disappeared into the thick liquid in no time flat. Giant nose of pine needle, citrus & lemon grass. Thick on the tongue, full on fresh resiny hops. Lingers into a tongue numbing bitterness. Everything that I would have expected from the name. This is a rock solid DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pine and citrus aroma, same for the taste. Appearance is a stilled copper, no lacing, no bubbles after one minute from the pour. There may have been some oxidation here, because there’s some funky bitterness and metal burn going on...no bottling date on it, so no idea how it’s been around. Overall, it’s a grapefruit hop bomb, and it does its best to live up to its name.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BJG333 (16) - Manchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Smell of pine. Exceptionally clear amber/orange color, good thick white head. Far too bitter, from start to finish. Hops are overpowering to the point of being unpleasant. Too much alcohol taste. I like a nice hoppy DIPA but it has to have some semblence of balance. This is a bitter hop assault. First Green Flash I didn’t like.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1426) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle pour a clear copper. Big citrus hop on the nose. Tate of grapefruit and bitterness. Nice length.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4779) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
This has plenty of hops throughout, but for me the flavor just wasn’t quite right. Fairly heavy body. Pretty much everyone else at the festival loved it. I just liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5606) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Shared 12 fl. oz. bottle, kindly provided by abemorsten. ABV is 9.5%. Hazy orange colour, large white head. Strong aroma of orange marmalade and fruity and resinous American hops. The flavour is indeed a "palate wrecker" - that is why this beer was chosen as the last beer of the evening at our tasting. Extremely hoppy flavour, but still, in its own weird way, fairly "well balanced" - mainly because the malty sweetness seems just right. to stand up to the hoppiness. Grapefruit, resin / pine and spruce. Yes, it is a "typically American double IPA", and I’ve "seen it before"- but still: Oh so GOOD! Halleluja!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
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.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
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.


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