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RATINGS: 1023   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 17, 2012
A - Pours a clear copper-amber color with a finger of frothy off white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of strong pine and tropical hops with lots of grapefruit, floral, and resin smells, with some caramel and biscuit malts and a touch of booze. T - Starts off with some strong pine and tropical hops and bitterness alongside some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, the resiny hop flavor gets stronger with stronger bitterness and a bit of biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of pine hops and bitterness with some sweet malts and a bit of booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and resiny with a dry, bitter, and lightly warming finish. D - Very drinkable. I really like the strength of the hops in this one and the bitterness. Does not get out of control though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Orange and gold pour with an off white head. Citrus and pine with some maltiness on the edge. It’s good, but nowhere near the name of a palate wrecker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle (355 ml). Thanks to THECPJ for this one! Amber with a huge frothy head that diminish to leave a small persistent off-white head with fair lacing. Aroma is grassy with hops, malt and slight fruit notes. Taste is medium sweet, strong and lengthy grass/herbal, pine, malt/caramel and fruits. Strong long lasting bitterness. Mouthfeel is dry and grassy. Good DIPA, but nothing outstanding. Probably the most grassy beer that I’ve drank so far though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Pine and citrus. I can smell a hint of alcohol as well. Highly hopped. Quite tasty. Somewhat dry and spicy, with only a hint of sweetness. Full bodied with a good amount of a malty backbone. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle:   Fireweed honey colored, hazy, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Big pithy and citrus zest on the nose.   Very bright.   Not as bright on the tongue, but very much pithy and full of citrus peel.   Not a big malty example, so its a little tilted towards hop-sided.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate as a result.   Very pithy finish, bright citrus peel, hoppy, moderate bitterness.   This one would be a hop lovers delight as its seemingly hop-sided, but for me I wanted it to be a bit more chewy.   For what it is, very respectable, clean, and certainly one of the bigger pithy IIPAs out there.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
12oz bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a cloudy, orange, golden-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big orange hops with some pine oils and florals along with a heavier caramel and a medium sweet, bready malt backing. A few resins, lemon and grapefruit citruses, and a touch of toast. Flavor is similar. Sweeter resins to the grapefruit and orange hops up front with an oily pine, floral, and slight herbal note. Lots of caramel malts with some breadiness and a touch of toast towards the end. Finishes pretty sweet with lots of orange citruses, oily pines, resins, and plenty of caramel that dries with a medium-high bitterness and a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation with a bit of an alcohol note. Overall, this is a heavily hopped, bitter DIPA with plenty of caramel and bready malts. A bit too sweet for my liking and some alcohol warmth with a heavier bitterness. This wasn’t bad, but I like more of a "balanced" DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Tap @ the downtown Saucer .. . pours a deep caramel .. amazing foam, lacing too .. . very balanced for an ipa .. . bee sting honey, caramel, and yaaarp .. . a good beverage but hardly a palate wrecker .. . . You’re so wise. You’re like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (914) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2012
From a 650ml bottle on 12/7/2012. Pours a fairly clear dark golden with a biggish fluffy head. Has an exquisite, heavy floral aroma featuring lychee, passionfruit, pineapple and grapefruit, against a light caramel background. This is a hop bomb flavour wise, with an extreme, lingering grapefruity, resiny bitterness the defining element (the listed IBU rings true). But there’s lots of lovely sweetness in there as well, with orange marmalade, apricot, honey and caramel all in the mix. The texture is slightly creamy. A huge, complex, wonderful balanced imperial IPA. Green Flash beers truly rock.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012
clear orange, smooth beige head. very nice quite hoppy aroma, malts, classic US dipa, good malty base. Flavor is very very bitter hoppy, caramelly, very malty, pretty extreme, very well brewed for such a bitter and strong iipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (802) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Deep medium amber with a frothy head. Aromas of strong citrus, grapefruit, pine, and light caramel. Flavors of strong citrus, bitter grapefruit, pine, and just a little caramel to poke its head up in the back end through all the crazy overhopped flavors. Extremely bitter, alcohol hidden, bitterness lingers in the aftertaste for a while, and has a medium sweetness. Love that powerhouse of hop flavor but not a fan of to much bitterness.


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