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RATINGS: 1213   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


2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
HonusWagner (1743) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jethro6191 (497) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1542) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomTron (427) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2013
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...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (4684) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhgrantjr (456) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2013
On tap at The J Clyde in Birmingham. Pours a nice deep orange color, slightly hazy. Aroma of hops and hops, citrus, slightly floral. The taste is bitter, but along the lines of the floral/grapefruit style. Stays smooth but bitter throughout drink. Very good DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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