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RATINGS: 1220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 149   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (744) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1862) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle pour a clear copper. Big citrus hop on the nose. Tate of grapefruit and bitterness. Nice length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5087) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6107) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3439) - Mosterøy, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
HonusWagner (1910) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jethro6191 (503) - 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

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