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RATINGS: 1184   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2488) - 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....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2333) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (354) - Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Whoa!

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (476) - 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

2.7
   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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear golden orange with a thick, dense, white head and some lacing. Big aroma of caramel, pine, citrus, floral and alcohol. Flavor is lots of bitter hops with a slightly sweet caramel malt and light alcohol bite in the finish. Medium body with a dry mouth feel. Really good IIPA/American barley wine, lives up to the name though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Each time I say this is the hoppiest beer I’ll ever have, I am proved wrong. So here it goes again. Resinous pine sap aroma, wrecks the nose well ahead of the palate. Deep clear orange, looks innocent enough. Extreme bitterness...not even specifically hop accented, just a bitter solo over a malty baseline. That malt element makes the beer fairly smooth, in spite of the big bite up front and even bigger one on finish. Up there with the best double IPAs, although not quite as stupid as expected.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
epiphyte707 (66) - eureka, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap pours copper color with little head. Smells of ganja, toffee, and slight pine needles. Tastes so amazingly complex and hoppy on many dimensions.It is resinous and sticks to my mouth like a hooker to her pimp. Grassy and piny hop flavors that are showcased on top of firm malty presence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a golden brown on tap with pillowy off-white head that dissipates to leave good lacing. Aroma of hops, piney, citrus, slightly earthy. Taste is hops, hops, slight caramel malt, and more hops. Awesome DIPA if you’re a hop lover.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3971) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
On tap. Clear orange-amber with a lasting creamy film. Luscious nose is a mix of grapefruit, caramel and evergreen resin. Taste is resin, beeswax, grapefruit, toasted rye bread, and just enough malt sweetness to sustain all the hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body is smooth with medium carbonation, and dangerously drinkable with no trace of the abv.


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