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RATINGS: 1217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 149   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Palate Wrecker was originally brewed for the Hamiltonís Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration. Itís the most complicated West CoastĖinspired IPA we have ever brewedómashing 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 isnít for everyone, only the real hop heads!!!). Cheers! - Chuck Silva - Brewmaster - Green Flash Brewing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1677) - 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 (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
This has plenty of hops throughout, but for me the flavor just wasnít 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 (5836) - 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 Iíve "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 (3300) - MosterÝy, 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 (1793) - 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 doesnít quite hit the head. The bitterness is a bit over powering for the malts thatís 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 (500) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1235) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1577) - 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 didnít wreck my palate, but I still find it to be most excellent. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomTron (433) - 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 itís big on hops? Taste is just as expected, BITTER. Thereís 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. Iím wrecked...

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