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RATINGS: 1024   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 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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6178) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours clear deep golden with a medium steady off white head. The aroma is sweet hopp fruity, grape fruit, resin, llight spruce and peaches. Highly hoppy flavour. Bitter and citrussy. Resin, spruce and grass. Loads of hops in this monster.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1323) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Thanks Carter! Tasted from a cool 12oz bottle into snifter. It poured a clear, deep reddish amber color with full, creamy off-white head, somewhat short-lived but with a little lace. Intense hop aroma of course: mostly American-style grapefruit and pine resin, but some earthy/flowery English aspects as well. The hops combined with the elevated alcohol to create a strong perfume. Crazy bitter flavor, but not exactly mouth-puckering, thanks to the rich malt sweetness. Medium-heavy body, high carbonation, "chewy" mouthfeel. Well-crafted for sure, no real flaws. A winner in the double IPA category--but almost too over-the-top for me to love--I prefer more balanced, less aggressive brews. I still enjoyed the sipping experience, in much the same way as a fine single-malt Scotch.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (961) - Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Very thick head. Quite bitter but not over powering. Hide alcohol well. Citrus. Thick lacing. Thanks Seymour.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2012
This beer is insane. The hops live up to the name and wrecked my taste buds. Need to be in the mood for this one but if craving an intense hop experience this lives up to the test.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Insanely bitter double here. Some malty at the beginning of the taste then gets abrasively bitter so to wreck your palate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Pours an orange-amber with a frothy beige head and sticky lace. The nose is a huge punch of grapefruit and blood orange with just enough caramel malt in the background to realize Iím not just smelling hop cones. Medium to full-bodied with a solid, tongue-squeezing bitterness. The flavor follows the nose and the name with a huge slap of critic, resinous hops that linger as though Iím sucking on hop pellets. Thereís enough malt backing to keep it from becoming puckeringly bitter, but donít even think about including this beer in a flight or tasting session, unless you place it dead last in the session. If you donít, you wonít be able to taste any of the other beers after this one. While a hop headís delight, this is one over-the-top beer. I must try pairing this with Thai-hot take out. Thatís pretty much the only thing I can think of that could stand up to this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GSH1976 (195) - Delaware, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pours a dark golden color with minimal head. Nice and hoppy with grapefruit/floral notes and a lingering bitterness. The body is lighter than some other DIPAs and the alcohol is rather subdued considering the 9.5% ABV. A very nice DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Has some killer floral hop scents and has a nice white head on the golden beer. The taste is nice up front but slowly fades into a bitter that lingers a bit too much, has a slight metallic taste I donít care for as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2012
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep golden amber, with a moderate off-white head which lasts well and leaves decent lace. Tropical hops aromas of mango and pineapple blend with grapefruit and burnt caramel malt on the nose. Pineapple notes sit on a base of potently bitter grapefruit up front. There is some burnt caramel and toffee malt, with mango hops and a touch of chilli powder coming in to the mid-palate. Bitter pineapple and mango hops come through in the finish, and there is a lingering bitterness. Mercifully, my palate seems not to have been wrecked by this beer, which allows me to continue enjoying it! A nice, potent imperial IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2072) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 20, 2012
22oz bottle. Wow, this is big and gorgeous. Copper and golden, lacy white head. Big pine, foresty, fresh cut trees. Resin, chalk, big. Alc balance. Great, perfectly touching that upper limit (for me) on heavy hops. Wonderful


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