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RATINGS: 1209   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 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 (1507) - 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 (2920) - 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 (4124) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bucketochicken (15) - Chicago, - JAN 22, 2013
This is really good. I’d drink it again. And, since I have five of them left, it looks like I will indeed. Um, let’s see, aroma... uh, it smells... good. Like hops. It’s sorta goldish orangey gold, smallish head, kinda lacy but not crazy sticky-resiny. Taste-wise, it’s pretty goddamn hoppy, but it’s not tearing the roof off the mutha’ or anything. I mean, it’s hoppy as hell, but I feel like Ruination & Dreadnought are hoppier. I dunno, whatever. It’s great, who am I kidding? I’d totally buy this again. I really like Green Flash’s beers. Wow, that review was stupid.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (375) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours a copper color with a nice white head, Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is of grapefruit and pineapple. Super hoppy (happy)! Pretty straight forward. Definitely brewed for the hop heads. Small amount of toffee flavors from the hops. Great Imperial IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4671) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber/ruby with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of citrusy and piney hops plus a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor the same, with so many hops. Smooth texture. One of the better beers in this style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2937) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2013
650 ml. bottle. Bottled on 12/11/12. Pours a thick, initially large bubbled, slowly collapsing, off white head, with some lacing, over a clear medium amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is pine, pineapple, citrus peel, resin, light honey, toffee/caramel.....taste is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, finishing with heavy lingering pine, citrus bitterness......mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, light alcohol burn present, carbonation low. There is no question this is a D/IIPA with a very heavy hop load, with tremendous bitterness and the malt hop dominated. It has hop aroma, and flavor complexity than many. The hops are unbalanced within bitterness, aroma and flavor and a minor addition of a different hop might make this less uni-dimensional. It is a beer only hop monsters would really love. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1750) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottled on 12-11-12, poured on 1-20-13 out here on the east coast. Pours a pretty copper, small head,And lots of bubbles throughout. Smells very nice. Great smell with tons of pine and grapefruit. Wow on the taste. Huge bitter pine here--meets the level of Short's Huma--and balanced in excellent fashion with sweet citrus. Goes down with a sweet candy-like quality, with just the right carbonation. Medium mouthfeel, slight prickles. Right on for style and hit the palate wrecking they were going for here. Really like this one.


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