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RATINGS: 1204   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


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 (352) - 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 (4531) - 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 (2900) - 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 (1659) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4137) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Draught. Pours an amber color with a moderate white head. Nose and taste both have some strong hoppy bitter elements to them, yet the beer ends up being super smooth and well-balanced. One of the better IIPAs I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (1026) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
I think I liked this one more last time I had it. Fresh from the keg, snifter pour of healthy amber with faint of white head. Nose is straight hops and bitterness. Flavor is obscene.. Just too much, too overwhelming. No balance, and while I somewhat enjoy drinking it, it’s not as spectacular as I remember.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1456) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Very juicy hop aromas redolent of grapefruit, tangerine, nectarine, pine, and herbs, with lighter scents of caramel malts. Appearance is deep orange-red, with an off-white head that fades quickly. Very bitter. Medium-full bodied with refreshing carbonation, some spice, and a lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopBuddha (5) - - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
They call it a palate wrecker, but I personally love the mouth feel and balance of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - JAN 16, 2013
Sweet citrus with some combating earthiness and spiciness. Red brown in appearance and completely see through, has light tan head leaves sticky lace. Taste is bitter with rind and distinct citrus and grapefruit. A touch of heat and a bit of spiciness. To me this is top notch. Resinous and sticky, t his has a medium to light mouthfeel.


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