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RATINGS: 1100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slayer85 (1044) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. A clear pale amber beer, with a large, frothy/creamy, fully lasting off-white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately to heavily hoppy (grapefruit, pine, resin), with notes of mango, pineapple, alcohol, hint of butter. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with heavy bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Above the average in every aspect, without being stellar. On one hand is overly palate wrecking to finish the whole bottle without a little fatigue, on the other it’s aromatic, fruity and good looking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2621) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
355 ml bottle @ Akkurat. Pours tiny hazy deep golden with a rather small frothy offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and hoppy with caramel, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, orange zest, bread, alcohol, unripe mango, pineapple and hints of pine and resinous wood. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and hoppy with caramel, pine, bread, wood, grass, grapefruit rinds, peaches, mango, resin, pineapple and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, round, slightly oily bitter and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with pine, caramel, grapefruit rinds, peaches, mango and bread.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (3081) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle - Assault of the senses, huge hop nose with pine, grapefruit and sweetness. Clear amber with a rich thick never ending head. Ton’s of hop flavours, again piney with grapefruit and sweetness. A nice bitterness follows the flavours through. Oily on the tongue. Not a sessionable beer, but a fantastic finish to your palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (10659) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 230812

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, pine, peach, caramel and malt. Long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7324) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
33cl bottle @ Sorbon, Bromma. Clear dark orange color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste llight to moderately malty, bitter, fruity, hops, slightly citrus, slightly peach and some resin. Medium to very bitter aftertaste. Sticky texture. Medium body, medium carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Pours deep amber with a medium white head. The nose is light mango, woody big hop aromas. The taste is herbal hops, dried grass, peppercorn and lemon citrus. Medium body, slightly astringent. This bottle tastes a bit knackered. Decent on this showing, I want to try this at the source...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10829) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle, 9.5%. Slightly hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, peach, little citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, little peach, little citrus, piney and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2012
36cl, American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, bitter/sweet and slightly fruity/woody, very bitter, yet balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours a hazy blood orange color with a ring of off-white head. Big tropical fruit aroma, mango, papaya, pungent and some toffee. Full-bodied, light carbonation, lasting finish. Big hop flavor, balanced but leaning heavily toward hop bitterness. Very little astringency, though. A powerful hop-head brew!


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