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RATINGS: 1137   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden orange color with tangerine hues and a half finger frothy white head.  Decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Resinous earthy aroma with grassy/soily pine notes countered by sweet fruit and pale malt.  Hints of pine needle and grass followed by grapefruit and orange peel.  Biscuity malt with graham cracker and sweet booze. Medium bodied with a blast of dry resinous hops that provide a strong bitterness that lingers into a dry finish.  Earthy pine needle and spruce followed mid palate by citrus/tropical fruit notes that prevent it from becoming one dimensional.  Citrus rind, grapefruit and pineapple followed by biscuity malt and sweet booze.  Thin and a bit watered down but easy to drink.  Strong bitterness is nicely countered by sweeter notes but it’s a bit too thin and boozy for my liking.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patrik (288) - - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Extremt balanserad DIPA en av de bästa på marknaden... Lagom kolsyrad . Uppfriskande lättrducken där fruktighet både i doft å smak inte går överstyr. Ingen smak sticker ut utan helt perfekt..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (763) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Pour slightly dusty oramge, with a large n’ frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, apricot, slight caramel, grass, weeds. Quite a lot is going on here, which is nice;) Taste is pretty darn bitter, with some sweet, caramelly notes to back up the bitterness. Long, bitter and dry aftertaste though. Medium body, with a semi-fizzy carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2645) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
Flaske: Meget typisk IIPA, der er rejst over atlanten. Orange øl med et let støvet humleduft. Meget bitter, men det er klart når humlen er falmet. Men stadig kan man smage at amerikanerne bare kan det der med IIPA. God øl.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1341) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours amber with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is hoppy with a lot of pine and some citrus as well as some sweet malt. Flavour follows the aroma quite well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle pours a copper with orange hues, large tan head, active carbonation, and excellent lacing. Aroma is big pine and orange zest with hints of grapefruit, grass, and peach. Taste is similar with huge piney hop bitterness and grapefruit upfront balanced by citrus and caramel malt on the finish. Good mouthfeel with citrus flavor and palatable bitterness lingering. Happy to say that my palate was challenged rather than wrecked. Truly enjoyable Imperial IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2012
Hazy golden with a medium white head. Very nice beer with a lot of hops that bring apricots, tropical fruits and piney notes. Also a light tobacco touch that I often find when the hops re fresh. There is also a good malty body that bring some sweetness and a very refreshing long lasting bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2656) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
12oz. bottle. Strongly hoppy, fruity, citric and malty aroma, with notes of brown sugar, doughy bread, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, earthiness (musky?), pepper and mild hop spice. Lightly hazy medium orange-amber color with a fine, lasting head and intricate lacing. Flavor is indeed hugely hoppy but there is plenty of malt here as well, with toasty caramel and toffeeish character amidst the admittedly off the charts hop flavor and bitterness. Plenty of citrus, pine and green, leafy herbal tones that seem to peak at the finish, as well as a lightly drying touch of alcohol. Slick, full, warming and finely effervescent mouthfeel with a hugely full body. I like this.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11235) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours clear amber with a big, creamy, light off-white head. Aroma has plenty of hops, fruity, citrus, pine, grapefruit, peach. Lovely power to it. Medium to low carbonation, great fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is bitter, fairly fresh hoppy, again grapefruit, pine and peach. Warming viniousness, lingering quite bitter finish. Nice, even if I’d have liked the carbonation upped a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
22-JUL-2012, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer". Dark golden and orange with lasting, lacing, tan head. Very hoppy with notes of grape fruit and pine. On the earthy side... ...but even fruity notes like apricot. Sweet malty. Quite creamy. Not all that alcoholic for a 9,5% brew. Fine IIPA.


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