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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle, pours golden with medium off white head. Aroma is loads of grapefruit, some pine, some sweet peach and some sweet caramel. Taste is also loads of bitter grapefruit, some pine, some peach and tropical fruits and some sweet malts. Very bitter, medium sweetness, medium mouthfeel. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3261) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2012
On bottle at Olympen. Dark golden color, some foam. Intense hoppy aromas - very piney. Full body & high complexity. High viscosity. Sweetness , with some bitterness. Enjoyable & powerful- but a bit to sweet for my taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mhyzdu (11) - - JUL 19, 2012
Perfect hoppyness nice color, not too heavy. For 100+ hop, very smooth. ..................................... -- via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2012
12oz bottle poured a hazy gold with a thick off white head. Aromas of strong pine and grass lots of citrus and some slight sap. Flavor is very bitter body is full and astringent. Finishes bitter and crazy hoppy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 17, 2012
A - Pours a clear copper-amber color with a finger of frothy off white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of strong pine and tropical hops with lots of grapefruit, floral, and resin smells, with some caramel and biscuit malts and a touch of booze. T - Starts off with some strong pine and tropical hops and bitterness alongside some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, the resiny hop flavor gets stronger with stronger bitterness and a bit of biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of pine hops and bitterness with some sweet malts and a bit of booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and resiny with a dry, bitter, and lightly warming finish. D - Very drinkable. I really like the strength of the hops in this one and the bitterness. Does not get out of control though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Orange and gold pour with an off white head. Citrus and pine with some maltiness on the edge. It’s good, but nowhere near the name of a palate wrecker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle (355 ml). Thanks to THECPJ for this one! Amber with a huge frothy head that diminish to leave a small persistent off-white head with fair lacing. Aroma is grassy with hops, malt and slight fruit notes. Taste is medium sweet, strong and lengthy grass/herbal, pine, malt/caramel and fruits. Strong long lasting bitterness. Mouthfeel is dry and grassy. Good DIPA, but nothing outstanding. Probably the most grassy beer that I’ve drank so far though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Pine and citrus. I can smell a hint of alcohol as well. Highly hopped. Quite tasty. Somewhat dry and spicy, with only a hint of sweetness. Full bodied with a good amount of a malty backbone. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle:   Fireweed honey colored, hazy, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Big pithy and citrus zest on the nose.   Very bright.   Not as bright on the tongue, but very much pithy and full of citrus peel.   Not a big malty example, so its a little tilted towards hop-sided.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate as a result.   Very pithy finish, bright citrus peel, hoppy, moderate bitterness.   This one would be a hop lovers delight as its seemingly hop-sided, but for me I wanted it to be a bit more chewy.   For what it is, very respectable, clean, and certainly one of the bigger pithy IIPAs out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
12oz bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a cloudy, orange, golden-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big orange hops with some pine oils and florals along with a heavier caramel and a medium sweet, bready malt backing. A few resins, lemon and grapefruit citruses, and a touch of toast. Flavor is similar. Sweeter resins to the grapefruit and orange hops up front with an oily pine, floral, and slight herbal note. Lots of caramel malts with some breadiness and a touch of toast towards the end. Finishes pretty sweet with lots of orange citruses, oily pines, resins, and plenty of caramel that dries with a medium-high bitterness and a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation with a bit of an alcohol note. Overall, this is a heavily hopped, bitter DIPA with plenty of caramel and bready malts. A bit too sweet for my liking and some alcohol warmth with a heavier bitterness. This wasn’t bad, but I like more of a "balanced" DIPA.

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