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RATINGS: 1101   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
22oz bottle: pours a clear deep orange amber with a clingy-lacing white head. Has a fresh resinous piny hoppy nose with sweet pale malts. Starts with good fullness and sweet pale malts with lots of juicy hop flavor and bitter balance before an assertive drier bittersweet finish. Lots of IBUs, but still quite drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (928) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
On tap on Darby's. Clear, orange-gold with a white cap. Aroma of toffee and grapefruit. Taste is much the same. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2012
Pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma of fresh hops, lychee, passion fruit, pears and orange blossom. Underneath is sweet-smelling clean malt and confectionery. Very aggressive flavours, masses of sharp hops with piney, herbal and resinous characters. A fair whack of clean, syrupy malt underneath. Reminiscent of hopped malt extract... The sharp bitterness overpowers everything afterwards, seeming to linger forever to the point of being unpleasant. Carbonation could be a bit higher. True to it’s name, but that’s not exactly a good thing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2012
(draught - just tapped Flying Saucer KC) amber with off white head and some lace. Aroma is resiny PINE, with hints of fruit. Flavor is the same, but enough malt back bone to take it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2012
12oz bottle. Bright golden body with some sticky white head. Big time hop aroma - tropical fruit, grapefruit and other citrus, and resin. Flavor is also a hop bomb but has a good amount of malty sweetness to balance things out. Tons of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit flavors.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Damn good. Pours orange with soapy head that lingers. Big flavorful hops. Really nice imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2012
22oz bottle. Large off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit/grapefruit juice, some resin. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some tannins, light orange/lemon. Resinous medium-full body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersnobchi (25) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
I love me some hops but the name is appropriate. I shouldn’t expect more complexity from a palate wrecker. Still rated highly for the hops alone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubelknv3 (972) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Golden-amber with creamy off white head. Grapefruit, malt caramel balance, mild grass, and floral aroma. Full bodied, syrupy, mild grapefruit, fruity, citrus, and malt balancing flavors. Full bodies, medium bitterness, and slightly dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle: Poured a bright orangey color ale with a solid large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma is dominated by citrus and pine noted originating from the C-hops. Taste is also dominated loads of citrus and pine notes with a bitter finish. Malt is present though hard to decipher through al the hops with some light residual sugar. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. There is no denying that this a hop bomb though I prefer when they veered toward floral then bitterness.


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