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RATINGS: 1119   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


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Draught from brouwerij lane. Shiny golden pour. Thin everlasting white head. Floral with a bit of sweetness. Strong hops naturally.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 5, 2012
Extremely bitter. Huge hop flavor with a very dry palate. Definitely lives up to its name. Overwhelms most anything you may pair it with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 bottle. No date but consumed a week after purchase at state line MD. Beautiful lasting head and good lace on this golden clear beer. The initial aroma is deep ripe tropical fruit giving way to a strong to moderate catty cheese hop funk. Taste is very sweat caramel malt. When cold it does quickly to an intense pure bitterness. As it warms that becomes more grapefruit pine and the hop funk. The bitterness at first though it exceptionally pure. The palate may not be wrecked but it is very soft full soapy and mouthwatering. One hell of a beer though not an everyday choice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Amber color with a huge hop aroma. Smells of brown sugar and grass. Pine needles and tree in the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (720) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Pours orange yellow with a soapy white head. Aroma is pine and caramel. Taste is caramel and butter, with a dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep gold with soapy white head. Aroma of over ripe, some what pungent grapefruit with a malty background. Flavor is sweet maltiness, hoppy, piny earth, balanced, aggressive bitterness. Somewhat heavy mouthfeel with medium carbonation....Overall, good stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 4, 2012
On tap at Champs. Orange/gold with thin white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit with a little dank. Flavor is bitter grapefruit with hints of mango and a long finish. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Amber-orange color with a fairly thick off-white head forming on top. A thin layer lasts, allowing for some spotty lacing to slide along the side of the glass before collecting around the edges. The aroma is pungent for sure, offering big whiffs of grapefruit, mango, and pine resin. Once that subsides there’s evidence of a heavy caramel malt bill. As expected, this is quite hoppy and bitter, intensifying in a dry finish. The bitterness lasts long after the sip is finished. Lots of pine resin and grapefruit with grassy notes. Perhaps even some chalk. As the aroma suggests, there is a lot of caramel malt here too, which also lingers. It’s syrupy and kind of sticky on the palate. The name is fitting, although it’s not so massive that it’s too hard to consume. Not refreshing either though. This just seems a bit extreme to me, especially the malt, which is sticky and thick in the body. But I can see why it’s there. Good beer but more isn’t always better and I wouldn’t mind if this were a bit cleaner and toned down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Nice amber with a cream head. Super dank, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Great palate, sticky, grapefruit, awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BK7 (734) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2012
On tap at Venti’s South. Bitter, dry and more bitter. Lots of pine mixed with some grapefruit and a completely dominated malty sweetness in the background. Finish lingers close to forever. Tasty.


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