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RATINGS: 1209   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle via trade w/ deftim13, thanks! Pours clean amber w/ meringue head, resiny pine aroma, malty sweet and full-bodied, aggressive piney resiny bitterness throughout, solid DIPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours clear orange amber with big off white foamy head. Big aroma of pine, herbs, grass and citrus among the lightly sweet caramel, grainy nature of the malt. Balanced with the hops, the warming malt body among the big bitterness and flavours linger well through the finish. Added points for lingering on the palate/destruction.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark golden orange with large off whit ehead. Aromas are quite restrained with herbal like hop aromas dominating. Flavours initial show some sweetness before the agressive resinous bitter hop finish. Would have liked more in the aroma to back up the flavours.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
On tap at The Horse Brass Pub. Served in 5 oz. taster. Appearance is clear, dark amber in color, with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is citrusy, hoppy, & resiny. Bursting with flavor; sweet upfront, piney mid palate, very bitter, long lasting finish. Mouthfeel is crisp with a long lasting bitterness in finish. Definitely pretty high on the IBU scale. Overall: very bold and very bitter. A little too bitter for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear deep golden with a dense off-white head. A somewhat herbal hop aroma, but not overly intense really. Medium body, lots of sweet malt and a little overripe fruit. Intense hop accents, again very herbal without being overly clean or crisp. A distinct hop build-up towards the finish. Nice if not exactly exceptional. 040612

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (528) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2012
As would be expected this beer is a hop explosion. Hop is present throughout. In the nose, in the front of tasting, and in the finish. Hop flavors are found throughout and bring different flavors. At the end I am picking up an almost astringent minty flavor, reminiscent of peppermint altoids. The bitterness is not overpowering, and is very balanced. Very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FrogThor (7) - - JUN 4, 2012 does not count
So good. Really strong with a sharp bite to it. It really wrecks the pallate. Deffintaly worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours out an orange color with a white head on it. Smell is plenty of pine, grapefruit, citrus, and an overload of hops. Very easy to drink yet plenty sticky. Not much alcohol noted. In terms of a "palate wrecker" it is really not. We drank a Sculpin before this one and that was more of a "palate wrecker." This was still a good beer, but all in all I would just drink West Coast IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2012
Tried of tap in Melbourne and from stubbies here in Perth. Thought it was very bitter when tried from the tap and believed the name was quite appropriate, also tried it first up and thought I should have left till towards the end of the session but what the hell. Now back in Perth it almost my staff drink to go home with otherwise it would be the West Coast IPA. Great bitterness and good hop flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1187) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Draft to a goblet Strong grapefruit aroma as expected but I couldn't get anything else. It pours a clear amber with a nice head and great lacing. This has maximum bitterness which gets stronger and stronger. If you wait a bit before having another sip, you get a burning feeling at the back of your tongue and throat.


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