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RATINGS: 1129   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Crystal clear, textbook amber color, nicely bubbly, with a firm head of tight foam. The aroma is loaded with piney, wet-forrested hops. This drinks with a "wrecker" of an approach indeed ... an all-out assault on the taste glands, rich with alcohol, phenol, and resin. Definitely a sipper, not a gulper. I think you might be able to kindle a fire with this stuff. (#4593, 5/8/2012)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merb (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Not as aggressive as I would have thought From the name. Crisp clean pour, and a great hop not...not overly bitter or floral. Absolutely would get another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle. Clear gold, white head. Nose is pine, candied orange peel, honey like malt, cotton candy & alcohol. Flavor is pine, solid caramel maltiness, candied orange, light tropical fruit, very strong bitterness. Lingering pine & bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3259) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
22 oz bottle purchased at Lukas Liquors in Martin City, Missouri. The pour is a slight haze copper orange with a one inch light tan head. As the beer falls, nice spidery lacing left behind. The aroma is bright hops, full resin, spice garlic, and citrus pineapple fruit. The taste has resin caramel malt, along with a blast of the garlic, spice and tropical fruit hops of the nose. I was expecting a bit more vibrancy in the taste based on the nose, I certainly like the nose on this better than the taste. The palate is medium bodied, fair amount of booze in the long, sweet, finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7976) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Nearly no head, clear copper beer. Intense citrusaromas. Near to a citrusliqueur with orange peel or orange marmalade. Very powerful, but strangely not exaggerated. A bit empty palate, feels thinnish, probably very well attenuated. Better balanced than ne name tries to suggest.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Caramel-orange pour with a thin head and nice lacing. Hops galore. Pine-orange citrus. Quite refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
myersk27 (26) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Poured from bomber into 16.5oz tulip glass. Beautiful beer. Deep copper color. Head sticks around for a while. I just stared at it for a while. Really a beautiful looking beer. Aroma is o pungent hops. Grapefruit and pine are the predominant aromas. Tastes is loaded with hops. Again mostly grapefruit and pine with tropical fruits and a small amount of malt. The finish is extremely bitter and lingers for what seems like an eternity. Really interesting and complex brew. I would drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2012
clear coper color, aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine, flavors of pungent grape fruit, pine, caramel, taste kind of like gin spirits, dry lingering finish, finish, not as much of a malt backbone that i expected but a very solid beer, definitely wrecks the palate

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrmartin (671) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2012
22oz bomber Clear Amber pour with medium off-white head. Nose is resiny hops obscuring light malts. Surprisingly light body. Very Piney throughout, lingering almost aseptic finish. 3.2-3.3.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Out with the Haugen’s in Peteluma. Long lasting, thick white froth. Enticing citrus, including orange aroma. Flavor matches well, with a nice drying finish.


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