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RATINGS: 1023   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 Hamiltonís Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration. Itís the most complicated West CoastĖinspired IPA we have ever brewedómashing 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 isnít for everyone, only the real hop heads!!!). Cheers! - Chuck Silva - Brewmaster - Green Flash Brewing


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Palate wrecker pours a orange-amber color with a 2 finger off-white head. Before I finished pouring this beer I got massive citrus and pine notes and a slight cat pee smell. The taste is bitter and I mean bitter but in a good way. I did not taste the alcohol initially but I can feel a slight burn on the way down. Overall an extremely, enjoyable and super hoppy west coast IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
Draught at TJís: Aroma of hops, pine, resin, orange, nectarine, citrus, hop oil, grapefruit, and bitterness. Poured orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, loose, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted around the edges. Lightly hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, resin, pine, citrus, grapefruit, and light grass. Medium body. Oily, then lightly dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Hop, resin, pine, hop oil, citrus, grapefruit finish is lightly dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. A very good Imperial IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2012
All I wanna do is a zoom zoom zoom and a boom boom! Sticky dank pineapple nose, gummy lemon. Reminds me of a concentrated version of their double IPA. Maybe Iím wrong. But lots of grapefruit and pine. Hits the spot. Such a tasty bitter experience.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2012
From a bottle at a tasting. Pours medium amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is, well, um, hoppy -- loads of pine, some grapefruit, but mostly a deep, dank, earthiness. The flavor delivers even more of this. Iím getting layers of hoppiness -- loads of dank, fresh hops really dominate. And you know, it doesnít actually strike me as ridiculously bitter -- just loads of hop flavor. Enough malt backbone to keep it from being too lopsided too. Mouthfeel is thick but more creamy than oily.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2012
A perfect beer if you like a piney flavored Imperial/Double IPA. Iím more partial to a fruitier IPA but this one is a better example of the other end of the hop flavor spectrum (i.e. fruit vs. pine).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (2898) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is hop forward with lots of pine and melon. The nose is lightly sweet with some dank character and some alcohol.

The flavor is big and hoppy, aggressively bitter but not without a particularly noticeable toasty malt backbone. There is plenty of fruit forward hoppiness and some pine notes. The alcohol is noticeable but not unpleasant and the bitterness level is very enjoyable.

Almost surreal to see this on tap in Des Moines.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3302) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bright, new shiny copper color. Head holds to a thin white film. Lacing is fine and blanketous. Thatís prolly not a word but it gets the point across. No, not prolly, thatís my word. The aroma is just bitter. Its not even hops. The flavor is the definition of bitter. The palate is bitter and has a little spike of dryness. The bite is good. The finish is a bit harsh due to being too bitter. Is that even possible?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Wow. This has just about the most one-dimensional aroma you could imagine in an IPA. A resin-grapefruit bomb with virtually nothing else going on. Citric and abrasive in the mouth, just as the name suggests, so itís no fun to drink either. Looks nice and has a enjoyable creamy mouthfeel, but is otherwise a profoundly boring beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - APR 10, 2012
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 Bottle pours a clear orange/amber with a thick off white top. Scent is pine, grass and caramel. Taste is pine, caramel, citrus and a long dry piney finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
On tap at Belmont Station Bier Cafe, pours a mostly clear copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of strong herbal hops, marijuana and rye malt notes - quite the herbal hop punch. Intense herbal hops smother the palate with little resource - still balanced with the rye malt. The rye and herbal notes linger on and on. Excellent hop scorcher.


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