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RATINGS: 1136   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Clear golden amber with a big fluffy white head, excellent lacing, excellent retention... Some big aromas of stone fruits citrus and pine... A little too piney flavored for my liking, but some nice stone fruit finishes the beer and lingers, a little toasty a little sweet, seems a little green, decent carbonation medium full bodied...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Amber pour with an offf-white head. aroma is fruity hops .Taste is creamy, fruity hops, a little bitterness. Nice hop aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1580) - - MAY 2, 2012
Poured amber with little head. Massive hop aroma, extremely hoppy taste. Centennial hops very prominent. High alcohol and centennial hops make it reminiscent of Dale’s Pale Ale but not as dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1541) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Tap at J. Clyde Birmingham. Dark copper and clear. White foamy head. Cold but nice fresh citrus nose. Taste is rather malty with very stinging bitter hops which are a bit underwhelming for the style. Body is smooth and oily. Not bad but not nearly as good as I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1068) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pours a clear amber color with a white foam head. Has a piney aroma with hints of caramel and grapefruit. Sweet caramel taste with a harsh resiny hop hit and grapefruit notes on the finish. Hop lovers treat. Love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4861) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
66cl Bottle at AHBS. Clear golden orange colour, thick off white head. Aroma of lovely pine and citrus hops, grapefruit, grapes, light herbal and peppery. Flavour is medium sweet, very hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, firm lingering dry hoppy pine and citrus bitter finish with a little pepper. Medium to fullbodied. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2012
pours a copper/amber color - somewhat hazy - nice thick frothy light beige head. Aroma is nice. Citrus and pine. Whoa...flavor is very strong balanced by a nice thick sweet malt backing. Flavor grapefruit giving way to pine and then back to grapefruit on the finish - very bitter at the end and the taste really lingers

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jnate24 (33) - Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2012
One of my favorite DIPA’s to date. Aroma is fresh hops and citrus fruit. Taste is massive citrus hops with a long bitter finish. Decent malt bill gives it balance and a bit of sweetness. Get it fresh while you can.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3663) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a nice white head. Strong aroma of pine, florals, and citrus. Taste is similar with some malt. Very bitter and very intense.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Appearance - Glowing bright orange with a thick pillowy white head. Long retention and moderate lacing going on. Aroma - Very inviting. Lots of tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, orange citrusy hops to go with some dank piney resin. Hint of malts. Taste - The citrus aroma doesn’t carry much to the flavor. Mostly bitter, piney resin hops. Quick hint of malts for some balance and sweetness before being overtaken by a bone dry bitter finish. The citrus notes surface a little more towards the end. Mouthfeel - Smooth, creamy, oily mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Exceedingly long bitter hoppy finish. Pretty good hop bomb, This beer has a lot of hype around it but I’ve had better DIPA’s. Still a solid brew. I’d get it again.


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