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RATINGS: 1090   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (786) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2012
(bottle) The aroma is a musky hop. Appearance is a well filtered amber complexion with fluffy white head and consistent lacing. The flavor is more mild than I expected. Obviously highly hopped, but not overwhelming and fairly smooth. IBU is somehow mellowed. 9.5% ABV is also well hidden. If 149 IBU is accurate, this is very well done. Not over-hopped or over-hyped.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2012
From The Hopster- 12 oz bottle poured into frosty pilsner glass. Clear amber color with impressive frothy head that gradually reduces to a lingering thin layer with nice lacing present. Amazing aroma of fresh pine and grapefruit. This is a great west coast DIPA and the biggest hop bomb I've had the pleasure of tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: Pours a deep golden hue with a fading frothy head and good lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of heavy resiny, piney and citric hops that are even a tad dank and oniony. A bit medicinal and tannic as well, some boozy notes and some biscuity malts. The taste is straight on hops, very bitter to the point of becoming unbalanced. Very hard to ascertain any malt character on the palate profile. Nicely hop spicy but hard metallic notes on the finish. An aggressive attacking mouth feel not for the meek. While I like some aspects of this brew I found it challenging to drink and needing a bit more balance. Lives up to the name for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2012
Draft. Pours amber/orange with a small off-white head, some retention, no lace. Aroma of very dank bud, citrus, pine, caramel. Flavor is resinous, citrus hops, very bitter, caramel malts. Palate is oily, average carbonation, bitter finish. Certainly earned its name.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1118) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
A - pours clear red amber with high white head that disapates quickly. Laces in solid rings. S - very hoppy aromas. Citrus hops, grapefruit and light passion fruit. Hints of pine resin. M - full bodied imperial ipa. Quite bitter, extra hoppy then over the top malts. T - very bitter citrus hops up front, abrupt transition into aggressive caramel malts. Soapy throughout. Simple. O - simple by the book extra hoppy ipa. Hops, malts. Done. Eh. 5+!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear orange with off white head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, white pepper and hop bitterness. Finishes dry and mostly bitter. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (866) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2012
Zam, goes my nose like Pine Sol then the grapefruit comes up--is there a grapefruit pine? some dark caramel and black pepper sneaks in there. Ruddy brown with modest dark tan head. right on the edge flavor-wise, as if somewhere in the sphere of tastes grapefuit and pine are right next to each other. how could you notice the alcohol? bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 12 oz. bottle from Randall’s. Pours a clear copper color with a finger of off-white head that settles unevenly and leaves some lace. Aroma of caramel malts, piney and oily hops, tons of citrus (orange and grapefruit), brown sugar, and a little bit of heat for the nostrils. Flavor of bitter, resinous hops, grapefruit peel, caramel malts, and tea. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty bitter, and lingers on the palate for a while. Didn’t quite wreck it, but still.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (1950) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2012 Incroyable arôme d’houblonnage à froid, tous les agrumes y passent en quantité rarement égalé. En bouche c’est explosif avec une amertume cinglante mais assez conciliante pour se retirer tranquillement et exiger une nouvelle gorgée. Le corps est bien malté mais le tout reste très croustillant. Dans une catégorie à part.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (772) - Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours amber orange, white head that dissipates. Nice hop aroma, taste is harshly bitter. Hoppy finish, could use some balancing.


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