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RATINGS: 1214   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1539) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Finally found this in a 4 pack in my town. Wasn’t going to pay $10 for a 22oz, but the 4 pack wasn’t much cheaper at $13.99. Anyway. Pours a clear deep gold color with a 1 finger white head consisting of fine white bubbles. Aromas are really sweet citrus fruits, definitely mango, some lemon peel, ripe oranges. Very sweet aroma. This had better not be a sugar bomb when I taste it. Here goes... Ok, it’s pretty sticky and sweet. Not as sweet as I was expecting. Very bitter, it starts out like sucking on a sweet pine cone (if you can imagine that), then finishes like you just chewed on a mouthful of Tylenol. So sweet, then bitter, then an almost dry finish. It really evolves in your mouth as it moves across your tounge. This is a very west coast style IPA, and I was hoping I was going to hate this one, but it is actually very good. Mouthfeel is very thick and syrupy. Over the top bitterness on the back end, I can’t stress that enough. I hate to admit it, but this is a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
The beer pours a hazy, orangey, copper color with a full, white, creamy head which settles to a rocky layer and leaves drippy lace. The nose is decisively bitter with lots of resins and pine all over, white grapefruit, herbal and spicy, and rustic notes. The flavor is extremely bitter, the most bitter beer I have had to date, still pine and rustic, resin all over, pink grapefruit, light sweet caramel, and herbal bitterness. The palate is medium to full, lively, creamy, and oily. The finish is all bitter, more herbal, and lingering resin and grapefruit notes. Hop monster does not begin to describe this one with the most intense hop bitterness I have had. I always love these unbalanced hop bombs but this one was almost too much too handle, it was hard to drink more than one. It was nice to get my hop fix and so quickly but not a beer I could drink often.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Flushed with the obligatory floral notes of the style, this IPA carpet bombs the tongue with a stew of hop bitterness. Not to say it’s a harsh wilderness, the brew also has a smoothness that emits class and structure. Love that hazy wood color, too; I can almost count the rings in it. Fantastic offering by the artisan markspeople over at Green Flash.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barn0216 (515) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Floral aroma, nice clear copper color. Head is fairly thin and little lacing present. Terrific DIPA taste. Bitter, citrusy hops with little hint of alcohol. It is really hard to tell that it is nearly 10%.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leafs93 (1896) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours orange with a white head which left great lacing. Aroma is resin, tropical fruit and pine. Taste is lots of bitters which stick around. Smooth mouth feel with an oily texture. Alcohol is insanely well hidden. Overall this is excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle. Delicious. Simply delicious. Sweet citrus hop scent with a hint of caramel. Transparent bronze pour with a foamy head and thick lacing. Medium body with a slightly sticky finish, lots of carb on the tongue. Caramel sweetness up front then a huge bitter hop hit. The only thing I didn’t like about this brew was the price. $15 for a four pack is pretty steep.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2444) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours copper with a small white head that quickly dissipates. There is some sticky lacing and minor carbonation in the glass. Aroma is as floral as it gets with a ton of pine hitting you right in the face. The taste is pretty darn bitter with a nice malt balance. The palate is about as perfect as can be for a DIPA. Overall, very impressed with this brew ($5 single).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
With a name like Palate Wrecker i was expecting a bit more. A damn good strong IPA, but just slightly disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, buy this beer on sight!!!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (442) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Tap. Great citrusy, flowery hop aroma. The initial taste is pleasant, though not as complex as I had hoped. The bitterness and palate wrecking really kicks in with the aftertaste. Drinking this with some food helped to mellow the astringent effect on the tongue. OK, but not great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3562) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
Tap at St Augustines Like most Green Flash products, a great looking beer. Sparkling amber, lasting beige head.Piney citrus hop nose and general profile. Great malt backbone. Big lasting citrus/bitter hop finish. Big alcohol content is well hidden. Nicely balanced, a great effort!


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