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RATINGS: 1108   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma has plastic, Carmel, lawn clippings. Smells nice at times but not really a bursting fresh hop expolusion you expect. Flavors are very bitter grapefruit rind, grass, Carmel, citrus finish. It is an onslaught of bitterness but it doesn’t become too much, somehow it’s still drinkable despite the crystal and caramel malt usage. It’d take a paler more straight forward west coast bomb over this easy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2012
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. This is a standout beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANGRYCPA (50) - - APR 20, 2012
On draft at bru. Pours a nice copper color with small head. Citrus in the nose, hoppy grapefruit flavor with hops hops and more hops. Finishes with bitterness as you would expect, excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
Copper with modest, foamy orange/off-white head / Bright nose of fresh weed, citrus, and caramel / Medium body, sweet and sticky with good hop bite, and good bitter finish / Earthy flavors of cut pine, resin, spun sugar, brown sugar, orange, and grapefruit / Very good in a sweet and malty style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (686) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2012
Draft at Capone’s. pours a golden brown with nice head that lingers, big nose of pine, and grapefruit. first sip is huge centennial hops, clean and smooth, finish is strong hop bitterness of citrus peal including bergamon. nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
To me the dominant flavors are pine and an undertone of onion. Very hoppy beer, with a bitterness from start to end. Smooth attractive pour, hoppy nose. I get alcohol notes in both aroma and taste which I would prefer werent there, but this is a good double nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - APR 20, 2012
12oz bottle from PeteinSD
Appearance: Clear golden amber with a big white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Floral, grapefruit, caramel and piney
Taste: Grapefruit, light caramel and pine resin
Very nice, hopped up but very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matthewjk (898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2012
Hello my dumb bastards, this is a good beer! I know it is a good beer because huge, bitter, hop-forward IPAs are usually not my thing. This palate wrecker will wreck your tongue for a while; it will varnish the inside of your mouth with crazy resin. Very good stuff here...imperial grapefruit ale!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (791) - 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


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