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RATINGS: 1137   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


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (488) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
Pours orange-amber with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit & pine. Taste is the same with a lingering resinous aftertaste. Medium bitterness throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (316) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2012
Had on tap 13oz. Light amber in color with an off white head. Aroma of hops with a good amount of malts. Flavor is more on the malty side, which somewhat overpowers the hops. Descent DIIPA that would try again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1392) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy amber/orange color with an inch off-white frothy head that sticks around for a long time. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (tangerine, orange, grapefruit) and pine hops, and a bit of caramel malt. However, I donít pick up quite as much citrus in the taste (as compared to the aroma). Mostly I taste a lot of bitter pine hops, along with some citrusy hops (mango, grapefruit) and a little caramel malt. Thereís a good lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís lick and creamy with good carbonation. Overall I think this is a good brew and Iíd buy it again in the future. $8.99 a bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
On tap, pours a hazy gold orange color, thin white head, great sporadic lacing. Aromas of juicy centennial, pine, and diesel. Taste is juicy and fruit filled up front but ultra bitter at the finish. Almost a little too bitter and boozey but still a great ipa. Very oily ipa, wish the malts and grain could have tamed the bite and I never say that with this style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2012
22oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Bought a week ago and was just delivered so i know this bottle is fresh. Aroma: malt, floral hops, citrus, peaches, oranges, smells incredible but was expecting a more pungent aroma. Appearance: copper color with a half finger layer of yellowish head that faded slowly. hardly any bubbles rising. Not hazy once it settles. Taste: medium sweet, and mild bitter Palate: Aftertaste is medium sour and gets more bitter as it lingers. heavy sour after the sweet and bitter have faded. lots of grapefruit flavor here. Finish is quite long. I was expecting this to be alot more bitter but there is a strong malt backbone. A bit of heat is detectable but not much. Carbonation is average. Overall: I donít think I will buy this again. It wasnít what i was expecting but actually more drinkable that I was planning it to be. I prefer my DIPAs to lean more towards peaches/oranges versus grapefruit flavors. Definetly lots of flavor here just wasnít my preference. The sourness in the aftertaste is really strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
Great appearance with little carbonation. Taste is really dry and hopped up. Its a bitter hop rather than the citrus fruit hop. Itís nice but I prefer citrus hops. Great beer regardless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
This is something. Green Flash aim squarely at the IIPA bullseye and pretty much nail it. This is a crystal clear golden orange color w/ a large and fairly long lasting head of mixed medium and large bubbles. Nose is big and piny and the hoppy flavor is thick and layered. This is a medium bodied beer but w/ firm carbonation it drinks a bit lighter than itís 9.5% ABV--and this is despite a touch of alcohol burn. If you are a fan of the style, definitely check this one out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
12 oz bottle...from Antioch Liquors. Pours a rich orange color...tan head. Pine laden hoppy hoppy nose..wonderfully bitter taste and aftertaste...delightful.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle Aroma Yes hoppy piney esters color, nice amber hue, small head frim, alot of lacing taste Wow this bomb delivers!, front strong flora hops!, middle bitter hops, and a super bitter grapefruit ending! overall, Awesome Best IPA Ive had this year, onlt Devil Dancer may beat it, but totaly awesome a Dream come true!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep red color with quite a bit of haze. There is a huge, two finger thick head of light tan foam. Nice lacing left behind. The nose has a good dose of pineapple, pine, and grapefruit. All hops. The flavor is aggressive bitterness from start to finish, in true west coast style. Lots of pine with subtle tropicals and grapefruit rind leads to a very long almost aspirin like finish. The start is great but the finish is just too bitter for my taste. Medium bodied with softer carbonation. Definitely a big brew and donít expect any help from the malt side. This is hop juice.


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