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RATINGS: 1146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3676) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
Whole Foods, P st, DC 650ml ($10): I donít know why this cost so much, and in retrospect, I am not quite sure why I bought it. Pours an orange colour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is piny, earthy hops. I am not sure where the complexity of this is. It is just mostly a lot of hops without the texture and depth of Hopslam or Heady Topper. Is it good? Yeah sure. Is it a memorable DIPA? No, not really. I think Green Flash has done better on many an occasion.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3290) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pours a clear golden/amber with a medium white head. Aroma is loaded with fruity notes...mangi, apricot, orange, pineapple and grapefruit...very floral...hints of caramely malt. Flavor follows suit...adds some spicy hop notes and there is a faint butterscotch or buttery note. Mouthfeel is full and oily with a very bitter, dry finish that briefly hints at butterscotch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1600) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on 4/15/2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark golden clear.
Aroma: Really piney hop aroma.
Taste: High bitterness, super piney, not really any malt thatís tastable to me.
Palate:Medium body, slick

Summary: This beer is abtaly named - it is a total assault of piney IPA/DIPA, and is tasty but somewhat one note and definitely super aggressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (628) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
Poured on tap it has an amber orange color with big lacing. Big pine aroma with hops. Taste is bitter. Not like I wasnít going to know that with 149 IBUís. Other than the hops there is grass and mild citrus coming through. Long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
You really canít taste after you drink this. Deeply piney and hugely resinous. Like chewing on hops. Itís is mostly good, but truthfully overwhelming in how bitter and piney it is. Dominating, but not balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1351) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
Hazy orange with a bright white one-finger head that left a thin but solid film and nice lacing. Big grapefruit and pine aromas, really sharp and crisp - they really arenít screwing around. Bitter, bitter taste from the rich hops, but with enough of a malt backbone to keep from puckering up. Grapefruit, resinous pine, caramel, lemon, bread, and the alcohol is well hidden. Medium body, sticky in the mouth but creamy smooth going down, lively carbonation, and a crisp clean finish. Great big hop bomb if thatís what youíre in the mood for.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4169) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pine nose, not strong. Shimmering amber, thick yellow head. Intense pine flavor with faint rosehips underneath. Some malt in the finish. Decidedly bitter, only slightly resinous, and rather pleasant. Doesnít pair particularly well with chocolate, not that it should, Iím just saying. It didnít ruin the palate like some other beers Iíve had, but itís still a bit of a caricature.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1422) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2012
Alcohol dominates the aroma. Flavor is pungently hoppy. Almost syrupy hop juice. A liitle alcohol on the finish. Overall a good douple ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pours dark gold with a big off-white/yellowish head that fades fast into lots of lacing. Earthy aroma with a surprising lack of big citrusy hops. Taste is...not much? Really lacks flavor which is surprising given the name. At the same time there isnít much of an alcohol bite. I guess a good drink if you wanna get trashed without much work on your end.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2901) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
On tap @ Rackhouse Pub. Poured a hazy orange with a one-finger head. Smell is sweet grapefruit, tangerines, and citrus. Great smelling beer. Taste is very bitter from start to finish and I have to admit that I think it smells better than it tastes. Still I dig this beer because it is a hopheads dream. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel and high carbonation. Overall, a pretty good DIPA and worth a try.


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