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RATINGS: 1112   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oRos (1097) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle from total wine sac. Wow this beer is bitter. Leaves your tounge tingly. Color is amber with a tan head. I cant pick up much aroma. Awsome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bomber with a "hell yes!" at the time of purchase. I race back to the hotel and twitch while waiting for the family to settle down so I can get this party started. Finally. I’m not waiting any more. Bomber comes out, lets off a hiss as the cap comes off and we are off! Pours a clear gold with a pretty large fizzy head. Aromas are aggressive and try to take out my son as he walks past. Resin and pine with grapefruit and a little nail polish remover or paint thinner or something very abrasive. I’m not scared though. At least that’s what I tell myself. First sip reveals about what you would expect. Lots of malty sweetness up front (mostly honey and biscuit) that almost immediately yields to a blast of resin and all the stuff I pulled out of the aromas. No real difference between nose and palate on this one... But I’m gonna finish this with anothe "Hell yes!"

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2012
22 oz bottle, made sure it was fresh, right from liquor store the day they got it into my glass. Dark reddish orange pour with big fluffy slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of HUGE hops, grapefruit and lemon, orange juices all squeezed in there, nice pine and floral notes as well, some slight biscuit, but really it is dominated by hops. Taste is big dripping grapefruit juice, some slight orange but mainly grapefruit, some slight hints of pine going into a biscuity middle that goes away quickly, finishing with some piney bitterness. Excellent, and well made.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
Clear and copper, with a nice off-white head. Aroma full of grapefruit and other citrus, pine, herb, and caramel malt. Taste is pleasantly bitter, but not strongly so despite the IBU, and mildly sweet. Body is medium and finish is a little bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bomber from San Diego. This was the first bottle that leaked on a plane (in my stowed bag), very odd. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A rich fruity hops nose with some caramel. The flavor is massive hops, bitter, grapefruit, huge lemon zest, about as hoppy as any beer I’ve had, bitterness throughout but not extremely bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (807) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
On tap at Oggi’s in Mission Vision. This beer is excellent! This is a true west coast ipa. Big hop nose and finish. Citrus bomb. I didn’t realize abv until I looked it up. I can drink this all day long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2012
Fuck yeah this is the shit right here. Big resinous huge hoppy nose. Citrus, pine, dank, grapefruit. Fuck yeah. Malt bill is lightly sweet with just a hint of caramel. Pours golden orange, great clarity, almost oily looking head from the resins. Nice. Flavor is big and hoppy. Lots of citrus, dank, and pine. Light pale malt sweetness, hints of caramel. Big citrus bite in the back end. Hugely resinous, nice biterness. Flavors linger on the lips and tongue forever. Drinks insanely well for 9.5% FUck yeah this is how I like it. I will be buying mroe. Boom!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (637) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 This is a good one. Pours a clear, copper color with about a quarter inch of thick, foamy head. Strong hop aroma. Flavor is quite biting--there’s a definite tang of hop bitterness (resin?) that’s quite apparent in the forefront. Complex combination of citrus and hop flavors that finishes quite bitter (almost too much so). Worth checking out for the hop fiend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2012
On tap at Flying Saucer Sugarland. Pours clear reddish amber with tall light tan head. Aroma is all hops and fruit. Oily mouthfeel. Pine resin, melon, citrus, some caramel sweetness, huge bitter lasting hop finish. Wow! Definitely a sipper, this one. Alcohol is well-hidden but warming all the way down. A great big hop bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3332) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a balsa head. Nose is scallion, caramel and unripe cantaloupe; odd one. Resiny medium body with a lingering buzz. Taste is caramel, bitter grass and orange peel; earthy with lemon basil. Long peppery finish. A hop bomb with some restraint.

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