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RATINGS: 1023   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is solid grapefruity and dense peachy hoppy. Bitter, herbal and mild peachy. Bitter, dry and herbal finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2011
cask at gbbf 2011 ... the first to sell out ... amber ... zezty orange and big hop nose ... sweet resiny hops ... dry finish ... big orange ... quite sweet rich and vineous

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Cask gravity at GBBF 11. Orange gold with bubbly white head. Big hoppy beer. I mean the hops are huge. Big toasty hop. Big syrupy resin. Big pink grapefruit aroma. Thats pretty good for first beer. Pretty damn good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
On tap at Green Flash: Rich golden amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus and pit fruit. Flavor starts tropical fruit sweet followed by lots of grapefruit ending with a long lingering grapefruit bitterness. Palate is medium to full and velvety with moderate to lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
Tap at Falling Rock - the name is truth in advertising - seriously in your face beer - this is one of those IIPAS that blur the line into hoppy barley wine territory - sticky sweet malt base is counterbalanced by a huge assault of citrusy, resinous hops - oily and simultaneously sticky (weird) - some notes of sweet orange, vanilla, a hint of spicy/woody/almost oak character - surprisingly low acidity let’s the flavor of the hops come through, despite the high bitterness - intense but not abrasive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010 Big hop aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and very hoppy with a pine flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
Tap @ Falling Rock. Pours dark reddish brown with a white head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, pine and floral hops. Taste is heavy caramel, piny hops, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Nice IIPA, but to sweet to be really good. The hops is there, but the malt base is to sweet. Not bad in anyway tho. 040311

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 Tap at the Graduate in Davis, CA. Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head that did some ring lace. Aroma is fruity in an unusual way. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy. Almost a berry flavor initially. Then it seems spice/yeasty in a light way. Finally seems to settle on pine. It’s quite bitter, and the flavor is intense. There seems to be heavy malt, but the hop masks it well. Excellent ale.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4 ounce sample on tap at the Davis Graduate. The initial aroma is super citrus orange. Smells like orange soda, actually. There is some moderate ethanol retronasally, but the orange soda smell makes up for this. Transparent orange-copper body with a small, white head. Starts with tons of grapefruity hops and accompanying harsh bitterness. A little sticky in the middle. Finishes with more bitter, herbal, grapefruity hops. A big, brash beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
On tap at the Davis Graduate. Pours amber witha modest off-white head and a sweet floral aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt flavor with some serious piny hop bitterness.


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