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RATINGS: 1109   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4354) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours gold into a Sam glass. Bright white micro head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Grapefruit and resin aromas. Tangerine and resin upfront turning to grapefruit in the lasting finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1363) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 Tap. Golden caramel pour with a froth of white foam. Aroma is heavy on the hop bitterness with sharp pine and some sweet malt. Taste is dominated up front by sharp and aggressive hop bitterness before giving way to a fairly sweet, malt heavy backbone. Also seems like some honey in there on the finish. Nice mouthfeel that even gets a bit creamy on the back third as the beer warms. Perfectly nice beer but it reminds me of a lot of other malt heavy IIPAs I’ve enjoyed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (832) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Strong leafy, herby aromas upfront with a masked fruitiness. Deep golden brown color with a thin foam top. Taste a huge hoppy bitterness upfront with a subtle caramel maltiness behind it. Very light fruity characteristics and a masked carbonation. Overall, a fantastic brew with a ton of intense hop flavor. I’d give this an A+ rating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Hoppy citrus and pine aromas. Orange zest, grapefruit and pine flavors. Overall a very delicious double IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2012
bottle, cloudy orange, with good white foam, aroma is bitter strawberry, flavor is strawberry, orange , malty , bitter ok finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is big pine, resin, and floral hops. Flavor is also big pine and resin hops. The resin hop flavor really lingers in the finish. Medium body. This beer is a hop lovers delight.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2012
golden with slight white head, pine, floral and fruity notes. For such a hop assault it has enough malt to present it on in a balanced way. Alcohol well hidden in a medium bodied ale. Terrific

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 4th Annual Real Ale Fest (03/24/12): The beer is a slightly hazy copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium to full body with a moderately bitter citrusy hops character and notes of biscuit malt, pine and caramel. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Good beer overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5652) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
On tap at the Common Table in Dallas. The beer pours a clear gold/yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the hops. I get a lot of orange citrus and pine notes, as well as some caramel malt to keep things balanced. The flavor is definitely all about the hops. I get a ton of bitterness as well as some bitter oranges and pine notes. The caramel malt is hidden in the background and plays a secondary role. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
openbottle (19) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours a burnt orange golden color. Aroma is very slight with almost no smell but just bitterness in the nose. Slight head with nice lacing hanging on. Taste lives up to its name. It is pure bitter hops with no floral notes, maybe some flight grapefruit. Really hits you after with pure bite on the side of the tongue. Big beer with a straight forward bitter attitude. Tasted on tap on Tucson. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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