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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 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


2.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a Green Flash pint glass. Pours a clear light copper color with a very nice off-white head. Tons of ringy lacing on the way down. The nose carried a bit of light bready malt and some resinous hops. Very light citrus peel in the background. This is surprisingly malty. Not in the sense thy there is a strong malt presence, but just in the overall balance as there really isn’t that much hop aroma there. The flavor continues down this path. Some amber and bready malt with a heavy bitterness though not much hop flavor at all. Very unfortunate. A bit of alcohol there as well. Body is light-medium with good carbonation and pretty heavy bitterness. I really just couldn’t get into this one.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
Part of a six IPA tasting session.
No freshness date, but I know this is the first bottling. 4 pack.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear amber with a one finger white head.
S: Dank, piney hops dominate the aroma.
T: Just piney hops here, there is an extreme lingering bitterness that may be unpleasant for some, but definitely sets it apart in this tasting.
M: Sticky, medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated.
O: Like the OB Deviant Dale’s, this is definitely targeted at hopheads; however, the strong lingering bitterness doesn’t fall back well on any malt. This is good to remind me what bitterness tastes like every once in awhile, but I definitely prefer Green Flash’s other hoppy offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
12 oz from a 4-pack from Bev4Less. Pours the expected amber hue, with a decent sampling of white foam, lacing nicely around the edge of the glass. Aromas are of heavy malt, pine and citrus hops, though mild, and a funky cheese (smokey) hint. The taste is ultra unique, especially for an imperial IPA, with the dark, smokey cheese hints acting like an outer wrapping around the grapefruit and resin flavors. Excellent mouthfeel and body. Really interesting that this brew and the SN Hoptimum were released in such close proximity to one another. Great, not good, stuff here, and I’m not a Green Flash fan.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (2345) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2012
22 oz bomber pours amber with a off white head. Aroma is hops, which came through as I poured. Taste is citrus and pine hope and a little malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1515) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 7, 2012
Picked up at SL.. Poured aggresive in to a snifter... awesome nose of bitter hops that I could smell two feet away.. Dark orange in color, big rocky head that stuck around. Taste is just a big old hop bomb... fruity and PINEY....149 IBUs? pretty close to that! Bitter upfront followed by a sweet malt body, than the bitter after taste just lingers in the mouth. Medium body, little on the creamy side. Alcohol well hidden and suprisingly easy to drink. Overall: Hoppy=Happy! Good shite! Thanks matt for the recccomandation!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oRos (1200) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2507) - 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!"

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2025) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6311) - 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.


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