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RATINGS: 1088   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 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2592) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, Bittersweet. Grapefruit, honey. Clean golden orange color, nice head faded quick. Spotty lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, dry bitter finish, good, not sure if I notice much difference with impy ipa, but thatís me.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Oh where do I begin? I used to think these kind of beers were great Hop Bombs. I don,t think that way anymore. Monstrosity. Frustration, annoyed, overbearing, FAKE! extracts, too clear biting, F*%$# me! disappointed, chemical, pointless, slam it. shit, pass, worthless, trash, bitter, grassy, arrogant, abrasive, unpleasant, solvent, two more bottles of death left. arsenic, sauerkraut aftertaste, The lowest rating at the time I wrote this was 2.5 remarkably! Not any more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3146) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 24, 2012
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Jeff! Aroma gives a giant blossom of green onion. Summit heaven. The flavor packs a similar punch but pulls the allium rawness a touch. This is definitely name deserving. I donít approve of the fact that this beer rates highly because itís extreme. There are much more deft, elegant, refined, and expressive hop shows. But this is raw power and thereís something to be said for that. Iíll take it sometime, not all the time, but when I do, it gives me that green glow that I need now and then.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2012
wtf? growler from bierkraft. golden with dense big head. pineapple pine cone aroma. milf apricot with face-crushing bitterness. wtf? way too hoppy to be anything but a novelty. nevertheles, or therefore, my friiends are loving it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Tap. Pours clear gold with average white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is citrus fruit, grassy and floral hops, pine, toasted and cereal malts, and light herbs. Flavor is heavy hops with light malt and supporting citrus esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (904) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Draft at Ginger Man. Deep amber. Pungent aroma of citrus and pine. Tastes of fresh oily hops, with prominent grapefruit and resinous flavors. Strong bitterness but very nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2543) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
23 mar 2012, bottle. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is a very bitter orange rind. Thin body and fizzy. Nice just enough light bread malt to slightly balance the big white grapefruit rind hops. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (614) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
dark gold with a foamy head. Lots of pine and pungent hops on the nose. Very smooth tasting with tons of hops, easy to drink while still being quite hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3957) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Thanks again turd. Pours a sharp clean golden orange with one finger of off white head. Nice enough nose, super hoppy nose as expected. Lots of citrus zest and grapefruit, slightly oily and resinous with alcohol coming through. Flavor is not so great, rough bitterness (again, as expected). Very little actual hop flavor comes through. Some citrus zest and a mildly phenolic character.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Mutilple bottles this evening. Trying to figure this beer out. Dudes at the beer store raved about it, compared it to hopslam and double trouble. For me, itís just a different beast. Orange amber with a small off white head. Nose is quite citrusy, some pine resin, herbal and grassy notes, peanut shell, light bready malt notes. When still cold, the flavor is quite hoppy with a biting bitterness but as it warms the malt comes out more and I got some diacetyl in my last pour. It lives up to its name as itís quite bitter at times and hard to taste much else. Okay, the butter is coming out again. Damnit. I wanted to like this a lot and I even bought a 4 pack of it based on the dudes at the storeís recommendation. Iíve made that mistake before. Getting a little bit of onion and garlic now, reminds me a bit of OB Gordon/Gubna. ugh. strange brew.


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