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RATINGS: 1119   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
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange-amber with a short, foamy tan head. Strong resinous piney nose with citrus notes, floral and spicy hops and caramel. Taste is big pine, citrus notes, tropical fruit, caramel, spicy hops, sweet malt and wet hops. Body is medium-full with a syrupy and resinous feel and bubbly carbonation. Ends with more pine, tropical fruit, citrus oils, caramel and fresh hop notes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours super clear amber color. The aroma is bursting with dank Columbus hop aroma, some citrus and pine notes in the background are not worth ignoring. Medium body with pungent hops all the way though the beer. Bitter with lingering bitterness, the 9.5% ABV is barley noticeable. Clean fermentation with hops sticking around long after each intense sip. Solid A. Check out my full review on youtube hopsandvines beer reviews. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-_Xl5z1XTM

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
This one starts off really nice by having a solid nose. Tropical fruits, pine, and a small malt backbone. Loved the smell. The taste is where it falls apart a little bit for me. Up front this beer is lovely, once again it’s full of tropical fruits. Nice and hoppy, then mid palate the hoppiness stops and a huge dose of alcohol makes it way in. Just pretty much kills the beer. I really wanted to love this beer, really did.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Draft at yardhouse Palmdale. Pours cear and deep golden with a small head. Aroma is pine and orange. Mouthful is big bursting orange bitterness... Like an orange rind marinated in pine sap. Finish lingers for an enjoyable mouthwatering moment or two or three. Nothing much balanced about this beer, but for a hop head... Does that matter?? Will have a couple of those pints!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 Pours a golden orange with a nice one finger foamy off white head. Aroma is intense with a lot of floral citrus, pine resin, tropical fruits, biscuit malts, and grass. Taste is of pine resin, grapefruit rind, limes, tropical fruits, biscuit malt, fresh cut grass, and some caramel. has a medium-full body with a creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel, nice carbonation, a semi dry, bitter finish. overall, a very drinkable and tasty DIPA with the 9.5% ABV very well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
In Tao at the Holy Grail Pub. Pours a golden copper with a medium white head. The aromas are pine, citrus, bread. The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a medium body and good carbonation. Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
wow this shit is great. Reminds me of hopslam. Great clean citrusy aroma. Flavor is massively bitter, but still has a huge amount of honey and sweetness for balance. Not at all just like hop tea or something. Moderately full chewy viscous mouthfeel. Aftertaste is almost like licking hoppy tree bark. This is very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours a clear golden orange with a frothy off-white head. The aroma packs an earthy hop punch. Loads of resinous pine, wet grass, notes of citrus fruits and a slight hint of malts. The flavor is an extreme bitter tongue thrashing. Juicy grapefruit, hints of pineapple, citrus zest backed up by pine resins. Big, Aggressive, Outstanding DIPA!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Tap at CK. Clear brass amber with a medium, buttermilk head with sticky lacing. Nose is squashy with oddities and orange liquor. Taste is cheesy and sugary with mild pine and bitter orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 Pours a nice golden amber. Slight head. Aromas of malt, pine, grapefruit rind, tropical fruit and alcohol. Initial taste is mildly bitter with a bit of sweetness. Finishes with a strong hop bitterness. Flavors of grapefruit rind, orange peel, candied sugar, alcohol and tropical fruits. Delicious, but I feel a lot of the flavor is masked by the hop bitterness. It’s not too hoppy, just feels like the flavor is being robbed. Overall its a pretty solid beer. At 149 IBUs you’d think itd be straight hops but its quite delicious. A definite beer worth trying.


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