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RATINGS: 1131   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


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mensch (257) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2014
My idea of an easy-drinking, nicely balanced lawnmowing beer. Subtle spicy and citrus aromas lead smoothly into the blades of that lawnmower across the roof of your mouth. Complex interplay of hop bitterness, hop flavor, and more hop bitterness is the balance I speak of. I’ll let others describe the various citrus, pine, resin, floral, etc notes that can be discerned.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phikus (59) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This beer which led to me trying the reformulation of west coast IPA is the reason I keep trying new beers. Too many were getting too juicy and too tropical. This is closer to a barleywine imo but it can also be a unique double IPA I guess. Traditional west coast hop pine citrus dankness are combine with a toffee malt background strong in the profile. The hops totally prevailed yet the balance is there. A heavy presence of bothThe alcohol is well hid but the thick flavors of this beer it!s a sipper. Though one may be able to sip many.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
remice2 (59) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
bu a Chincoteague début aoüt, arôme de lime,cerise et de mangues, herbeux,très florale avec un coté malt caramel. C’est riche, un gros corps,avec une final longue et amère(très amère!!!!)qui reste longtemps longtemps et longtemps, super bonne, criss de belle double IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (830) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours from 12 oz bottle a dark amber with off-white head. Aroma of strong sticky hop resin, grass, pine, and bitter grapefruit. Taste is -- not surprisingly -- more strong hop flavors: big bitter grapefruit, sticky pine/resin, spicy hops and field grass. Well made and delicious DIPA, once again GF does it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2233) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured a hazy bronze with a lacy head. Intense nose following in the ,ouch with very intenses, hot hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at CASC. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of... not very much. Faint whiff of pine and citrus. Flavour of honey, raw hops, orange and grapefruit. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body with an oily texture. Light fizz. Massively bitter but more balanced than I thought it would be.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATulloch (119) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Casc. Pours a slight hazed Amber gold with a oily froth head which lasts. Aroma is disappointing. Slight grass and boozy raisin. Flavour is intense bitter pine with a boozy raisin thrown in. Not as good as I was expecting but still quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1636) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
I like this. Wrecks my insides more than my palate. Some fruit flavors remains, apricots, other very ripe orange fruit or dried fruit. Good for burping too :). Gift from uckelman who got it at the De Molen shop durings Borefts.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2014
bombers of this are outrageously expensive and i was unable to break up a 4-pack to buy singles. fuck. not worth the expense. aroma: multiple-ipa. appearance: multiple-ipa. taste: bitter, all right. lots of alcohol. so if you want really bitter and lots of alcohol, this is for you. palate: not exactly wrecked; actually decent. 7/10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
had it early in the fest, and given the bitterness of west coast (not to mention the name of this brew) it was surprisingly NOT a palate wrecker. hoppy? you betcha, but more balanced than west coast and not as bitter as their bottled imperial. not quite as good as those two either, but not bad...just a touch sub par for GF. Fresh bottle 4+. Chewy, hoppy, malty sweet."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1544) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Hazy pale amber color with a thick foamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, caramel and tropical fruits. Sweet and bitter taste with a bitter finish. Sticky feel.

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