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RATINGS: 1129   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
epiphyte707 (66) - eureka, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap pours copper color with little head. Smells of ganja, toffee, and slight pine needles. Tastes so amazingly complex and hoppy on many dimensions.It is resinous and sticks to my mouth like a hooker to her pimp. Grassy and piny hop flavors that are showcased on top of firm malty presence.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (829) - 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 (2229) - 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 (1451) - 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 (118) - 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 (1635) - 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 (5983) - 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcdmusic (1) - USA - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
Poured from bottle, orange copper. Strong grapefruit herbal hop aroma. Very bitter, but as expected based upon the IBUs. Slightly unbalanced with the abundance of hops. I had it paired with a BBQ pork chops, and it overpowered everything on my plate. Good beer, but i wouldn’t want more than one in a sitting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (156) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
This will wreck your palate. If your looking for balance, look elsewhere. This is for hop heads. 149 IBU’s deliver the punch you are craving. Excellent


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