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RATINGS: 1097   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2012
bottle into big sam adams glass. Amber straw ale w/ average white head, looks innocent. Nose is fucking thick & oily. Citrus, grass, pine, everything- at once. Carbonated yet syrupy mouthfeel that puckers and lasts. There are a shit ton of malts to pull this off, but all I can focus on is the hops (of course). Herbal, sticky, acidic hops. What separates this 100+ IBU IIPA from the rest though, is really how deep & unrelenting the bitterness digs. You hit so many different flavors: lemons, limes, & grapefruits. Pine needles between teeth & sap on fingers. Diesel herb & Lemon Head candy. Great beer!

Rant: How does this beer NOT have a 100% style rating??? Oh, & I just lol’ed at so many ratings like ’not even as hoppy or a palate wrecker as -insert whateva’ your favorite/typical amazing 7% IPA is-’.......Yeah, OK.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
greenclansman (741) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUL 25, 2014
Very boozy, bitter-sweet. not so hoppy as i was expecting, but it was close to exp date. not my style

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle at Euston Tap, London on 18 July. Poured a hazy mid-golden, with a dense white head and some lacing. Aroma of big hops; lots of citrus and tropical fruits, caramel and sponge cake. Grapefruit and pine in the flavour, with some biscuity malt. Finish was tinned fruits, bitter resin and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (578) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 36cl ou un truc comme ça, couleur orange grosse mousse, effervescence moyenne, une bien belle bière en début de bouche mais attention les yeux, c’est couillu, un truc houblonné et malté assez intense, ça commence assez normalement sur un côté très ananas, un reste qui dur assez longtemps mais lorsque la bière se réchauffe on a le droit à un côté réglisse fruit de la passion et mangue, c’est long et c’est bon, très bon même

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jottis140 (18) - - JUL 20, 2014
A train wreck of hops that assault everything, but in such a good way! Aroma BAM, that’s hops and the hops have a little more hops to go with them. The flavor is dominated by the resin and bitterness of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (460) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Even though this is incredibly hoppy, it is still well-balanced and drinks better than a lot of other super hoppy beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1195) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Hazey copper, good cap. Smell good, taste good, it be bitter. Kind of an apple raspberry. Good beer shit review I’m to distracted to care right now!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (484) - - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a golden orange. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is major hops and very bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCx240 (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Pale amber with a light beige head. Good retention. Powerful hoppy aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is a wave of citrus which fades quickly into a strong hop bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Earplay (15) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
Aroma reminiscent of sticking my nose into a bag of hops, plenty of citrus and resin. Taste similar to aroma, hop dominated with a pleasant underlying malt sweetness, full bodied. Residual bitterness is high but not harsh. Very slight hint of molasses aftertaste mingling with the high abv. Overall a flavour packed beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
A big sticky mess of hops that is somehow well put together with a pour of bright golden orange and a so frothy, sticky yellowish head that left a coating of lace everywhere. The nose is heavily accented by grapefruit and pine resin with sticky caramel and honey sweetness and big heavy bitterness. Well balanced between malts and fruits with the astringent and bitter finish.


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