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RATINGS: 1122   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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crash_the_dog (151) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2013
Holy cow! No messing around with this one - the nose alone will clear your sinuses, and the flavor will blow out your taste buds. Save this one for the end of the day so that your mouth can recover - this may have the most perfect name ever. I loved it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shaunjo (4) - - APR 11, 2013 does not count
Caramel and citrus nose. Beautiful amber coloring. Lemon, citrus with the initial taste. Finishes with a creamy caramel...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stevesie (324) - - APR 12, 2013
From bottle. Pours a brilliant burnt orange with an island of white head and some lacing. Nose is grassy with a touch of roasted malt. Bitter and mildly boozy up front. Smooth and balanced with a nice, dry finish. Dangerously easy to drink. Another home run from Green Flash.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LKay (112) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2013
Wow. Very flavorful and full of citrus fun. Light and bold. Great aroma and color.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2013
A hop explosion, a true hop heads dream. Resinous as they come toffee undertones. I am sure this may be a bit much for some, but for a hop lover such as myself its about as good as it gets ! Love this brew green flash is an amazing brewery. 149 wonderful ibu’s.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dojken (213) - - JUL 9, 2013
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Ett måste för ölkännare. Denna har mycket av allt. Bred god smak med en fantastisk avslutning. Testar den ånyo. Underbart balanserad öl som har det mesta man kan begära.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
$3.49 single that Brandon at Fairway Sav-Mor got for me (why thank you, kind sir!) Appearance: A beautiful orange/amber color with a nice haze. Semi-aggressive pour resulted in a perfect pour with two fingers of head floating on top... soapy and creamy in texture. Awesome lacing. Phenomenal looking beer. Smell: Holy hell, that’s the stuff. Huge amount of dankness with an overall aggressive hop aroma. A slightly dirty character to it as well. A lot of that earthy pine aroma, with underlying fruitiness and maltiness. Taste: Hm, juuust a little hoppy, eh? Wow. So many hop flavors on this one from the pine resin stickiness, lemon zest flavor and bitterness, tropical fruits, and just a really nice amount of malt that really accents the beer nicely. Yes, accents -- there’s a decently sweet malt profile, but this is most definitely a hop head’s sort of brew, as it’s got a face smacking amount of bitterness on the finish. Perfect choice when you just want a bold, gigantic, bitter brew. Feel: A nice medium body with medium carbonation that works wonders on this beer. Not too thick to drink like some sort of medicine, and the carbonation’s not too high as to help make the bitterness overwhelming. Palate Wrecker is right. Stone has their Ruination, which is supposedly palate wrecking, but I thought that beer was pleasantly balanced -- this is a different beast. This beer isn’t quite balanced, but it doesn’t look to be. It’s showcasing the hops the best way Green Flash knows how, and this is a masterfully crafted beer. I prefer this to their West Coast IPA by quite a margin, and would consider this to now be one of my all-time favorite DIPAs. The ONLY reason I won’t give this one a higher rating is because as great as it is, the bitterness would probably stop me from drinking a lot of this before the ABV caught up to me. Regardless, legendary brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
avena319 (9) - USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
I have had the opportunity to sample many beers while traveling the world, but I must say this is one of the best IPA’s I have enjoyed. The color is a nice light amber and the palate is excellent. I do not like an IPA to be too malty, but it should be crisp. This beer has an nice smooth mouth feel and feels just right on my palate. I had an opportunity to have a pint at the brewery and a bomber. With so many good IPA’s in the US it is difficult to fault any, but this one is exceptional.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2014 Appearance - 4 - Nice orange/amber, between a golden and copper color, a finger of off white head with very fine bubbles and it laces the glass nicely. Aroma/Smell - 9 - Huge dank awesomeness. Garlic, onion, ganja. A lot f citrusy hops, grapefruit, pine, orange/lemon/lime zest all in there. Some caramel/malty sweetness. Taste - 10 - Amazingly dank, garlic, onion. Grapefruit/pine/overly ripe fruit - strong hop bite in your mouth and your tongue numbed to anything else. Mouthfeel - 5 - light-medium body beer, nice frothy head that never goes away. Alc taste/warmth comes off of it but not in a bad way. Bitter/grapefruit aftertaste but like most imperial IPAs. Overall - 18/20 - DEFINITELY measures up to Pliny the Elder. Super dank, the mashing with hopped wort process definitely adds a flavor all in it’s own too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJSlxSJO-vI

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thefederalist (290) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper with smallish head. Aroma of grass and earth. The flavor is bitter and savory. There is a mild sweetness but it is overwhelmed by the other flavors. Finish is long and bitter. Fermentation is clean. A world class beer.


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