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RATINGS: 1222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 149   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlioi (24) - - MAR 25, 2015
Palate wrecker is an appropriate name. You can taste the 149 IBU for sure but it isn't a blast to the palate as you would think. It's a subdued overpowering of hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
perezs25 (42) - - APR 10, 2015
Pours with a strong citrous aroma "right off the bat"with a nice creamy head with great lacing. Smell is very floral and very evident. Attractive clear light amber color. Great balance with a strong richness of body. However it is not cloying and has roller coaster complex after-taste, sometimes smokey, then floral, then malty then... I give up! Please go get some! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bghedtodd (28) - USA - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Wow. My benchmark is hopslam and this one is right there with it. A touch more bitter. Love it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlexFinch (1) - - MAY 11, 2012 does not count
Aroma you get a lot of pine and hops with a little citrus. Pours a golden amber color with a fluffy off-white head. Taste Iike drinking hops with a little citrus and bitter alcohol after taste love it. If your a true IPA fan you will enjoy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Damn good. Pours orange with soapy head that lingers. Big flavorful hops. Really nice imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 3, 2012
Aroma: Ooh... Alcoholic, hoppy and citrusy as hell, lots of herbs, tropical fruit and berries. Heavy malt accent underneath. Perfect. Mouthfeel: Medium body, oily texture. Taste: This beer is seriously bitter, but there is also a generous amount of malt there to make it less aggressive. Apart from that, much of the aromas carry on to the palate, with loads of grapefruit and touches of other fruit. Strangely, it didn’t feel as strong as it is (9.5% ABV). Finish: Wow. Very bitter, very long aftertaste lingering at the back of my tongue and down the throat. Overall: Heavenly beer. For fanatic hopheads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
epiphyte707 (67) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Pours a copper color, aroma is citrusy hoppy grapefruit and som pineyness and a slight grassyness note. Taste is resiney hops upfront with grapefruit and citrucy and some lemon peel notes. Bitterness lingers all the way back and sticks to your tongue like resin. If you like dank bitter hops this is your best choice. I personally would like a bit more of a Sweeter malt character to balance out the strong bitterness hops.This is probably the hoppyest beer ive had so far. This beer wasnt crafted to be the perfect balanced tastyest beer. It was crafted to get you hopped the f*ck out! Very great beer! HOP BOMB!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - 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

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