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RATINGS: 1088   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kestral (506) - Ĺrnes, - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep amber with a large, frothy offwhite head. Massive aroma of juicy, mealy hops. Very ripe fruits, grass, grapefruit, syrup or brown sugar. A slight burnt note, liquorice.. a little boozy and kind of peppery. A sip reveals it’s sort of true to its name. Bitter as hell, but actually seems decently balanced for a second, before the finish kicks in. The finish is pretty brutal though, definitely not one for the sweettooths. It gives off a burnt and peppery feel in the mouth, with resiny bitterness. Body is full, carbonation is calm. I don’t know, I think I’d like a less heavy version of this. A lighter one, with fresher hop aromas instead of overripe ones, less booze and a more lively body. I get that this is supposed to be a sipper, but a little better drinkability wouldn’t hurt. It is a good one though, but it’s not entering no list of favourites of mine.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (185) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 6, 2014
355 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pours an orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of hops and grass. Bitter taste, hops, grass, some pine, maybe some fruits, caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekk1978 (406) - POLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Barwa: głęboko bursztynowa, klarowna. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości. Dość szybko opadająca, ale ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Całość dość gęsta i oleista. Aromat: karmelowo - zbożowy, słodki, z wyraźną chmielowością. Cytrusy (z przewagą mandarynek), owoce tropikalne, może lekkie żywice oraz nuta alkoholowa. Smak: pełny, słodowy, słodki, karmelowy z wyraźną chmielową kontrą. Goryczka grejpfrutowo - mandarynkowa, początkowo nieco zalegająca, z pewnością w górnych rejestrach. Z czasem jednak staje przyjemna. Imperial IPA z Green Flash, zakupiona w Żywcu okazuje się bardzo przyzwoitą propozycją. Nie jest może specjalnie odkrywcza, ale IBU faktycznie wydaje się bardzo wysokie, by nie powiedzieć najwyższe, jakie próbowałem. Z drugiej strony czy ten styl może nas jeszcze czymś więcej zaskoczyć? Moim zdaniem warto, choć nie jest tanie, a i dostępność pewnie niewielka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is biscuit, orange marmalade, pine and resin. Taste is medium resin and caramel sweet with a high bitter pine and citrus finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (662) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Similar profile to the west coat IPA but with more flavor and punch. Well balanced and easy to drink. Alcohol well hidden and bitter flavors still approachable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bieremoi (31) - FRANCE - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a mostly transparent copper color into a Spiegelau glass. Lots of lacing. Caramel aroma. Fits its name but not the most bitter beer around. This is very drinkable! Great brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hallinghansen (1857) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle from Vinoble Dalumvej. Clear golden body with a small white head light hops, caramel, metal, alcohol. This is undrinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Draught, St Augs. Hazy light copper, extra chewy, lots of chewy crystal malt and syrupy syrup. Quite bitter and quite sweet. Bit boozy in the finish. Really nothing I want in a beer, but credit for decent balance and at least coming close to smoothness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Raesmama (22) - - JUN 21, 2014
I really like this one! Very hoppy, bitter palate, but lovely grapefruit essence and aroma. High AC so if your lookin for a buzz...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (226) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Oh man is this good beer. Poured into my IPA glass. Foamy white head that lingered and left nice lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine, minor malt notes. Delicious, fresh, and bright hope notes throughout. A great IPA.

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