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RATINGS: 1231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 149   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Palate Wrecker was originally brewed for the Hamiltons Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration. Its the most complicated West Coastinspired IPA we have ever brewedmashing 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 isnt for everyone, only the real hop heads!!!). Cheers! - Chuck Silva - Brewmaster - Green Flash Brewing

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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (5540) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2012 Incroyable arme dhoublonnage froid, tous les agrumes y passent en quantit rarement gal. En bouche cest explosif avec une amertume cinglante mais assez conciliante pour se retirer tranquillement et exiger une nouvelle gorge. Le corps est bien malt mais le tout reste trs croustillant. Dans une catgorie part.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours amber orange, white head that dissipates. Nice hop aroma, taste is harshly bitter. Hoppy finish, could use some balancing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guyute_Pig (103) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bomber. Smells fantastic, the abv is well hidden. By far the most bitter beer Ive had the pleasure of trying. Hopheads delight. Ill grab another bottle or two of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1927) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2012
Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma is lots of fruity and citrusy hops. Flavor is resiny hops, citrus, pine, some grass and a big bit of bitterness with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1582) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle. Pour is clear amber with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma is predictably hoppy. Really runs the whole list of hop character with resinous, citrus, and floral notes. Resinous slightly more prominent. Also faint smooth caramel malt hiding in there. Very smooth aroma. Flavor is hoppy bitterness up front with faint hints of fruit and pineapple followed by another wave of resinous hops. Very light malt backbone. Flavor much less smooth and balanced than aroma. A hop-forward beer. Delivers on its promise.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryecatcher (1404) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
Poured from a bottle. Nice amber color, lots of citrus and a hint of alcohol in the nose (it is a 9.5% after all). Nice head retention. Citrus and passion fruit up front, medium body in the mouth-feel. Slight lingering bitterness in finish. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5961) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
Whole Foods, P st, DC 650ml ($10): I dont know why this cost so much, and in retrospect, I am not quite sure why I bought it. Pours an orange colour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is piny, earthy hops. I am not sure where the complexity of this is. It is just mostly a lot of hops without the texture and depth of Hopslam or Heady Topper. Is it good? Yeah sure. Is it a memorable DIPA? No, not really. I think Green Flash has done better on many an occasion.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3698) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pours a clear golden/amber with a medium white head. Aroma is loaded with fruity notes...mangi, apricot, orange, pineapple and grapefruit...very floral...hints of caramely malt. Flavor follows suit...adds some spicy hop notes and there is a faint butterscotch or buttery note. Mouthfeel is full and oily with a very bitter, dry finish that briefly hints at butterscotch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1850) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on 4/15/2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark golden clear.
Aroma: Really piney hop aroma.
Taste: High bitterness, super piney, not really any malt thats tastable to me.
Palate:Medium body, slick

Summary: This beer is abtaly named - it is a total assault of piney IPA/DIPA, and is tasty but somewhat one note and definitely super aggressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
Poured on tap it has an amber orange color with big lacing. Big pine aroma with hops. Taste is bitter. Not like I wasnt going to know that with 149 IBUs. Other than the hops there is grass and mild citrus coming through. Long bitter finish.


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