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RATINGS: 1223   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (862) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
You really cant taste after you drink this. Deeply piney and hugely resinous. Like chewing on hops. Its is mostly good, but truthfully overwhelming in how bitter and piney it is. Dominating, but not balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1714) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
Hazy orange with a bright white one-finger head that left a thin but solid film and nice lacing. Big grapefruit and pine aromas, really sharp and crisp - they really arent screwing around. Bitter, bitter taste from the rich hops, but with enough of a malt backbone to keep from puckering up. Grapefruit, resinous pine, caramel, lemon, bread, and the alcohol is well hidden. Medium body, sticky in the mouth but creamy smooth going down, lively carbonation, and a crisp clean finish. Great big hop bomb if thats what youre in the mood for.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5836) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pine nose, not strong. Shimmering amber, thick yellow head. Intense pine flavor with faint rosehips underneath. Some malt in the finish. Decidedly bitter, only slightly resinous, and rather pleasant. Doesnt pair particularly well with chocolate, not that it should, Im just saying. It didnt ruin the palate like some other beers Ive had, but its still a bit of a caricature.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2012
Alcohol dominates the aroma. Flavor is pungently hoppy. Almost syrupy hop juice. A liitle alcohol on the finish. Overall a good douple ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pours dark gold with a big off-white/yellowish head that fades fast into lots of lacing. Earthy aroma with a surprising lack of big citrusy hops. Taste is...not much? Really lacks flavor which is surprising given the name. At the same time there isnt much of an alcohol bite. I guess a good drink if you wanna get trashed without much work on your end.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
On tap @ Rackhouse Pub. Poured a hazy orange with a one-finger head. Smell is sweet grapefruit, tangerines, and citrus. Great smelling beer. Taste is very bitter from start to finish and I have to admit that I think it smells better than it tastes. Still I dig this beer because it is a hopheads dream. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel and high carbonation. Overall, a pretty good DIPA and worth a try.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
burakak (7) - indian trail, USA - APR 14, 2012 does not count
How can bitterness joyable? By drinking Palate wrecker. It has a very complex yet joyable taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4879) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big orange, caramel, pine, biscuit, grapefruit, mango, floral, honey, light herbal, and a touch of alcohol. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pine, caramel, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and mango. Fairly intense pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, honey, pine, biscuit, and caramel on the finish for a good bit. Despite the intense hoppiness, there is a nice malt backbone to balance it out. Good flavor balance as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, sticky, and slightly slick mouthfeel. Smooth to drink but it is still a sipper. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a good sized warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and highly enjoyable DIPA. Nice malt balance and hop flavor profile.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Bottle to shifter. Blood orange honey colored pour. One finger white head fades to large foamy bubbles. Tiny champagne bubbles soar up the sides of the glass leaving the rest of the glorious liquid completely still. Lots of hops in the nose, mostly grass and wet hay. The taste is quite hoppy, as expected. Resin, the grassy flavors of the aroma, and a bright, soapy citrus essence. Very floral on the finish with lots of labendar and lilac. Its of course hop-forward, but there is evidence of malt having done all it could do to make this flavorful beyond hop water. Pine resin lingers on the palate.


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