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RATINGS: 1224   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2012
On tap at Flying Saucer Sugarland. Pours clear reddish amber with tall light tan head. Aroma is all hops and fruit. Oily mouthfeel. Pine resin, melon, citrus, some caramel sweetness, huge bitter lasting hop finish. Wow! Definitely a sipper, this one. Alcohol is well-hidden but warming all the way down. A great big hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a balsa head. Nose is scallion, caramel and unripe cantaloupe; odd one. Resiny medium body with a lingering buzz. Taste is caramel, bitter grass and orange peel; earthy with lemon basil. Long peppery finish. A hop bomb with some restraint.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle at RDF Washington; clear orange with Small white head; aroma- grapefruit, citrus, sweet, caramel; taste-medium sweetness, heavy bitterness, thick, long lasting bitter finish. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - APR 3, 2012
this is a pretty interesting and obviously huge iiipa. it has a huge bitter preence upfront, but whats nice about this beer is that it fades away nicely into a fruity andsweeter hop profile, then a slightly bready and sweet malt profiile, not a huge lasting bitterness on this one which makes the intenseity palateable for an entire 22oz bottle. great stuff, not an everydayer but nice for a jolt!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 3, 2012
Clear golden hue. Palate shows plenty of bitter citrus and pine but there's also plenty of sweet pineapple too. Palate is almost all grapefruit, dry citric an bitter. Just the way I like em.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (687) - Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2012
On tap in a tulip at Flannys. Pours an orangish amber with a thick, frothy two-finger head that dissipates quickly. A strong citrus aroma with hints of wood. A holy hop bomb taste to start with a very bitter, dry finish that lingers with a slight, pleasantly hoppy aftertaste. Medium body with an astringent mouthfeel. Its a solid, hoppy DIPA, but I guess I was expecting more with a name like Palate Wrecker.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2012
Taste truly shocks the palate upon initial sipping. Deep malty characteristic with quite an taste of the 9.5%. Lacing is as expected with a imperial ipa, strungout all over the glass. Taste is super malty with a hint and I mean hint of fruit... grapefruit. This isnt my favorite 9%+ ipa but I love Green Flash and this 148 ibus dont go unnoticed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 2, 2012
Draft at Mission Delores. Strong hop aroma, almost intimidating! Serious hops on the palate, mainly citrus with some pine, sticky, resinous, with brown sugar sweetness and intense bitterness! I couldnt finish it as I felt like It was going to kill the session but I enjoyed what I drank. Great in small quantities. I think my face puckered up on the first sip!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
I had this on tap at Br Grill in Lake forest. If they were politically incorrect they would have called it palate raper. It is a very good hop bomb.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
oobawa (879) - Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2012
Perfectly named, thats for damned sure. Ive never been a fan of beers this aggressively hopped, so feel free to argue that my opinion doesnt mean shit. But, really, whats the point? The beer smells amazing, but any translation into flavor is washed away by the relentlessly bitter IBU assault. Beautiful pour and feel with no trace of alcohol, but these qualities are greatly padding my score of the beer-- not for me, no thank you. Id like to be able to taste the next pint.


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