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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Tap at CK. Clear brass amber with a medium, buttermilk head with sticky lacing. Nose is squashy with oddities and orange liquor. Taste is cheesy and sugary with mild pine and bitter orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 Pours a nice golden amber. Slight head. Aromas of malt, pine, grapefruit rind, tropical fruit and alcohol. Initial taste is mildly bitter with a bit of sweetness. Finishes with a strong hop bitterness. Flavors of grapefruit rind, orange peel, candied sugar, alcohol and tropical fruits. Delicious, but I feel a lot of the flavor is masked by the hop bitterness. Its not too hoppy, just feels like the flavor is being robbed. Overall its a pretty solid beer. At 149 IBUs youd think itd be straight hops but its quite delicious. A definite beer worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12754) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours very clear dark amber with a large, frothy and pillowy off-white head, medium-long retention with excellent, sticky lacing. Aroma is heavy, fragrant citrus, pine, resin, and floral hops, light biscuit and honey/straw malt, persimmons, key limes, and mango tropical fruity aromatics. Flavor is heavy hops and spicy bitterness, somewhat lingering with a mild throat burn, supporting malt holds up the heavy hops, tropical fruits mingle throughout holding onto a fair sweetness until the beer finally finishes dry and lightly salty. Full body, medium-high warmth and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3395) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, Bittersweet. Grapefruit, honey. Clean golden orange color, nice head faded quick. Spotty lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, dry bitter finish, good, not sure if I notice much difference with impy ipa, but thats me.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Oh where do I begin? I used to think these kind of beers were great Hop Bombs. I don,t think that way anymore. Monstrosity. Frustration, annoyed, overbearing, FAKE! extracts, too clear biting, F*%$# me! disappointed, chemical, pointless, slam it. shit, pass, worthless, trash, bitter, grassy, arrogant, abrasive, unpleasant, solvent, two more bottles of death left. arsenic, sauerkraut aftertaste, The lowest rating at the time I wrote this was 2.5 remarkably! Not any more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2012
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Jeff! Aroma gives a giant blossom of green onion. Summit heaven. The flavor packs a similar punch but pulls the allium rawness a touch. This is definitely name deserving. I dont approve of the fact that this beer rates highly because its extreme. There are much more deft, elegant, refined, and expressive hop shows. But this is raw power and theres something to be said for that. Ill take it sometime, not all the time, but when I do, it gives me that green glow that I need now and then.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2754) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2012
wtf? growler from bierkraft. golden with dense big head. pineapple pine cone aroma. milf apricot with face-crushing bitterness. wtf? way too hoppy to be anything but a novelty. nevertheles, or therefore, my friiends are loving it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5754) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Tap. Pours clear gold with average white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is citrus fruit, grassy and floral hops, pine, toasted and cereal malts, and light herbs. Flavor is heavy hops with light malt and supporting citrus esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Draft at Ginger Man. Deep amber. Pungent aroma of citrus and pine. Tastes of fresh oily hops, with prominent grapefruit and resinous flavors. Strong bitterness but very nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4391) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
23 mar 2012, bottle. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is a very bitter orange rind. Thin body and fizzy. Nice just enough light bread malt to slightly balance the big white grapefruit rind hops. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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