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RATINGS: 1241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 149   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
thedm (6311) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2014
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of fine to medium sized bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation transparent light red brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The smooth aroma was hoppy floral and musty. The sharp mild citrus mildly vinous crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of mild rye crisp and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.9
BRW (3054) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
At CBC. Orange colour with white head. Fruity, pineapple, grape aroma. Fruity, brown sugar, caramel, pineapple and grape taste. Medium to full body.

4.2
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Powerful but pleasant aroma. Reddish brown in color. Definitely tasting the hoos in this one.

4.2
Bule (2240) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a pale amber color with a bit of fine head. Lovely fruity hop aroma. Intense hoppiness with a bit of creaminess to it.

4
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Golden amber body with white head. Floral & honey nose. Hefty malt backbone with great hoppy profile. Delicious!

4.2
borre_m (1702) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
Tasted on tap at cbc. Pours a clear dark golden with an offwhite foam. Aroma has lots of grass. Strong hop aroma. Tasting is very balanced. Intensly hopped with grass, but also a nice maltiness balancing.

4
EvanFriend (627) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Very hop forward, aroma and taste are both dominated by pine. Sweet, caramel malt also shines through to give some balance. Good beer.

4
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014

2014-05-01, draught at Pumphouse, Richmond, 16oz, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Fruity, resiny, abrasive but too heavy.

2014-02-27, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Amber color, clear, with creamy head. Sweet and fruity beer, with a good mix of malt and caramel, medium sweetness, a bit candyish, strong bitterness, hop resins, cedar peel, and a mild animal character present in the aroma and flavor.
Good, potent, but I wouldn’t drink much of it.

3.8
User134089 (1644) - - APR 29, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Lagunitas pint glass From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $7.29 (w/ Costco card) Purchased: April 22, 2014 Consumed: April 29, 2014 Misc.: Best by June 11, 2014 Poured a dark orange, amber hazy color with two fingers of khaki white head. A decent amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Average amount of uneven layered spotty lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention. Smelled a pleasant mix of hops and malts. Got floral hops, citrus hops, Cascade hops, spruce, rye hops, mint toothpaste, amber malts, caramel, some slightly wet earthy malts and some unknown spicy notes. Tasted pretty much what I expected it to after the smell. Got those heavy, earthy malts more than the hops. Caramel, rye, amber, citrus hops, light honey, light lemon and sour tropical fruit, all with an unknown spicy bitter note lingering on the tongue long after. Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish. Not as good as I hoped, but still a decent imperial IPA.

3.9
stantheman (1098) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 On tap at Alibi Room in Vancouver. A medium amber beer, with a bit of whitish head. Not much nose available on this sample pour. An intensely bitter and lively flavour, with at least several hop varieties. Some malt evident as well. Hoppy-eye-aye!

And June 20 at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. Still a yummy hop-blast!


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