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RATINGS: 1240   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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gkeh (484) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Dark orange pour, nice lacing from a small head. Man, this sure is a hop BOMB. Super bitter and resinous, lots of pine and grapefruit and orange peel, some spiciness, not much malt so speak of.... Incredibly dry finish, man this this is a beast for sure.

3.9
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Big hoppy caramely aroma. Dark amber color. Very bitter. Really a hop monster. Excellent!

3.1
dinkle50 (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Cloudy orange pour with a really sweet sugary aroma. Taste is sweet as well, with almost a spicy component. Tons of pine. Light mouth. Interesting flavor and just a ridiculous amount of bitterness. This is like sucking on a pine tree. Really wild beer and lives up the name.

3.7
gschrade (1094) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish gold with a white head. Taste pine, earthy, citrus. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
MDR! Est-ce que tout le monde donne les avis haut pour les bières forte, peu importe la subtilité ou complexité les saveurs? Ca c’est une bière forte, c’est sur, mais bonne? Hmmm... C’est orange brumeux avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme est d’houblon amer avec un peu d’agrumes. Le gôut est amer, amer, et plus amer. Peut-être il y avait un peu d’agrume dans la première gorgée, mais l’après goût durait pendant 10 minutes. C’était tellement amer que c’était difficile à boire. Selon moi, l’art du brassage c’est crée une bière complexe. Si une bonne bière est une sculpture fine, ça c’est une bloque de plomb. Si je veut faire un bon chili, est-ce que j’ajoute épices différent, ou verse plein de cayenne la-dedans? C’est carrément unidimensionnel.

4.6
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
$3.49 single that Brandon at Fairway Sav-Mor got for me (why thank you, kind sir!) Appearance: A beautiful orange/amber color with a nice haze. Semi-aggressive pour resulted in a perfect pour with two fingers of head floating on top... soapy and creamy in texture. Awesome lacing. Phenomenal looking beer. Smell: Holy hell, that’s the stuff. Huge amount of dankness with an overall aggressive hop aroma. A slightly dirty character to it as well. A lot of that earthy pine aroma, with underlying fruitiness and maltiness. Taste: Hm, juuust a little hoppy, eh? Wow. So many hop flavors on this one from the pine resin stickiness, lemon zest flavor and bitterness, tropical fruits, and just a really nice amount of malt that really accents the beer nicely. Yes, accents -- there’s a decently sweet malt profile, but this is most definitely a hop head’s sort of brew, as it’s got a face smacking amount of bitterness on the finish. Perfect choice when you just want a bold, gigantic, bitter brew. Feel: A nice medium body with medium carbonation that works wonders on this beer. Not too thick to drink like some sort of medicine, and the carbonation’s not too high as to help make the bitterness overwhelming. Palate Wrecker is right. Stone has their Ruination, which is supposedly palate wrecking, but I thought that beer was pleasantly balanced -- this is a different beast. This beer isn’t quite balanced, but it doesn’t look to be. It’s showcasing the hops the best way Green Flash knows how, and this is a masterfully crafted beer. I prefer this to their West Coast IPA by quite a margin, and would consider this to now be one of my all-time favorite DIPAs. The ONLY reason I won’t give this one a higher rating is because as great as it is, the bitterness would probably stop me from drinking a lot of this before the ABV caught up to me. Regardless, legendary brew.

4.1
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap. Hazy amber/orange colour. Big aroma that screams west coast with hops and more hops and some pine cones to boot. Bitter and leafy notes on the palate with a resinous stickyness and fairly dry brew enhancing the bitter notes. Says what is says it’ll do, wreck a palate. Good stuff.

4.3
CpyNPrnT (620) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Just wreck my palate. Tons of hops, very bitter, piney, earthy, very dark citrus fruit, long aftertaste, bitter, dry palate. I am sipping my next beer and my palate is still wrecked. Awesome brew for hop heads. You need to try.

3.4
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Dark orange color with a medium sized white head, somewhat rocky. Resinous pine and some citrus in the aroma. Crushing pine and aspirin hop flavors up front, some ruddy and vegetal components then manifest. Oily hop bitterness in a lingering finish, with slight malt breadiness. Mouthfeel is medium light, very drying.

3.6
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
At draft house with Taylor and Justin. Pours bronze clear redish. Aroma is big smooth earthy hops. Taste is huge massive earthy hops that are bubblegum and slightly harsh.


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