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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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3.9
john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2017
Keg at The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey, London in Apr 2017 - Clear Deep Orangey Bronze colour. Off-white head. Mega hoppy. Piney resinous hops. Very bitter citrus fruity, grapefruit, orange, rind. Underlying sweet malts, caramel. Very bitter hoppy and citrus fruity throughout. Lasting bitter finish. Enjoyable. Lovely hoppy fruity DIPA. (2017-04)

4.3
6bottlepack (492) - Devon, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2017
Bottle from Hops and Crafts Exeter. Pours clear burnished Amber with a off white head. Aroma piney hop,citrus, spruce & spice. Taste is piney hop,earthiness, ,citrus ,orange peel ,grapefruit,caramel with a lovely bitterness . Medium bodied,perfectly carbonated the finish is gum tingling with stickiness from the hops & more pine,orange peel ,grapefruit , Caramel & massive lovely bitterness . Great beer !

4
jinroh (2014) - ESTONIA - APR 3, 2017
Pours beautiful clear amber, not much foam but what it has is leaving some beautiful lacings. Aroma is like a hoppy herbal fruit cake. Sweetness is there as you would expect from 9.5% beer, it is covered with some aggressive hops though. Resiny and tropical, actually feeling balanced. Taste reveals super resiny and hop-oily body, sweetness is strong also but covered thick with these hop oils. For me, it also feels drinkable so its actually somewhat dangerous, easy to drink too much of it which at 9.5% is no child’s play. Kind of feels like something I wanted right now, so good to try this.

3.7
MrTipple (5539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Intense pine, alcohol, tropical fruits, dank and overripe, mango, papaya, passion fruit, blood orange. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Medium bitter. Bitterness intensifies, very bitter indeed, tropical fruits, pine, mango, papaya, alcohol, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice IIPA, loads of pine. Keg at The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.

4.6
NYbosoxfan69 (2) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2017 does not count
Oh my! Very hoppy but oh so nice. The Palate Wrecker is surprisingly smooth, but has a nice bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Wine Warehouse bottle. Amber, beige head. Lovely grapefruit aroma. Flavor is thick grapefruit, pine, honey, tropical fruit, spruce. Tasty!

4.4
DavidWoodruff (629) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Copper with a thin white head. Aroma is pine resin, catty, eucalyptus. Huge malty/hoppy flavors with loads of bitterness with just enough balancing malt to keep my tongue on its hinges. Long, lovely, bitter finish. I’d have another but my palate is now wrecked.

3.9
R4N5H (1274) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
On tap at Maddy’s Tap Room, Washington DC on 5-Mar-2017. Clear copper colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus, tropical fruit and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of honey, caramel, malt, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel and spices. Heavily bitter with a bittersweet fruity, hoppy and alcoholic finish. A pretty good IPA and nice one for my 100th rating.

4.2
superspak (5800) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/1/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear medium orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/sticky/resinous, and slightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.5%. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, and despite the drying bitter/resinous finish. Very dank and juicy on hops; nice malt backbone, but never too sweet or heavy. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
mambossa (337) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2017
So we meet again. 2017. Pouring the distinct color I remember. Rich gold, bordering copper. Head falls to a nice layer of thin lace and a vibrant ring on the outsides. Such a classic DIPA nose with that extra edge of Simcoe; candied orange and lemon laid upon a bright caramel malt backbone, and you get a ton of underlying prickly herbaceous pine/earth notes underneath. Just loving the classic, familiar aromas of the Columbus and Centennial. Flavor boasting such lupulin resin, immediately presented with over-ripe grapefruit, candied lemon, sweet orange, honey malt, all encompassed in a stupid amount of resinous pine on the palate. There have been only two other beers as bitter as this to me. Pure Hoppiness and Ruination. But this is bitter without becoming "soapy". It nearly gets there, but the malt stands up, and the tropical essences of Simcoe really push that balance. I don’t know why this is getting so much shit, but I love bitter as fuck beer. Just like I want my coffee and my teas. Bitter is refreshing, jarring, and sometimes needed. Not always. But this one is hitting the spot, yet again.


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