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RATINGS: 1227   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Tap - @ RHP. Pours clear gold-yellow, little white head, diminishing. Aromas of big piney notes, pungent resin, grapefruit, citrus, spicy hops, little bit of caramel whispers on the edge if the palate at the finish. Medium bodied, serious. Long giving finish. No joke. Aptly named. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft. Palate Wrecker is a great name; this is like a hop punch to the mouth. Big aroma of citrus/grapefruit and pine. Malty with lots and lots of hops and a fair amount of complexity. Great DIPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1762) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Big aroma of grapefruit hops, pours a clear amber with a tight white head. Big blast of grapefruit and bitter hops, with enough malt backbone to support them. Lingering bitter finish, slightly slick mouthfeel. This is a great IIPA, and one that you should try if youre a hop head.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kroney (255) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Copper pour. Off-white/beige head. Huge grapefruit and citrus hop aroma. Nice sweet malt to balanced aroma. Incredibly bitter/grapefruit flavor... with a surprising alcohol tinge(flavor points deducted) for a beer only rated at mid-9s in abv. Dry finish... but gets super sticky after the 3rd or 4th sip. A little to big for my palate, but still a very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Excellent aroma of pine, grapefruit, pineapple, and caramel/bready malts. Absolutely delicious blend of all of those aromas in the flavor department as well - the balance here is extraordinary. Yes, the hops are there for sure, and boy do they stick around, but this is not a one-note by any means. One of the best DIPAs Ive had without a doubt! YUM!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours slightly hazy golden orange amber with a medium bubbly white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of fresh citrusy and floral American hops and a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Flavor of aggressive piney hops, grapefruit and enough caramel malt to keep the hops just kind of in line. Certainly aggressively bitter. I dig it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours light copper with a white head. Hoppy aroma of pine and citrus with a touch of tropical fruit. Great hop flavor of pine, citrus and tropical fruits nicely balanced with some caramel malts. Similar finish with some added grassy/herbal hops. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick pillowy head that fades very, very slowly. Aroma is musty, wet grass, citrus, and pine. Taste is a hop bomb. Lots of fresh hops mixed with strong bitterness. Grapefruit, lemon, pine, and grass. Finish is smooth and creamy. Thick mouthfeel for a DIPA, I think its because the carbonation foams up a bit. This is definitely a palate wrecker. I like the mouthfeel but I would really like some more malt backbone to balance just a bit. Good but not great DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Draft Pours a orange copper with a small white head. Aroma of big citrus and fresh pine needles. Taste of initial light sweet of deep fruit that leads back into the grapefruit and slight pine that lingers. Med light body that sticks to the tongue and has a long bitter finish. Over all great winter IPA that leaves its wreaking mark. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7300) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Sampled on draft at Ds Monroeville this beer poured a dark caramel-orange color with a medium sized foamy white head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was semi sweet pine, tropical fruits and sugar. The flavor was very bitter and rough with piney hops and sour caramel. Turns dry towards the long bitter and rough finish. Moderately full bodied. Ok.


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