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RATINGS: 1242   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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4.3
   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 (7521) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - FEB 21, 2013
Copper colour. Citrus pine hop aroma. Taste is floral hoppines, biter. Finishes with a dry bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (7526) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Bottle from The Bottle Shop; hazy amber pour with soapy white head, zesty piney hop aroma, massive bitter licking a square battery like taste with zesty citrus hops slight metallic. Really nice drinking DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozarkspops (368) - - FEB 20, 2013
Very clear copper pour. Medium white head with some lacing. Super floral hop aroma with lots if citrus as well. It smells like putting your nose in a just opened pack of hops. Taste is like "hop tea." Very bitter. Floral and citrusy. Like sucking on a lemon. Freaking awesome for a hop head. ---Rated via iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
odinstyr (783) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a 2-fingered white head. Smells of spruce and more spruce, orange, floral blossoms. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - quite a hop-bomb - spruce, orange, grapefruit, followed by caramel, white bread.


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