crossovert (14038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Fresh keg. I am extremely excited not to have purchased bottles of this one. Great ipa brewery but this one is nto as advertised. A sweet and candied orange malt bomb. Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Decided to purchase bottles on a hunch... Ill upgrade the rating. Dk if I had a bad keg or what. Smell is malty with orange citrus, exactly what I tasted from the draft version which is nice but not palate wrecking. Though it isn’t a palate wrecker it does indeed have a super-high bitterness, one of the highest perceived bitterness of any beer out there. Caramel malt is there with candied citrus but it takes a back seat to the intensity piney and herbal bitterness. I shudder to think what this would be like with 100% pale malt and a slightly lower abv. The brewmaster has obviously figured out how to get everything out of his perceived bitterness.
On tap at Jungle Jim’s, Eastgate. Wow! Pours a medium-dark amber wih a thick, bubbly white head. Aroma is extremely floral, grassy, pine, citrus, pineapple. Taste is very full, rich, complex; fruity, lots of floral notes, grass, earthy, sweet, long bitter finish; nice malt profile as well, caramels. Medium carbonation. Some lacing. Chewy mouth feel. This was excellent. I could not help but smile from the first aroma to the bottom of the taster. Hop heads should definitely seek this out. vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours clear amber. Hoppy citrus nose. Tons of hops on the front with a slightly warming finish. Definitely lives up to the name and an excellent brew. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle from PD. Clear, light amber pour with a medium white head which fades quickly to leave moderate lace. Nose is severe cut grass, pine and ganja. Medium-heavy body with moderate, fine carbonation and lots of hop oiliness. Weed, caramel, spruce, cheese and a rosemary spiciness. Hops are overwhelming, in the tradition of beers like Arctic Panzer Wolf or Lukcy Basardt, but the malt base is there to support it. Aptly named, rivals the best. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Orange pour with a small white head. Big citrus / pine hop nose - layered with some spice notes. Med to full body with tons of chewy hop flavor with oozing citrus notes and pine. Tongue scraping bitter finish. This beer lives up to its name!
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 2, 2013
bottle. clear dark copper with a medium, whipped white head. robust tropical hop nose. mango, melon, pineapple flavored hop notes with sticky malt. warming finish. syrupy texture and medium bodied. hops are totally in your face. mashing with hopped wort? what is this? great beer but not my favorite from GF. Martinus (4722) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2013
Orange copper colour, white head. Aroma of hops, tropical fruit, passionfruit, citrus, resin and honey. Light floral. Hop bitter flavour, quite sweet malts. Relatively full body, bitter finish, fruity and floral. nealm759 (34) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Nice! Quite balanced for such a hop forward beer.
(from 15cL bottle brought to New year Party. Got it from tderoeck. Thanks!)
Growler filled at hopcity in Atlanta. Pours a dark golden color, nose is sweet tropical fruit hoppy smell, nice carbonation, thick white head. Taste is a bit of sweetness, bitter sweet hop, grapefruity flavor. Bitterness is very strong but not too too much. Definitely a beer to finish the night with. Tastes similar to the west coast on steroids. I recommend it to any hop head! gunnfryd (15330) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, citrus, peach, malt. Flavour is hop, citrus, peaches, malt. Full bodied nice beer. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Name: Pallate Wrecker
Date: December 27, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear deep copper, frothy white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: huge tropical aroma, pineapple, touch of citrus, sweet crystal malt
Flavor: sweet liquid hop flavor, lots of citrus, tropical fruits, bitterness coats your tongue with a solid layer of hop resin, crystal sweetness balances it all out and ties it together, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4