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RATINGS: 1250   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2012
THOUGHTS: Wow. The first beer in a while that really surprised me with its bitterness. So much bitterness, but it still remained balanced. Excellent transition. It was like eating a grapefruit with sugar and then chewing on the rind. The lacing almost painted the continents around the globe of the snifter. Hid alcohol fairly well. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had light to moderate caramel and plain old sugar; heavy grapefruit, citrus, blood orange, and grapefruit rind hops; moderate tropical fruit and orange hops; and when warmer slight resin hops; and light alcohol. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, heavily to nearly harshly bitter and moderately acidic with a very long duration. There was slight caramel, sugar, grapefruit rind, slight resinous hops, and light tropical fruit hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (647) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Aroma of a fresh hop cone rolled in your hands with a touch of maltiness. Very thick, oily, citrus flavors with a high amount of bitterness, very slight alcohol presence late. Oiliness just lays on the lips which is a bit of a downfall. Excesses of almost everything except crispness as the oily residue wipes that out...... a solid double IPA but not completely enjoyable more than once.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bUAkronG (15) - Akron, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at the Lockview in Akron, OH on 06/04/12. A: Almost a red-orange color. Much darker than a traditional IPA that Im used to. S: dull, leafy hops smell. Nothing to write home about with the scent. T: mild hop taste. Surprisingly good taste considering the dull smell. M: you cannot tell that this beer is 9.5% ABV when you drink it. I could easily drink a couple of these. Quite easy on the palate. O: I enjoyed trying this beer. Would get it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (7574) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
12fl. oz. bottle from Bierkompass.de. Poured hazy orange colored with a frothy, bubbly white head. Aroma is very hoppy, pine, caramel, herbal notes. Intensely hoppy flavor, pine, exotic fruits, some sweet maltiness as well, toffee or caramel. Oily, slightly chewy mouthfeel. The finish is very bitter, mouthdrying, fruity. Truly a palate wrecker. Great DIPA, you dont notice the ABV here at all.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (6678) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Light amber/orange, nice frothy head. Nose is massively piney-hoppy, with some citrus and floral tones. And underneat that, theres a good caramel/vanilla "compressed" (a bit burnt) maltyness. Body is soft and almost creamy. Bitter, with plenty of piney flavors, some breadyness, caramel, apricots. A bit of a bitter / alcoholic finish. This is exactly what a IIPA should be like. Massively hopped, bitter, full of dark/murky/compressed caramel maltyness. I would have been ok with this not being just as bitter as it is. But on the other hand, then it might have been too hot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1594) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Tap. Everything I want in this style. Resinous hop aroma and flavor, just so bright. Oily nice finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7607) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of peachy hops, citrus, malt and grass. Flavor is sweet and bitter with a lot of peachy hops and some malty notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16989) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Its a hazy, dark golden beer topped by a dense, finger-thick off-white to beige head. Lots of hops in the aroma, green pine cones, resins and citrus peel, and also a touch of maltyness. The flavor has a pleasant underlying malty sweetness, and up front theres hops, some more hops and even more hops. A nice bitterness, grass hints and lots of resins and citrus zest. Lasting finish. Pleasant indeed, sure wouldnt mind having more of this. 120915

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and piney hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long bitter and citrus fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (9327) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2012
4/IX/2012 12 FL. Oz. bottle De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas place - BB: n/a (2012-1007) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

clear orange beer, big creamy yellowish head with some irregular bubbles, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of passion fruits, pineapple, resin, some flowers, sugar, honey. MF: soft carbon, full body, bit syrupy texture. Taste: citrus first, grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple, sweet malts, honey, resin, very bitter hops. Aftertaste: grapefruit, very bitter ending, by chemical, still very fruity, dry and bitter. Amazingly balanced.


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