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RATINGS: 1237   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
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Golden amber with a white head. Big aroma of pine hops with grapefruit, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Taste has more of the same, quite sherry like fruitiness, raisins and dried fruits with lots of caramel and grapefruit and pine. Syrupy sweet with a big bitterness that cuts through the weight. Very nice, teeters the line between dipa and an American barley wine.

3.6
Chudwick (3240) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
draft (thanks to andyreynolds for sharing) - pours clear orange with off-white head. Nose is grapefruit. Super hoppy. light presence of caramel. OK, just bitter. with a dry finish.

4
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass. A: Pours a dark copper color with moderate yeast haze. The head is a two finger offwhite color with a frothy texture and good retention. A thick wall of lacing is left nicely on the glass. S: Quite malty - oh who the hell am I kidding, this is loaded with insane hoppiness. Grapefruit rind, pine, dankness, weed, onions, and even some black pepper all mingle on the nose. Basically, anything one might expect in an extreme DIPA is all here. Only the slightest hint of caramel malts break up the hop assault. T: And there we go, this is really bitter from the hops. There isn’t much citric qualities here, this is almost entirely piny, floral, resinous, and faintly metallic. Touches of caramel malt in the midtaste try in vain to balance things, but are quickly overtaken by massive finishing bitterness and booze. M: Heavy and a little syrupy; I prefer my DIPAs to be a little lighter and more delicate. This doesn’t have a particularly clean finish, but make no mistake, this still turns the palate into scorched earth with gobs and shitloads of hop oils and resin. As a result, it’s very difficult to drink a bottle of this quickly. Moderately high carbonation and extreme dryness. O: If you don’t like overly bitter DIPAs, avoid this like the plague. If this is the kind of DIPA you’re looking for (a completely unbalanced palate killer), then there are few better. Basically, if you’re the kind who loves Dave’s Insanity Sauce (guilty), then this will be right up your alley.

3.7
callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Dark golden-amber body, medium sized off-white head, soapy lacing. Grapefruit, grass, pine, and caramel malts come through in the nose. Flavor is similar with a pronounced bitterness drowning out the actual flavors. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish. Not my favorite IPA/dIPA from Green Flash.

3.7
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. A clear pale amber beer, with a large, frothy/creamy, fully lasting off-white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately to heavily hoppy (grapefruit, pine, resin), with notes of mango, pineapple, alcohol, hint of butter. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with heavy bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Above the average in every aspect, without being stellar. On one hand is overly palate wrecking to finish the whole bottle without a little fatigue, on the other it’s aromatic, fruity and good looking.

3.9
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
355 ml bottle @ Akkurat. Pours tiny hazy deep golden with a rather small frothy offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and hoppy with caramel, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, orange zest, bread, alcohol, unripe mango, pineapple and hints of pine and resinous wood. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and hoppy with caramel, pine, bread, wood, grass, grapefruit rinds, peaches, mango, resin, pineapple and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, round, slightly oily bitter and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with pine, caramel, grapefruit rinds, peaches, mango and bread.

4.4
Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle - Assault of the senses, huge hop nose with pine, grapefruit and sweetness. Clear amber with a rich thick never ending head. Ton’s of hop flavours, again piney with grapefruit and sweetness. A nice bitterness follows the flavours through. Oily on the tongue. Not a sessionable beer, but a fantastic finish to your palate.

4.1
Rasmus40 (21343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 230812

4
saxo (18945) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, pine, peach, caramel and malt. Long bitter finish.

3.9
Benzai (15921) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
33cl bottle @ Sorbon, Bromma. Clear dark orange color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste llight to moderately malty, bitter, fruity, hops, slightly citrus, slightly peach and some resin. Medium to very bitter aftertaste. Sticky texture. Medium body, medium carbo.


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