RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 149   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Craft Brewers Conference 2012
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. big hops aroma and flavor. This was a huge IPA. Big rich roast flavor with a good balance and added hops make for a good Double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
Lovely white head big and fluffy rich amber pour medium strong carbonation lots of fruity hops in the aroma stone citrus piney goodness malt near perfume like on the nose the flavours superb caramelly malt toffee honey note ibu medium strong pip like taste grapefruit apricot peach pine pineapple lovely stuff balance a plus dry touch the finish great hoppy taste and malt dry lasting bitter very classy imperial ipa

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2012
bottle into big sam adams glass. Amber straw ale w/ average white head, looks innocent. Nose is fucking thick & oily. Citrus, grass, pine, everything- at once. Carbonated yet syrupy mouthfeel that puckers and lasts. There are a shit ton of malts to pull this off, but all I can focus on is the hops (of course). Herbal, sticky, acidic hops. What separates this 100+ IBU IIPA from the rest though, is really how deep & unrelenting the bitterness digs. You hit so many different flavors: lemons, limes, & grapefruits. Pine needles between teeth & sap on fingers. Diesel herb & Lemon Head candy. Great beer!

Rant: How does this beer NOT have a 100% style rating??? Oh, & I just loled at so many ratings like not even as hoppy or a palate wrecker as -insert whateva your favorite/typical amazing 7% IPA is-.......Yeah, OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
premier gourmet 1L growler shared by jsprime with joel, joe and myself. big hoppy nose with supporting malt structure. same goes for flavour. classic IIPA just really well done. highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle via trade w/ deftim13, thanks! Pours clean amber w/ meringue head, resiny pine aroma, malty sweet and full-bodied, aggressive piney resiny bitterness throughout, solid DIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours clear orange amber with big off white foamy head. Big aroma of pine, herbs, grass and citrus among the lightly sweet caramel, grainy nature of the malt. Balanced with the hops, the warming malt body among the big bitterness and flavours linger well through the finish. Added points for lingering on the palate/destruction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark golden orange with large off whit ehead. Aromas are quite restrained with herbal like hop aromas dominating. Flavours initial show some sweetness before the agressive resinous bitter hop finish. Would have liked more in the aroma to back up the flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
On tap at The Horse Brass Pub. Served in 5 oz. taster. Appearance is clear, dark amber in color, with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is citrusy, hoppy, & resiny. Bursting with flavor; sweet upfront, piney mid palate, very bitter, long lasting finish. Mouthfeel is crisp with a long lasting bitterness in finish. Definitely pretty high on the IBU scale. Overall: very bold and very bitter. A little too bitter for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear deep golden with a dense off-white head. A somewhat herbal hop aroma, but not overly intense really. Medium body, lots of sweet malt and a little overripe fruit. Intense hop accents, again very herbal without being overly clean or crisp. A distinct hop build-up towards the finish. Nice if not exactly exceptional. 040612

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (587) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2012
As would be expected this beer is a hop explosion. Hop is present throughout. In the nose, in the front of tasting, and in the finish. Hop flavors are found throughout and bring different flavors. At the end I am picking up an almost astringent minty flavor, reminiscent of peppermint altoids. The bitterness is not overpowering, and is very balanced. Very good beer.

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