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RATINGS: 1240   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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3.6
Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2012
The aroma is fantastic citrus and herbal grass with apparent sweetness. The taste is very much like the title says a complete palate wrecker. Abrasively bitter and harsh but still palatable. Pretty good stuff.

3.7
Scipio (1147) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours a bright golden with a white head that lingers for a bit. In the aroma, I get pine, grapefruit, and apple. Taste is very heavy in pine and very hoppy, with some undertones of apple and orange. Aftertaste is all pine and hops and really stays with you for a long time. More slick when drinking and medium bodied. Very dry with heavy bitterness. This is a nice beer from a style that I enjoy.

3.8
jbmanz (76) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle (12oz). Pours a perfect hazy golden orange. Citrus and pine delicious aroma. Could also be called palate cleanser, I do love this bottle of hoppy happy bitterness!

3.8
Plovmand (8534) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours clear deep golden with a medium steady off white head. The aroma is sweet hopp fruity, grape fruit, resin, llight spruce and peaches. Highly hoppy flavour. Bitter and citrussy. Resin, spruce and grass. Loads of hops in this monster.

3.7
seymour (2076) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Thanks Carter! Tasted from a cool 12oz bottle into snifter. It poured a clear, deep reddish amber color with full, creamy off-white head, somewhat short-lived but with a little lace. Intense hop aroma of course: mostly American-style grapefruit and pine resin, but some earthy/flowery English aspects as well. The hops combined with the elevated alcohol to create a strong perfume. Crazy bitter flavor, but not exactly mouth-puckering, thanks to the rich malt sweetness. Medium-heavy body, high carbonation, "chewy" mouthfeel. Well-crafted for sure, no real flaws. A winner in the double IPA category--but almost too over-the-top for me to love--I prefer more balanced, less aggressive brews. I still enjoyed the sipping experience, in much the same way as a fine single-malt Scotch.

4.1
gregwilsonstl (2578) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Very thick head. Quite bitter but not over powering. Hide alcohol well. Citrus. Thick lacing. Thanks Seymour.

4
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2012
This beer is insane. The hops live up to the name and wrecked my taste buds. Need to be in the mood for this one but if craving an intense hop experience this lives up to the test.

3.5
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Insanely bitter double here. Some malty at the beginning of the taste then gets abrasively bitter so to wreck your palate.

4.1
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Pours an orange-amber with a frothy beige head and sticky lace. The nose is a huge punch of grapefruit and blood orange with just enough caramel malt in the background to realize I’m not just smelling hop cones. Medium to full-bodied with a solid, tongue-squeezing bitterness. The flavor follows the nose and the name with a huge slap of critic, resinous hops that linger as though I’m sucking on hop pellets. There’s enough malt backing to keep it from becoming puckeringly bitter, but don’t even think about including this beer in a flight or tasting session, unless you place it dead last in the session. If you don’t, you won’t be able to taste any of the other beers after this one. While a hop head’s delight, this is one over-the-top beer. I must try pairing this with Thai-hot take out. That’s pretty much the only thing I can think of that could stand up to this beer.

4
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pours a dark golden color with minimal head. Nice and hoppy with grapefruit/floral notes and a lingering bitterness. The body is lighter than some other DIPAs and the alcohol is rather subdued considering the 9.5% ABV. A very nice DIPA.


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