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RATINGS: 1259   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
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Crazy shaped, 12oz "Green Flash" bottle. Pours clear, amber color, tall white fizz. Aroma of hops. Loads of florals, citrus, some spruce. Earthy resin scent with some grass. Soft on the palate. Creamy texture. A large amount of hop oils coat the tongue, gentle resin of hops flavor. I can see how delicately layered the hop additions were done while making this beer. Hopefully all of these hops that were used will aid in putting me to sleep tonight, hops have a calming effect on me. All layered on a simple yet hearty malt backbone. (3369)

3.7
Gramoit (490) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
Pours amber colour, fluffy thick head. Loads of citrus hops in the aroma. Taste is intense with fruity hops and bitterness. Very good DIPA!

3.2
ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
Thanks J for bringing this! Pours a slightly hazy amber color with tight off white head. Nose is a deep malt backbone, caramel with tart fruity hops. Big blend of malt and piney hops in this one...the malt sweetness hit first then tart fruity hops. Medium at least in body nicely carbonated. A thick amped up DIPA a touch malty sweet for me but pretty nice.

3.9
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Draft at mad Mex wg. Pours a straw yellow with no head. Big citrus and pine nose. Flavor is very bitter. Does what it advertises. Alcohol warmth slightly affects the body, leaving it a little thin.

3.7
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Draft. Clear gold white head. Sharp hop aroma, bitter taste that coats the mouth. Nice strong iPa

3.8
Habanero (4680) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2012
Bottled. Pours clear and deep golden with a small off-white head, fair lacing. Nose of grapefruity, pine and peach. Sweet flavor with citrus fruis, peach, resin and caramel notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. Ends up dry and decent bitter. An exceptional IPA.

4
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2012
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, citrus, caramel, light peach. Flaovour of herbs, pine, flowers, caramel, grape, light tropical fruits. Medium to full bodied. Ends herbally bitter (Medium to strong). Quite well balanced. Nice one.

3.7
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.

3.9
gam (3930) - 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

4.4
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 lol’ed 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.


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