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RATINGS: 1223   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
The beer pours a hazy, orangey, copper color with a full, white, creamy head which settles to a rocky layer and leaves drippy lace. The nose is decisively bitter with lots of resins and pine all over, white grapefruit, herbal and spicy, and rustic notes. The flavor is extremely bitter, the most bitter beer I have had to date, still pine and rustic, resin all over, pink grapefruit, light sweet caramel, and herbal bitterness. The palate is medium to full, lively, creamy, and oily. The finish is all bitter, more herbal, and lingering resin and grapefruit notes. Hop monster does not begin to describe this one with the most intense hop bitterness I have had. I always love these unbalanced hop bombs but this one was almost too much too handle, it was hard to drink more than one. It was nice to get my hop fix and so quickly but not a beer I could drink often.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Flushed with the obligatory floral notes of the style, this IPA carpet bombs the tongue with a stew of hop bitterness. Not to say its a harsh wilderness, the brew also has a smoothness that emits class and structure. Love that hazy wood color, too; I can almost count the rings in it. Fantastic offering by the artisan markspeople over at Green Flash.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Floral aroma, nice clear copper color. Head is fairly thin and little lacing present. Terrific DIPA taste. Bitter, citrusy hops with little hint of alcohol. It is really hard to tell that it is nearly 10%.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leafs93 (2206) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours orange with a white head which left great lacing. Aroma is resin, tropical fruit and pine. Taste is lots of bitters which stick around. Smooth mouth feel with an oily texture. Alcohol is insanely well hidden. Overall this is excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle. Delicious. Simply delicious. Sweet citrus hop scent with a hint of caramel. Transparent bronze pour with a foamy head and thick lacing. Medium body with a slightly sticky finish, lots of carb on the tongue. Caramel sweetness up front then a huge bitter hop hit. The only thing I didnt like about this brew was the price. $15 for a four pack is pretty steep.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle from Capones. Pours copper with a small white head that quickly dissipates. There is some sticky lacing and minor carbonation in the glass. Aroma is as floral as it gets with a ton of pine hitting you right in the face. The taste is pretty darn bitter with a nice malt balance. The palate is about as perfect as can be for a DIPA. Overall, very impressed with this brew ($5 single).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
With a name like Palate Wrecker i was expecting a bit more. A damn good strong IPA, but just slightly disappointing. Dont get me wrong, buy this beer on sight!!!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Tap. Great citrusy, flowery hop aroma. The initial taste is pleasant, though not as complex as I had hoped. The bitterness and palate wrecking really kicks in with the aftertaste. Drinking this with some food helped to mellow the astringent effect on the tongue. OK, but not great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3895) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
Tap at St Augustines Like most Green Flash products, a great looking beer. Sparkling amber, lasting beige head.Piney citrus hop nose and general profile. Great malt backbone. Big lasting citrus/bitter hop finish. Big alcohol content is well hidden. Nicely balanced, a great effort!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Backlog: bottle from carrboro beg company. Big hearty ipa. Lots of pine, grapefruit and hop resin. Far from restrained in the bitterness dept.


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