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RATINGS: 1248   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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4.1
thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pour is a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is a dank piney hop and maybe a mango. Flavor is all hops. Almost no malt presence. Juicy fruit blast of fresh hops. No alcohol presence as well. This is a tasty hop bomb. Did not wreck the palate but more like pleased it.

3.9
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Drank at the Newtown Brewfest. A really good example of and Imperial IPA. A blast of citrus, mango, hop, pine and caramel. The blend is near perfect.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
preCBC tour on tap @the brewery-pours gold with a white head. Aroma is pine/some resin. Taste is pine/resin hop bite, light malt.

4.2
ttutony (952) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Huge citrus hop notes, pretty bitter on the palate. A must try for fans of the double IPA.

3.9
j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a gently hazed amber gold with a large dense white head. Big bright citrus on the nose, soft caramel and toast. Medium bodied, toast and sweet malt, long bitterness and earth. A touch sweet, but well balanced overall. Big bitterness on the finish, long malt and toast. Nice stuff.

4
Gusgus (237) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with thick off-white head. Heady aroma full of fruits and weed. Oranges, apricots, red currants, white flowers, very hoppy indeed. Medium full mouthfeel with alcohol apparent throughout the whole time, but not annoying. High carbonation and dry finish accentuates the citrus, grapefruit finish along with a marked, spicy bitterness. Great take on a strong IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2012
This poured a ruby red color with a biege head. Aroma was mainly citrus and grass, some caramel malt there too. flavor was very bitter fitting of the nam,e, some grapefruit and pine, with light balancing malt. Wish this one wasn’t so over the top bitter and was a little more balanced. would have been a lot better.

4.1
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle. Smells like a pine forest, with some hoppiness. Pours golden orange with white head. Taste is all hops & pine needles with faint citrus. Lasting finish, good stuff!

4.3
TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
This is what I am looking for! A massive hop missile aimed straight at my palatte. Massive hope aroma of pine and resin. This is an assualt that I will be glad to be subjigated to any time. Flavor is bitter with a moderately sweet finish. Absolutely a hop heads delight!!!

4
IrishBoy (4254) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bomber from Country Club Liquors. Nose is citrus, musty, and a tiny bit of ivy hopwise with a light amount of caramel backbone. Clear copper orange with a bigger lightly lacing yellow beige head. Flavor is lots of bitterness with piney-ivy note. Finishes very bitter.


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