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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 4, 2012
On tap at Champs. Orange/gold with thin white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit with a little dank. Flavor is bitter grapefruit with hints of mango and a long finish. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Amber-orange color with a fairly thick off-white head forming on top. A thin layer lasts, allowing for some spotty lacing to slide along the side of the glass before collecting around the edges. The aroma is pungent for sure, offering big whiffs of grapefruit, mango, and pine resin. Once that subsides theres evidence of a heavy caramel malt bill. As expected, this is quite hoppy and bitter, intensifying in a dry finish. The bitterness lasts long after the sip is finished. Lots of pine resin and grapefruit with grassy notes. Perhaps even some chalk. As the aroma suggests, there is a lot of caramel malt here too, which also lingers. Its syrupy and kind of sticky on the palate. The name is fitting, although its not so massive that its too hard to consume. Not refreshing either though. This just seems a bit extreme to me, especially the malt, which is sticky and thick in the body. But I can see why its there. Good beer but more isnt always better and I wouldnt mind if this were a bit cleaner and toned down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Nice amber with a cream head. Super dank, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Great palate, sticky, grapefruit, awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2012
On tap at Ventis South. Bitter, dry and more bitter. Lots of pine mixed with some grapefruit and a completely dominated malty sweetness in the background. Finish lingers close to forever. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2012
hops everywhere. aroma is musty pine and grass and tree sap and some tropical fruit. flavor is thick with hop but not really unbalanced with a nice mellow sweetness. finish is just bitter hop. its good but i dunno, waste of hops maybe, at some point it gets musty, almost cheesy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goosegossage12 (36) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Super rich and strong. Meant to drink slow and enjoy. It lives up to its name and truly wrecks your palate after drinking it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (5749) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance is a hazy copper color with a thick, sticky head of white foam. Aroma is a somewhat pungent, grassy, bitter, earthy aroma with a sweet backbone of bread and white cake. Taste isnt quite as over the top bitter as a person would suspect out of 149 IBU. Its actually kind of sweet. Dont get me wrong, bitterness is still the dominant taste, but the sweetness still finds a way to battle through the hop madness. Pretty nicely balanced. In the finish I get a dry, resinous taste. Bitterness lingers a long while. The biggest problem I have with this beer is the price. $5.50 for a 12 ounce bottle is tad steep. Glad I got to try it, but if you get the chance, pick up a 4-pack rather than a single bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Clear golden amber with a big fluffy white head, excellent lacing, excellent retention... Some big aromas of stone fruits citrus and pine... A little too piney flavored for my liking, but some nice stone fruit finishes the beer and lingers, a little toasty a little sweet, seems a little green, decent carbonation medium full bodied...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Amber pour with an offf-white head. aroma is fruity hops .Taste is creamy, fruity hops, a little bitterness. Nice hop aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - MAY 2, 2012
Poured amber with little head. Massive hop aroma, extremely hoppy taste. Centennial hops very prominent. High alcohol and centennial hops make it reminiscent of Dales Pale Ale but not as dry.


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