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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2012
22oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Bought a week ago and was just delivered so i know this bottle is fresh. Aroma: malt, floral hops, citrus, peaches, oranges, smells incredible but was expecting a more pungent aroma. Appearance: copper color with a half finger layer of yellowish head that faded slowly. hardly any bubbles rising. Not hazy once it settles. Taste: medium sweet, and mild bitter Palate: Aftertaste is medium sour and gets more bitter as it lingers. heavy sour after the sweet and bitter have faded. lots of grapefruit flavor here. Finish is quite long. I was expecting this to be alot more bitter but there is a strong malt backbone. A bit of heat is detectable but not much. Carbonation is average. Overall: I dont think I will buy this again. It wasnt what i was expecting but actually more drinkable that I was planning it to be. I prefer my DIPAs to lean more towards peaches/oranges versus grapefruit flavors. Definetly lots of flavor here just wasnt my preference. The sourness in the aftertaste is really strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
Great appearance with little carbonation. Taste is really dry and hopped up. Its a bitter hop rather than the citrus fruit hop. Its nice but I prefer citrus hops. Great beer regardless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (4061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
This is something. Green Flash aim squarely at the IIPA bullseye and pretty much nail it. This is a crystal clear golden orange color w/ a large and fairly long lasting head of mixed medium and large bubbles. Nose is big and piny and the hoppy flavor is thick and layered. This is a medium bodied beer but w/ firm carbonation it drinks a bit lighter than its 9.5% ABV--and this is despite a touch of alcohol burn. If you are a fan of the style, definitely check this one out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
12 oz bottle...from Antioch Liquors. Pours a rich orange color...tan head. Pine laden hoppy hoppy nose..wonderfully bitter taste and aftertaste...delightful.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle Aroma Yes hoppy piney esters color, nice amber hue, small head frim, alot of lacing taste Wow this bomb delivers!, front strong flora hops!, middle bitter hops, and a super bitter grapefruit ending! overall, Awesome Best IPA Ive had this year, onlt Devil Dancer may beat it, but totaly awesome a Dream come true!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep red color with quite a bit of haze. There is a huge, two finger thick head of light tan foam. Nice lacing left behind. The nose has a good dose of pineapple, pine, and grapefruit. All hops. The flavor is aggressive bitterness from start to finish, in true west coast style. Lots of pine with subtle tropicals and grapefruit rind leads to a very long almost aspirin like finish. The start is great but the finish is just too bitter for my taste. Medium bodied with softer carbonation. Definitely a big brew and dont expect any help from the malt side. This is hop juice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (882) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color. Aroma of pineapple, pine, mango, peach, caramel. Flavor is pine, grass, pineapple, mango, caramel. Very bitter and simply fantastic!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2456) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
Tap at KC Flying Saucer on April 24, 2012. Translucent yellow orange pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was citrus hops and taste was similar, grapefruity. Medium bodied, smooth, but a funky bitter finish. Expected more from this.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1870) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2012
Purchased at Armanettis in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Tuesday night having to do some work from home. 900th rating too! Appearance is a rather clear dark red amber with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is equal parts grassy hops with bready malts, also a bit of citrus and caramel, smells rich without being dominant. Taste is definitely a palate wrecker. Pretty thick, definitely bitter but also rich in a thick hay/bread malt. Very chewy stuff. Its pretty damn good, happy to have had for #900!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9685) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a crystal clear deep amber color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma has earthy and resiny hops with some more mild citrus and a hint of caramel malt. The flavor is a decent amount of bitterness up front emphasizing the earthy and resiny hops. Some toasted bread with a splash of caramel serves as a base. The finish has a lasting bitterness. Medium bodied. I want to try this on tap while it is around.


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