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RATINGS: 1225   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours amber orange, white head that dissipates. Nice hop aroma, taste is harshly bitter. Hoppy finish, could use some balancing.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (868) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Sample at the Pittsburgh Winter Beer Fest. Pours a clear orange amber with a foamy white head. Strong hoppy aroma. Very bitter and a little harsh. Not as good as I expected

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1697) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 20, 2017
No surprise here, Palate Wrecker is packed with tons of American hops. Orange pour. Its piney, dank, resinous, and bitter. In terms of bitterness, Palate Wrecker may not be the most aggressive beer Ive ever had, but it fits comfortably in the top 5. Impressively, the feel is bright and crisp rather than being brisk and punishing. Its not really hyperbolic to call this a wrecker for you palate. I certainly would not recommend trying to do an in-depth tasting of another beer after this. You might even want to hold off on brushing your teeth for a few hours since Palate Wrecker will undoubtedly strip off a few layers of enamel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4635) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2016
12 oz. bottle poured into a glass snifter (from June 2012 notes). A: Pours a dark copper color with a slight yeast haze; likewise, the bottom of the bottle remains coated with a thin layer of sediment. The brew is topped with a one finger off-white that has limited retention, but it leaves lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma: Very hop-forward, with suggestions of grapefruit rind, orange juice, and grapefruit juice; rather earthy and floral too. The rich and complex aromas of multiple hop varieties largely mask even the alcohol esters. T: Some sweetness is there but this is very much a bitter brew, and the bitterness seems to build with repeated tasting. There is less citrus here than in the nose. M: Full body; Medium+ carbonation; a bit harsh and acidic, presumably from the high hop load and ABV. O: As warned, this strongly flavored beer assaults the senses and leaves a long-lasting bitter aftertaste with hints of grapefruit and pine. Quite bitter even among DIPAs. A less balanced alternative to brews like Hopslam, Stone Ruination or Hop Stoopid, all of which I definitely prefer to this strong and challenging beverage.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one huge bitter hoppy bastard.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Johnjohn13 (1) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2016 does not count
Very bitter, taste like liquor, not an enjoyable brew. Too much hops is too much hops. If thats what a 99 is to most of you you probably have dead taste buds or are just interested in getting shitfaced. Tone it down boys. For $9.00 a 22oz, I can fun better SD beers for $6.99. Ill be giving you a run for your money soon green flash. Peace

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
puren (893) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Prezentacja:
wylatuje z butelki, zmętnione, bursztynowe, piana obfita, osiada jako kołnierz, ktry zostaje na szkle, potem już słabo je zdobi;
Aromat:
wyraźny słodki - klementynka, rumianek, landrynka, toffi, dobry mid, herbata lipowa;
Odczucie:
ciało wysokie ku średniemu, puszyste, gładkie, średnio nasycone, finisz goryczkowy;
Smak:
najpierw uderza ogromna goryczka trawiasto-alkoholowa, potem do głosu dochodzi owocowa i kwiatowa słodycz, a po odejściu znowu czuć zbyt zalegającą goryczkę;
Oglnie:
świetny aromat, bardzo przyjemne odczucie, goryczka psuje smak, ale oglnie niezłe piwo.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (2003) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Its a wrecker alright - tons of hops in this beer, citrus (grapefruit, orange, lime), pine and tropical fruits. Very refreshing and very bitter from start to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewhemia (283) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
I love beers with lots of everything and this is really one of those. Great hoppy bitterness and lots of malty sweetness and the perfect amount of sourness. Gooood stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uckelman (728) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Pours opaque apricot. Off-white head with fine bubbles. Full, oily body. Dry finish. Very, very long bitter aftertaste, with suggestions of nuts and bread. Oddly doesnt have much aroma.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Another feat GF beer. Way better than Nelson even though hoppier and more bitter. Just seemed so fresh and green hops and pine. The fresh hops eliminated any type of astringency like the Nelson.


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