Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BearslikeBeers:
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a cloudy deep gold/orange color (with a certain 'brightness' to it I find in well hopped beers) with a small head that laces nicely down the glass. I was very excited to try it as Green Flash West Coast IPA is one of my favorites.
The smell is very nice, hoppy, fruity kinda like west coast but stronger.
Once it hits your lips.... the flavor is ridiculous, so many layers of hops swimming around in here. It is resinous, and the strongest citrus flavor identifiable is grapefruit. There is a strong pine character and you barely notice the malt body, (but it is there, for me in a good DIPA you almost don't notice the malt except for when it is missing). The finish is strongly bitter and floral.
The mouthfeel is good, carbonated strongly and bitter, very similar mouth feel to their other IPAs.
I recommend this beer to anyone that gets a kick out of really hoppy beers, but note: unlike some DIPAs I've had it isn't hopped just for the sake of hops, the bouquet and different hops really bring out a great flavor that goes past the assaulting bitterness. The company says it is made with hopped wort... but all IPAs are made with hopped wort so I'm not sure why they advertised that in this particular beer? Also the 12 oz was under half the price of the 22 oz, so not sure what the incentive would be to buy the 22 oz... (maybe they weren't expecting the liquor store to sell the 12s as singles). And at 9.5% one of these just left me in a nice fuzzy place.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 00:57:05 | More by BearslikeBeers
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Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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