Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Budinetz:
2.84/5 rDev -31.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Stella Artois glass (yea I know...it was all I had clean that wasn't a pint glass)
A- Pours a light amber color with about an inch and a half of white foamy head. Beautiful, abstract, lacing is visible throughout the glass as well.
S- Very piney and super astringent. Hints of urine/ammonia...what?
T- Very sharp flavor on the front AND back end of things. It does hat it's named after and that is Wreck your Palate. My taste buds are shot at this point and it's due to the very sharp, astringent flavor of the west coast hops used and the process taken in the boil for this beer.
M- Carbonation is characteristic of the style and the bitterness puckers my mouth. There is a slight sweetness on the finish.
O- Overall an interesting brew. You've got the astringency of a serious India Pale Ale style along with the biscuity malt of an Oktoberfest style. Lots I flavor goin on! It doesn't mask the ABV however. Some alcoholic presence is detected on the nose and on the palate...
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2013 09:14:35 | More by Budinetz
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I have eyeballed this beer for a while. I have waited for it to go on sale just to entice me, it took some time but a store finally did discount it. My primary worry about the rating of this one is that it may have sat too long and may be past it prime. It was alright, not my favorite, but very nice aroma will have to say.
I can see where the name is derived it does have a strong bitterness that would be best consumed with something strong enough to hold up to it like a Thai or spicy Cajun dish.
Appearance: nice golden hue with a tinge of red to make it more bronze. Solid for the style.
Smell: Strong floral, fruity, piney hop resin.
Taste: Bitter, it may have been better consumed on a fresher note and I will give this one another chance. I think it has more potential than this particular one allows. I can see where the name comes from it has a potent alcohol taste, but It also has that strong hop/grapefruit rind bitterness to distract the palate for a while after consuming it.
Overall: This would be a good spicy food beer. Drink with something that can hold up to the hops. Spicy Thai food, hot wings, Mexican, or Creole. Not a bad beer, but not my favorite. As far as San Diego area beers go I still prefer Stone.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 05:18:20 | More by humuloner22
4.36/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours a hazy copper hue with two fingers of foamy off-white head.
Smell - Citrus hops, pine resin, grapefruit peel, caramel malts, tropical fruit (passionfruit-esque).
Taste - Strong bitter hops with bitterness of hops, pine resin, and grapefruit rind. Caramel and tropical fruit flavours chime in and the aftertaste leaves you with tasty pine resin and grapefruit rind goodness.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall - The brew is oh so true to the name (hallelujah) and true to the style. Strong bitterness that sticks to the palate throughout the sip. Hopheads will be happy with this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 04:35:09 | More by leaddog
United Kingdom (England)
4.7/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
On tap at the Churchill pub in Victoria. Nonic Pint glass
Appearance : Quite a hazy gold/amber but a lot of that was a chill haze; it did start to clear as it warmed up
Smell : Pine, lemon peel, dank and a little biscuity malt thrown in. You can tell this beer is gonna be huge.
Taste : More pine, dank hops. An absolute hurricane of bitterness, it really hits you in waves and because of the way this beer is brewed (mashing and sparging with hopped wort) it has a very complex and intense hop character. Just doesn't fade, lots of hop resins lingering on the palate and far too easy to drink for 9.5% but just awesome.
Mouthfeel : Big and full, lots of body and a really dry bitter finish that just leaves you wanting another sip. Bit of a boozy sweetness on the back end.
Overall : Killer beer, just a massive imperial IPA and for anyone that likes big, crazy double/imperial IPAs this is a must try.
Serving type: on-tap
07-10-2014 19:00:48 | More by SamJory
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,202 ratings.