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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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93
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3,202 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,202
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 123
Gots: 231 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton's Second Anniversary

(Beer added by: seaoflament on 10-04-2008)
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Reviews by Hoptimus-Prime:
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper color , with a fluffy white head.
Aroma of hops is very powerful, with hints of grapefruit , pineapple and mango.
The taste... amazing! Hops stand up front offering a dominating bitterness , with the classic west coast IPA characteristics. The bitterness lingers on the palate.
Mouth feel is medium bodied with a crisp dry finish.
Overall, I really enjoy this beer, in fact Palate wrecker is one of my all time favorites. The only bad part is that it tastes so good that is really hard to drink them in moderation... 9.5 abv is only apparent after you've had a couple .

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 00:11:34 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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humuloner22

North Carolina

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
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

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
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TommyTheCat

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-12-2014 04:31:28 | More by TommyTheCat
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czillmer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-12-2014 04:26:43 | More by czillmer
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metsfan1

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-12-2014 04:10:12 | More by metsfan1
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-12-2014 03:25:42 | More by MikeDAdams
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Flip_Smash

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-11-2014 20:41:31 | More by Flip_Smash
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harrington_ptj

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2014 18:05:45 | More by harrington_ptj
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Cjm309105


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2014 04:00:03 | More by Cjm309105
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Fikezilla


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-11-2014 03:04:48 | More by Fikezilla
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Maverickdp

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-10-2014 20:38:37 | More by Maverickdp
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SamJory

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
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EF4

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-10-2014 18:25:09 | More by EF4
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joemetric

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-10-2014 14:45:07 | More by joemetric
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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-10-2014 13:26:20 | More by Rlhinson2104
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cdgrunde


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-09-2014 16:05:43 | More by cdgrunde
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Bushwacker393

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 15:51:59 | More by Bushwacker393
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 04:11:56 | More by ZEB89
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reefa

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 01:17:14 | More by reefa
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 01:13:20 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-08-2014 21:16:49 | More by green_plastic
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Teenzeus


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-08-2014 21:02:01 | More by Teenzeus
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ghstrp


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-08-2014 21:01:58 | More by ghstrp
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jrand2621

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-08-2014 18:10:34 | More by jrand2621
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Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,202 ratings.