Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MacQ32:
4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a nice slightly cloudy copper/orange color with a nice full white fluffy head. Decent retention, excellent lacing.
S - Lots of sweet citrus hops, some caramel malts for sure, some lighter sweeter fruit as well. Smells juicy and inviting.
T - It lives up to the name, I've eaten hops (or a hop, several times) before (who wouldnt?) and this is as close to that feeling/taste ive ever experienced in a beer. Dry bitter and overpowering. Maybe a little fruity sweetness at the back end but its pretty hard to tell, it wrecked my palate. I'm going to let this warm up for about 20 minutes and see if I can pick up more of the fruity/citrusy flavors...
Significantly better/more balanced (a ton). Still nice and hoppy but im getting sweet fruits up front, a bitter burst and then a lot of nice lingering citrusy/bitter flavors. Malts not really there on this one. When drank super cold, I'd say 3.25 just too unbalanced, but at ~50-55 severely improved.
M - Medium bodied, now that its warmed up a bit I wouldnt call it a session but not a sipper either. Perfect for a 2 an hour type pace as long as you let it warm up a wee bit.
O - Very very nice aggressive west coast ipa, discovered green flash about a week ago when they started distributing down here and they are now probably a personal top 5-10 brewery for me. love it.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2012 00:31:07 | More by MacQ32
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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.
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