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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Palate WreckerGreen Flash Palate Wrecker

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3,217 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,217
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 122
Gots: 234 | 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 ThickNStout:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Whatsarezaf (thanks for the extra!). Served in a Sweetwater snifter. No bottling date noticed. 

Pours clear amber with 2 fingers of frothy cream head that quickly dissapates. Nice consistant lacing. 

Smells of big piney and citrusy hops. A faint sweetness behind those pleasant hops. 

As the nose foretold, the taste is powerful resiny pine and citrus hops. Orange, mango, tree sap and pepper. Good and bitter. I can tell there is a bit of sweet malt backing but the hops dominate. There is a touch of booze bite but not you might expect from a beer pushing 10% abv. 

Medium light feel with a pleasing slight carbonated zing that makes the sticky bitter aftertaste tingle on the tongue. Not what I typically look for but really well done in this brew. 

Another impressive offering from Green Flash. I'd really like to see them in GA (for now I have to trade or pick them up on my semi-regular trips to Asheville). Palate Wrecker is no misnomer- in my opinion this sticks on the tongue with a bitter potency that Stone's Ruination never quite achieves. Worth a try if you want a seriously bitter hop-forward DIPA without the typically biscuity malts. Thanks again for the great surprise, Reza!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 03:49:33 | More by ThickNStout
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good beer. Like the hoppiness and smooth drinkable nature of the beer. Definitely a spot on west coast ipa. Color is nice, smell is great! The hops scent is perfect! Nice bitterness when it hits the palate by not overbearing at all. Defnielty a great example of what a west coast ipa should taste like.

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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.

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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.

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Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,217 ratings.