1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Green Flash Palate WreckerGreen Flash Palate Wrecker

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,269 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3,269
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 127
Gots: 249 | FT: 4
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 3,269 | Reviews: 653 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by falloutsnow:
Photo of falloutsnow
falloutsnow

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE
No bottled on date
Poured into a tulip glass

Green Flash's Palate Wrecker lives up to its name, with a long-lingering aggressive bitterness that emphasizes just how many hops were used in the making of the beer. Despite the intense hoppiness, the recipe makes use of a few dashes of malt flavor, to add interest and a minor nod towards balance. Add that in to a carefully calculated mouthfeel to extend time the hops sit on your palate, and you have one of my favored DIPAs at the moment. It's a DIPA that truly shows the power of hops, generally eschews balance, and still have everything work out in the end.

Pours a 2.5cm, full head of fairly dense, small bubbles that gradually recedes to a thin cap atop the beer throughout the session. Leaves some modest lacing as it descends, good, but nothing amazing. Body is a golden orange color, with orange-yellow highlights becoming more prominent as beer is held to light. Carbonation streams are visible in this transparent (filtered) beer.

Aroma of slight malt sweetness dominated by heavy, fruity hops that are a bit grapefruit and mango-like. Not getting much in the way of pine resin scent, unlike others, apparently. Like most DIPAs, there is a faint iced-tea aroma for me.

Taste opens with malt sweetness and some bright fruit flavors, such as mango and peach. Bitterness and grapefruit flavor quickly creeps in afterwards, dominating the taste buds. Mild caramel-like malt flavors appear in the latter half of tasting the more this warms, with slight ethanol traces. The aftertaste is powerfully strong, the flavor like I had chewed on a grapefruit and its rind for a while.

Body is medium to medium-heavy, with moderate carbonation to accentuate the thickness and lengthen the full-on hop effect on the palate. Mouthfeel is generally smooth, with little foaming action or carbonation crispness. Finish is expectedly dry, from hops and sugars from the huge malt bill.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 03:52:15 | More by falloutsnow
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jdotswizz
Jdotswizz

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-30-2014 17:35:17 | More by Jdotswizz
Photo of zbuchanan
zbuchanan

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-30-2014 16:07:43 | More by zbuchanan
Photo of Powderhornphil
Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2014 12:43:20 | More by Powderhornphil
Photo of Jonnyb12
Jonnyb12

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-29-2014 03:51:59 | More by Jonnyb12
Photo of nkelley77
nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-28-2014 21:16:16 | More by nkelley77
Photo of Mbaumeister
Mbaumeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2014 14:21:27 | More by Mbaumeister
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2014 14:16:51 | More by wrightst
Photo of ChuckTheMilkMan
ChuckTheMilkMan

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-27-2014 05:56:46 | More by ChuckTheMilkMan
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2014 01:42:47 | More by DrBier
Photo of SoxFan
SoxFan

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-26-2014 20:24:12 | More by SoxFan
Photo of martianpee
martianpee


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-26-2014 20:22:16 | More by martianpee
Photo of SBoeckman72
SBoeckman72

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-26-2014 06:57:18 | More by SBoeckman72
Photo of Thereformedtheo
Thereformedtheo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-25-2014 18:46:59 | More by Thereformedtheo
Photo of Ddilo
Ddilo

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 18:40:38 | More by Ddilo
Photo of Draesith
Draesith

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-25-2014 17:34:15 | More by Draesith
Photo of Tyecko
Tyecko

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2014 16:29:37 | More by Tyecko
Photo of jdaddy
jdaddy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 16:11:40 | More by jdaddy
Photo of Idrankitall
Idrankitall

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2014 06:31:42 | More by Idrankitall
Photo of 4runnerdavid
4runnerdavid

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 03:38:09 | More by 4runnerdavid
Photo of fleurdelou
fleurdelou

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-24-2014 20:59:32 | More by fleurdelou
Photo of griffey123
griffey123

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-24-2014 03:09:25 | More by griffey123
Photo of PTBrown
PTBrown


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-23-2014 22:45:47 | More by PTBrown
Photo of Chuffbomb
Chuffbomb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2014 13:40:16 | More by Chuffbomb
Photo of JMC_TM
JMC_TM

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2014 05:31:21 | More by JMC_TM
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,269 ratings.