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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Green Flash Palate WreckerGreen Flash Palate Wrecker

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,265 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3,265
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 126
Gots: 248 | 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)
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Reviews by krustster:
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krustster

Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first time blasting this one. I've had a chance before and sort of chickened out, based more on the name than anything. But it's been a few months and I've gotten a taste for extreme hops, so let's give it a shot.

Appearance: Dark, reddish gold. Giant head that was very slow to form. I poured this right out of the fridge which typically reduces head, and for a few seconds there was nothing but eventually the foam rose up to its full height. Very sticky appearance. I poured it too fast and the bubbles rose past the top of the glass but never overflowed. Must be a lot of hops (duh)!

Smell: lots of hops (duh again). Big West Coast attributes of citrus and pine or whatever. Lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, all of the hottest fruits are somewhat identifiable in here. It really reminds me of a stronger Lagunitas Sucks. Deliciously fragrant.

Taste: intense, but actually not as intense or flavorful as the nose implies. They added a lot of bready malts to balance the hops and I think it may have actually been too much. It balances out the (very powerful) bitterness, but the sweeter malts take over somewhat from the super fruity hops. Still quite good, but a very odd beast in terms of balance. The citrus hops pop out more as it warms, but the finish is still all malt. Bitterness is high, not unpleasant, just kind of odd with how the flavors are balanced.

Mouthfeel: sticky as all hell, likely due to the mass amounts of hops. Medium to heavy body from huge malts. Just about right for a big DIPA.

Overall: A confusing beer. Enjoyable to drink, way more enjoyable to smell, but in the end it left me wondering why they added so much malt to balance out a beer that is advertised as a "palate wrecker". I'm glad I tried it but at this price I likely won't have it again. Still very tasty, just didn't live up to its full potential as I see it.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 02:36:34 | More by krustster
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Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,265 ratings.