Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rringler:
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Clear, light copper pour with about a half finger of white, fine bubbles. No real observable particulates in suspension, just tiny little rising bubbles. Medium to medium- lacing.
S: Good malts, with foreshadowing hops. More floral/earthy than spicy.
T: Hop-heaven. Lots of IPAs open up with malts first, but this beer immediately sets the tone with some hop bitterness. When the malty flavor gets to shine, it has a bit more biscuit and caramel flavor than some other IPAs, which I enjoy. After the malt comes a nice strong round of hops. As they smell, they're more floral/earthy than spicy. I wish I knew what these hops were. There is a bit of boozy dryness to this beer that I'd prefer to avoid, but eh, it's 9.5% abv; what can you do.
M: Medium to Medium+ body; a bit thicker and stickier than others. Carbonation is great.
O: Awesome west-coast IPA. This is probably Green Flash's answer to Stone's Arrogant Bastard, but it's well executed, and once your tongue adapts to west-coast IPAs, it's an amazing drink.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2013 02:16:08 | More by rringler
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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.
93 out of 100 based on 3,194 ratings.