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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,355 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,355
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 141
Gots: 274 | 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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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +16.1%

Pours glowing peach with a dense, pillowy white head that lasts forever. Enormous patches of laces stick to the glass on the way down. Hops fill the air when I pop the cap of the beer, huge citrus and orange hop flavors and some pine and cookie dough in the background. The taste is immensely hoppy with an immediate mouthcoating intense bitterness that pervades the whole glass. Grapefruit and lemon notes mix with a resinous pine bitterness. The timid malt profile is doughy and light. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a sparse carbonation - intense hop resin mouthcoating makes for a lot of numbing. The finish is infinitely long and bitter. Delicious. Alcohol isn't prominent for the strenghth and is only complimentary to the bitterness attack.

This is one of my favorite DIPAs ever. Super hoppy and also very multi-faceted. I will say it will probably put off anyone who isn't into hops, it's pretty intense. Still one of the best. Green Flash rocks.

05-29-2013 02:31:35 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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elNopalero

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +16.1%

This is a beast of a beer. DIPAinsanity!

Pours a vibrant orange-golden color with thin foaming. The aroma is sticky sweet, with an intense resiny grapefruit oil character. And wait—is that a hint of apricot? Tangerines? Yum!

The bitterness decimates your palate, as promised, but its assertive in a way that makes you keep coming back for more. Are you in an abusive relationship with the hops? There is help out there! The flavor is intensely bitters, citrus (tangerines again), dried apricot and pine essence, with a dry sticky finish and just enough heft to coat your mouth and leave you eager for another sip. Wreck it!

02-26-2013 07:19:22 | More by elNopalero
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tubeboy

Maryland

4.83/5  rDev +16.1%

Pours a semi clear amber with a about 1.5 fingers of light tan head that leave a thin lacing with each sip. I smell citrus and hops that are more like pine than grass. This beer tastes great in the mouth and then it smacks you with the hops. This is not for amateur beer palates. Excellent mouthfeel for an IPA. I really love Green Flash West Coast IPA and Double Stout as as go to beers, but I will most definitely buy this for my next beer tasting.

05-26-2012 21:11:33 | More by tubeboy
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HomeBrewJake

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +16.1%

Appearance - One finger of white head. Bright beautiful deep clear orange in color. Not a whole lot of lacing

Smell - Pine, pine and more pine. Some citrus and lemon zest in there as well.

Taste - Piney with some citrus peel and then a solid lasting pine aftertaste.

Feel - Fairly carbonated, but it coats the inside of your mouth with a piney sticky film. You can taste it from the tip of your tongue to the back of your throat. Incredible.

Overall - Got lucky and got to try it on tap, but I'm definitely going to try to grab a few bottles of it too. Amazing!

02-03-2013 19:07:11 | More by HomeBrewJake
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timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +16.1%

Had this one on tap at St. Augistine's in Vancouver, BC. What a delicious punch to the face this is...make sure it's the last one you have though, as it is so strong you won't remember much else you had previous. The name really indicates what the beer is all about.

Delicious, and for any IPA or DIPA fan, you simply must check it out. It's like Green Flash's original IPA but twice as strong and twice as delicious.

05-13-2012 02:07:20 | More by timtwoface
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JG-90

New Jersey

4.81/5  rDev +15.6%

Pours a large light beige head that becomes rocky as it recedes. Head has good retention and leaves heavy lacing. Beer is a copper/orange/golden color. Smells of citrus, most noticably grapefruit and orange, but also with a bit of lemon. Also smells very resiny with a bit of pine. Just a hint of caramel malt.

Taste starts with hop resin, moves on to pine, ends with piney, grapefruit and orange. Has a sticky, resiny, piney, slightly caramel malty finish. Mouthfeel is just less than heavy with moderate carbonation, a little creamy/bready. I love this beer, the great hop flavors along with just the right (but very small) amount of malt. Also, some hops bombs have an oppressive aftertaste, this one does not at all.

06-13-2013 21:53:24 | More by JG-90
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QueerBeer

Colorado

4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

Second time having this, but the first time was pre-reviewing. Pour is a beautiful translucent amber with nice white foam and beautiful sticky lacing. Taking a whiff gets you a noseful of piney, floral, hoppy goodness. And the flavor is like everything good about hops just exploded in your mouth. So delightful. And super easy drinking; at 9.5% I got buzzed in a hurry. I love this beer.

05-19-2014 16:37:49 | More by QueerBeer
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cmp26

California

4.79/5  rDev +15.1%

this is a great beer its a little spendy but worth it.i poured 2 in to my 32oz mug and after finishing had a nice buzz and was ready for bed after the 4th. this is a really strong hoppy beer with a creamy head aromatic head.i wish they would make it in six packs 4 beers is enough but your always left with that feeling of wanting more. i highly recomend trying this delicious brew

04-02-2013 04:16:10 | More by cmp26
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Shooter1960

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%

Great beer. Poured a dark copper orange into a 16 ounce pint style glass. The smell was not overly distinctive but you could smell some of the hops. The taste was very strong complex hop flavors. Left good lacing on the glass. There was not any lingering after taste. Had four on tap and subsequently bought two in bottles. The bottles paled by comparison but the draft was a top quality IPA. Stumbled on this beer when my local favorite beer place switched out the WEST Coast IPA with this one day. Discovered the ABV after the fourth beer.

06-28-2013 19:47:50 | More by Shooter1960
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%

Wow well when I swirl it around in the glass I get a huge smell of tangerines, clementines, grapefruit and pine smells. You get hit with a hoppy sweetness that quickly changes into a spicy tingly orange peel bitterness and ending with a citric bite that stays in the aftertaste and back of your tongue for a while. Even after you haven't taken a sip for a while it still tastes like you took a sip not so long ago. Its really bitter.

I heard they used the ipa wort and brewed it in with this ipa or something like that and its literally a double ipa. Its really fruity and citrusy tasting and can get some candy like fruit flavors that are very enjoyable before it turns over into the massive and growing bitterness.

The malt is there with a slight bready sweetness but the sweetness gets over taken by the hop flavors. You can tell its a big beer too a bit of alcohol burn on this one. Im also noticing it leaving a very dry parched aftertaste. Its really intense after a while and truly is a palate wrecker.

04-23-2012 03:28:35 | More by thebrood1987
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%

Bronze with an off-white head, bit of retention, some lace.

Huge aroma of pine, grapefruit rind, dried mango, candied pineapple and sponge toffee.

Assertive bitterness, piny resin, grapefruit rind, mango, papaya, sponge toffee, hint of biscuit, some alcohol warmth but it's surprisingly clouded by the plethora of flavour.

Perfect attenuation. It has a crisp, dry finish without any alcohol burn. Plenty of hop acidity.

Overall, a really great brew. Definitely among the best of the DIPA's.

I really need to try this back-to-back with a Pliny the Elder.

06-16-2012 22:10:19 | More by Derek
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Somebody_Else

California

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%

Why I love this beer:

I love how the beer slowly changes character as you drink it and it starts warming slightly. How it goes from a crisp, almost unbalanced hoppiness only to evolve into a delicious biscuity presence toward the end. And how I can continue to recycle the sticky hops flavor from tongue to nose long after the liquid has been swallowed. I have fallen in love with this beer. Most definitely on my top 5 list.

Thank you, Green Flash!
___

Amendment:
I like this beer better than just about anything. I really Really REALLY like this beer. That is all.

05-25-2013 00:32:47 | More by Somebody_Else
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Auraan

Arizona

4.76/5  rDev +14.4%

Poured a transparent, deep amber with a one finger off white head. It looked quite nice. Scents of citrus, lemon, and grapefruit. Very appealing aromas. Flavor is almost entirely bitter grapefruit pith, grapefruit rind, a tiny hint of grapefruit and a bit of pine. Very little malt character, very much a hop forward beer. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, with low carbonation. The beer hid it's alcohol content quite well. An excellent hop forward beer, pure citrus and bitterness, probably one of the best west coast DIPAs I've tasted.

04-21-2013 09:11:45 | More by Auraan
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oskinker

Maryland

4.76/5  rDev +14.4%

06-17-2014 09:53:33 | More by oskinker
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withliterature

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-13-2013 14:45:42 | More by withliterature
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BenTherHppedThat

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-30-2012 11:02:37 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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lionnusmb

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-14-2013 23:36:39 | More by lionnusmb
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-27-2014 02:03:11 | More by KolbMarley
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Bullfrogchef

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-17-2013 02:13:33 | More by Bullfrogchef
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-29-2012 04:01:04 | More by richkrull
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-16-2012 02:32:17 | More by imbuckeye
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-27-2012 02:55:51 | More by whatname
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Lucho

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-28-2012 01:53:10 | More by Lucho
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SamuelR

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-06-2014 04:25:11 | More by SamuelR
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WestCoastFan

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-28-2013 19:53:20 | More by WestCoastFan
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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