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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,327 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,327
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 136
Gots: 267 | 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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Steamer

Missouri

4.54/5  rDev +9.1%

Pours a golden amber with a cream colored head.I can smell the hops 2 feet away - pine needles and lemon zest. Amazingly smooth; a pleasant hops bitterness settles in on the palate after a while, but there is also a distinctive grapefruit tartness - outstanding. Hardly any hint of the alcohol; surprising considering the high ABV. Leaves the mouth dry and wanting more. The name kept me from trying this one before as I'm not usually a fan of extreme hops. I'm glad I tried it because, even though it may be quite hopped up, it is exceptionally well-crafted and blended.

01-27-2014 00:58:52 | More by Steamer
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%

Green Flash Palate Wrecker has a very thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, golden-amber appearance, some ascending bubbles, and a bit of splotchy, thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of very intense grape fruit, with some sweet breadiness riding along. Taste is sweet, toffee-like, super bitter, and piney. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, and chewy, and Green Flash Palate Wrecker finishes dry, mentholated, and full. Well, it didn’t wreck my palate, but I still find it to be wonderful and delicious.

RJT

02-14-2013 15:54:50 | More by RonaldTheriot
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PhiloPsych

California

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%

I had this on cask at Pizza Port in Carlsbad yesterday and took notes. The smell is herbal, slightly spicy hops. The color is bright, clear copper in the glass with just a small bubbly head. The mouthfeel is so smooth and soft! The taste is woody and hoppy with a semi-sweet grainy malt in back. If there is such a thing as a non-sweet honey taste, I'd attribute that to this beer. It has a lovely apricot finish, too. I wish I could go back today for another round.

08-15-2011 20:34:50 | More by PhiloPsych
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%

A 4 pack picked up at Total Wine in Columbia, SC

A - A deep bronze color, with tons of head and sticky lace. Yes, this is what a DIPA should look like

S - Piny hops in your face. Very strong. Well done...

T - Hops in your face. Hops in the 1st taste, middle through, and total kick you in the rear on the aftertaste. It doesn't get much hoppier or tastier than this.

M - Very well carbonated, medium/full bodied

O - Maybe the most tasty DIPA I have ever had. Yes, a palate wrecker. Anything you drink after this one is doomed. Sick brew...

07-22-2012 05:40:38 | More by BeerDawgs
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +8.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
9.5% ABV

A - Shimmering clarity allows the beer's gorgeous deep honey golden color to shine beautifully, capped by a well-retained ivory head that splatters lace all over the snifter.

S - Green Flash is known to make some hoppy beers so I wasn't expecting to be surprised by the aroma but this beer legitimately smells like straight-up hops. I've grown hops for three years now and the aroma that comes off Palate Wrecker smells like your hands after you've spent two hours plucking the sweet little green buds from their bines; bright citrus, deep gooey resin, all the things that make a hop head rejoice! The best part about the aroma of this beer is that Green Flash knew exactly when to put the brakes on because the finish starts to get that overly hopped, dank rubbery smell.

T - Palate Wrecker's surprisingly gripping resinous aroma fades into a tropical fruit-laded bomb of caramel-coated honeydew melon, sticky mango, and freshly juiced grapefruit with a small squeeze of lemon oil and sprinkle of lemongrass on the finish!

M - Incredibly smooth for the level of IBUs one might perceive to be in this beer, Palate Wrecker has big balance from it's sweet malty base, a la 9.5% but, it goes down well and finishes with a lingering earthy dryness compliments of the bitter hops.

O - There's hoppy beers, then there's Palate Wrecker. Upon smelling the beer I immediately considered my palate destroyed but Green Flash balances this tropical hop bomb with so much sweet malt that the smooth body and bitter finish even out for a wonderfully drinkable experience!

01-14-2014 00:44:58 | More by BeerFMAndy
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ProudBeerSnob

New York

4.51/5  rDev +8.4%

Finally found this bad boy at Hegedorn's (a local indie grocery store). Poured from a 22 into a tulip glass. Nice light copper color, but head is sort of sparse.

Aroma is wonderful. Piney citrus notes as expected. Tastes good as well.

Overall, a quality brew. I will seek it out again.

05-02-2013 01:32:44 | More by ProudBeerSnob
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hoplover82

Texas

4.51/5  rDev +8.4%

A very good iipa. Very balanced and bold. Tons of piny and citrus notes from the hops. With just the right amount of malt sweetness to balance the beer and give it complexity. Silky, creamy mouthfeel. A very good interpretation of the style. Very Impressive

03-01-2014 14:41:39 | More by hoplover82
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-14-2014 01:48:57 | More by mojohawk21
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woodchipper

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-25-2013 20:25:49 | More by woodchipper
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joemetric

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-10-2014 14:45:07 | More by joemetric
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freshflesh

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-23-2014 07:27:28 | More by freshflesh
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pengs68

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-19-2013 00:57:57 | More by pengs68
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Shagator

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-29-2013 05:22:37 | More by Shagator
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-26-2012 00:56:57 | More by nstroup
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MaxFoster

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-17-2014 20:19:06 | More by MaxFoster
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-09-2013 01:29:13 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Meyers1023

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-07-2014 04:23:56 | More by Meyers1023
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-14-2014 03:24:59 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-08-2012 11:47:18 | More by virinow
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justin0078

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-15-2014 12:17:21 | More by justin0078
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MVG666

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-08-2014 02:07:20 | More by MVG666
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-04-2013 00:21:33 | More by TKEbeerman
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-27-2012 17:56:00 | More by ryser2k
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mrbill57

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-21-2012 00:15:13 | More by mrbill57
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dsauter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-05-2013 22:23:43 | More by dsauter
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,327 ratings.