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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,471 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,471
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 151
Gots: 308 | 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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4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on draft at the brewery earlier this year, and found in bottle locally. If youre a fan of hops, this is your beer. It is on the pricier side, but well worth it. It is a beer to drink slowly and enjoy. For my first BA rating/review, what better beer to give such high marks. Amazing aroma and a delicious bite! Fantastic!

raashdown, Jul 23, 2014
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Photo of Jeffo
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle at De Bierknoning in Amsterdam. First had it a couple hears ago at Frank’s boathouse and thought it was God’s gift to me personally. Been waiting patiently to see it again, and alas, there it was, staring at me in the face at De Bierkoning for a reasonable price. Cheers God!

From a bottle into a snifter
Best by 29 nomonth 2014 (it actually said 29 / 00/ 2014)

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium-looser, fluffy, slightly off-white head with excellent retention. Perfectly clear burnt orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap and leaves lots of chunky lacing down the glass. A good foamy wisp remains leaving lots of lacing as the glass empties.

SMELL: Huge nose on this one. Opens up right as the cap comes off. Lots of hops and malts on the nose here, which I can appreciate. Grapefruit, soapy hops, orange peel, lemon notes, pale malts, caramel and touches of honey on the nose. Big and bold for sure. Lots of good stuff going on for sure, and plenty bold and forthcoming.

TASTE: Grapefruit and caramel sweetness up front. Floral and hoppy soap notes at the swallow, with a big and bold finish of soapy hop flavors, grapefruit, lots of bitterness and floral flavors, some caramel sweetness and touches of alcohol linger as well. Very bitter and only somewhat soapy with a solid malt backbone.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Some soapy bitterness lingers. Perhaps a little sticky with a higher final gravity for the DIPA style, but it’s a train I can certainly appreciate, as I like a good malty sweet base to my DIPA’s.

OVERALL: Good stuff. The malty backbone gives it a higher FG than some of the other examples of the style, but I enjoy that, which is obviously a matter of personal taste. I don’t remember this brew being so soapy either, so since the recipe probably hasn’t changed, I guess my palate has done a bit of re-schooling. Can imagine this soapy character comes from using citra as a bittering hop, which really isn’t my thing. Still, this is a very well executed brew and has a lot of things I like about certain higher ABV double IPA’s. Well worth checking out especially if you like hopper brews with higher FG’s. Thanks again Frank for bringing this along all those years. It’s made me a curious searcher ever since. Cheers!

Jeffo, Nov 09, 2014
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Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,471 ratings.