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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,425
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 146
Gots: 299 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

cd34, May 31, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The bottle has a date of best before 8/29/14.

A - pours out a clear orange producing a one finger off white head with fine and medium sized bubbles. Excellent lacing.

S - I get dank hops right up front, sweet breadyness, pine, grassy, garlic, onion. Nice and pungent.

T - Dankness, pine, onion-garlic, bitterness, bready malt throughout, slight alcohol, tons of lasting and building bitterness.

M - Medium full bodied, soft and oily, with an extreme bitterness that scrubs on the tongue. A unique beer in this category leaving your palate raped from Palate Wrecker!

O - Palate Wrecker is definitely a beer for someone who wants a aggressive hop bomb because it definitely delivers in these two areas. Not for someone just getting into craft beer it will be to much bitterness/hopyness for them. If you like really aggressive hop bombs this one is for you, Cheers!

DrinkMoreBigBeers, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Billybrewboy, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

icculus71, May 30, 2014
Photo of jellikit
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: orange. Thick, foamy head. Lots of small bubbles rising throughout drink.
S: peach and pine.
T: medium malty goodness. Slightly sweet. Bubblegum. Flowery. Piney. Warm alcohol notes.
M: medium-heavy body like Kate Upton. Medium carbonation.
O: great double IPA. Strong, hoppy, and tasty. Well balanced for a big beer.

jellikit, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

OneEye78, May 30, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly hazed amber with a thin, lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of pine/resin with caramel and a hint of honey.

The taste is of huge pine/resin with strong sticky caramel. It has a hot, spicy, bitter finish.

It has a thick, full body.

Well, it is aptly named. Plenty of piney hops with a strong sweet backbone that pulls back to leave a spicy, bitter bite. A strong sipper, here.

jwc215, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

neckbracesub, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

calcutron, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

TX-Badger, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Durandal_777, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

HopAttack3, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Austin_Cohen, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Casterbridge, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Deaner1308, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

OMsweetOM, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

stortore, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CitizenGrain, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ajcantu, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

DRBiser, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

artemh, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

vikinghorn, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Can_has_beer, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

schnarr84, May 24, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Dogfish IPA glass

I have been sitting on this bottle for a while so it is not exactly fresh, although I did have some fresh but didn't bother to review at that time

A-copper, amber slightly opaque, 1/2 inch off white head, constant bubbling from bottom of glass which could be the result of the glassware, fairly thick lacing with above average retention

S-citrus hops upon the first whiff, grapefruit, mango, lemon, slight bubble gum, slight pine

T-sweet caramel, brown sugar malts out of the gate balanced by the hops in the middle and again the malts then a bitter finish. Hops taste mostly of grapefruit, lemon, orange peel and pine. Pine is most noticeable at the finish

M-med bodied beer that gives a mouthful of beer perfect carbonation of the style and abv

O-Very good beer, good balance...alcohol well hidden...not for the meek as you need to really like hops to enjoy this...appropriately named

beerbully, May 24, 2014
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,425 ratings.