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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,631 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,631
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 168
Gots: 410 | 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:
Beer added by: seaoflament on 10-04-2008

Originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton's Second Anniversary
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of joeseppy
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aggressive pour yields a one inch head that is dense and has some staying power. Cloudy golden amber and scattered lacing.

Tropical fruit nose dominated by melons and papaya. Pine nuts and light malt playing second fiddle.

Extreme hop front followed by intense sweet malt to the back. Pretty straight forward; hop and sweet.

Mouthfeel is chewy in a sweet danish fashion and carbonation holds.

Aggressive sweetness from the malt is distracting; love the bitterness though. Tastes more like a barleywine. Not going to purchase again but worth a try if you are curious enough.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DooshBagalow
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Somebody_Else
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of GratefulNole
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Absolut
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SebD
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves very nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of resiny pine, citrus, grapefruit and sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some resiny pine, grapefruit, faint citrus, caramel and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Photo of drh1382
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of beergoot
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour revealed a deep golden yellow body with a big, fluffy, billowy, white head; nice, small, gently rising carbonation bubbles. Big citrus and pine hop aroma with an underlying caramel malt character; grapefruit. Excellent meld of luscious malt sugars with hard biting yet controlled hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; dry finish.

The relatively crazy hop IBUs definitely make their presence known, and as long as you know what you're getting yourself into, then this IIPA should make your day. Although the crazy-mad hop bittering character is there, the malt sweetness and toasted grain notes also make their presence felt, making for a wild and wonderful ale experience.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,631 ratings.