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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,187
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 121
Gots: 227 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 3,187 | Reviews: 647 | Display Reviews Only:
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-14-2014 13:35:18 | More by Chris77McGrath
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-14-2014 02:01:36 | More by KimenTshom
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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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WiggyKGB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-13-2014 23:56:41 | More by WiggyKGB
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jmlewisjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-13-2014 22:15:04 | More by jmlewisjr
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2014 19:04:29 | More by Profchaos20
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Rikdikulous

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2014 11:20:35 | More by Rikdikulous
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EdTheEdge

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

04-13-2014 11:20:20 | More by EdTheEdge
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jopezu

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-13-2014 06:28:01 | More by jopezu
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KMcG

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-12-2014 16:30:53 | More by KMcG
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-12-2014 05:02:50 | More by ccurrid
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ACY73

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-11-2014 23:06:59 | More by ACY73
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BeerdedHophead

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm little late to the game on actually setting up and account here and reviewing, but I've been visiting and reading reviews on this site for years now.

Green Flash is one of my favorite brewing companies so I figured this would be a good beer to start with. I've had it both on tap and from a bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Copper. Slightly cloudy. Actually, cloudier than expected.

S: Fruity. Very fruity. Hints of banana.

T: Hoppy. But, for it being 9.5% it hides it very well.

M: Syrupy. I realize most DIPAs are and it's the only drawback for me. I enjoy the bitter sting of a dry IPA.

O: if you don't enjoy hops... Beware. This beer is truly a work of art, like most of their brews.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2014 21:52:51 | More by BeerdedHophead
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dbl_delta

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-11-2014 21:33:22 | More by dbl_delta
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SamPowell

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-11-2014 08:50:33 | More by SamPowell
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-09-2014 20:58:09 | More by ToadiesForCody
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-09-2014 07:33:51 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-09-2014 03:07:30 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-09-2014 01:35:33 | More by Beefytits4
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GoalieRon33

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had it on tap at The Crow's Nest in johnstown

A: darker than normal pale ale. Same coloration of yuengling. Pretty clear overall.

S: fruity. Banana and grapefruit. Astringency that is very welcome. Pungent, almost smells bitter.

T: holy crap the hops. Sooo bitter, but so tasty. Citrusy to almost a fault. This beer legitimately will wreck your palate. This beer is not for the faint of heart when it comes to hops. I would compare to a Sierra Nevada hoptimum.

M: stuff like this is normally a little heavier, but it's pretty crisp. The body is a real surprise considering the overpowering nature of the beer

If you like hops, you must try it. If you like malt, God bless, crack one open, take a sip, and pass it on to your hop head friends

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2014 01:32:48 | More by GoalieRon33
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McCollian92

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-09-2014 01:17:33 | More by McCollian92
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skellerat315

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-09-2014 00:23:46 | More by skellerat315
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Mikexw

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-08-2014 14:02:43 | More by Mikexw
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Vonhinx

New York

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

04-08-2014 01:09:05 | More by Vonhinx
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tbraun1

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber to Pint Glass

A - Light copper/amber with rich tan head. Some lacing on the glass.

S - Hop citrus punch! Mild alcohol bite to the nose. Somewhat piney.

T - Hop bomb for sure. Grapefruit all the way.

M - Just enough carbonation and smooth on the palate. Excellent balance.

O - I would definitely buy this one again. Very well balanced for DIPA. Not too much alcohol in the taste and really is smooth once it warms up a bit. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 00:10:59 | More by tbraun1
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,187 ratings.