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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,193 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,193
Reviews: 648
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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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2014 06:19:09 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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avschmitt

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-04-2013 21:18:42 | More by avschmitt
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-12-2013 04:48:52 | More by BugTownPub
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heavenlyStash

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-19-2013 06:11:40 | More by heavenlyStash
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bottle into a goblet

A- Pours a clear copper orange with 2 fingers of super fluffy bright white head that sticks around.

S- Really nice pine notes up front with lots of citrus and tropical fruits. For example Red grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, and maybe some mango or peach. Has a really nice astringency to it and almost dankness like you get from galaxy hops. Behind the hops the malts are definitely there creating a nice sweet backbone and hints of caramel. Smells fantastic.

T- When it comes to big DIPA's this one has it all! First thing i notice is a ton of aromatic like tropical fruit flavors the second it hits the tongue. Get a lot of citrus, pineapple, mango, and a small amount of lemon zest. After it settles in the mouth the sweet malts and caramel come out in the middle of the tongue completely balancing everything out and making for a really nice body and mouthfeel to the beer. The best part of the flavor profile is by far the finish, when the beer goes down and you have that moment where the flavor completely shifts and leaves your mouth dry with bitterness and an almost toasted sesame flavor in your mouth like sandpaper on the tongue. Just amazing.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a really nice strong bitter finish that leaves you dry wanting some more.

Skål!

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 21:50:13 | More by Arenbeer
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-22-2013 16:24:25 | More by Seanniek91
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-07-2014 18:22:36 | More by NHbeerfishing
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DeFaz

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-15-2014 02:18:07 | More by DeFaz
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PthPndr

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-12-2012 21:05:48 | More by PthPndr
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SDG1070

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-02-2013 18:18:03 | More by SDG1070
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Listers

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-01-2013 15:33:13 | More by Listers
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terence

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-22-2014 01:57:04 | More by terence
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huddyball

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-15-2014 21:56:26 | More by huddyball
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ahommell

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-23-2014 22:37:39 | More by ahommell
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grubefresh

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-09-2012 07:12:55 | More by grubefresh
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-04-2013 19:01:09 | More by TriageStat
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Can't see a bottling date but my local bottle shop just got it in this week so I'm assuming it's fresh enough.

A- Pours a nice bright orange amber with a high white head that sticks around. Great lacing and retention on the glass.

S- You can smell how bitter this thing is. Pretty much dominated by bitter hops and pine with some dried bitter citrus peel but the bitterness in the main thing here.

T- Big bitterness, can't get much else. Ca detect of flavors here some sweetness and bitter orange peel but the bitterness really overrides the complexity here which is a bit of a shame. There is a bit of a burnt rubber flavor on the aftertaste.

M- Nice medium to heavy mouthfeel but the bitterness really makes a heavy sipper.

O- This is the most bitter beer I've had next to super fresh Oracle. But with Oracle there was some more malt in there. I enjoyed most of drinking this beer but the aftertaste and stronger lingering bitterness was a bit too much for me. I would love to prank a few non-hop head beer buddies with a glass of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 05:23:16 | More by PaulyB83
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sliks96

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-04-2013 00:19:01 | More by sliks96
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

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

12 oz. bottle poured into shaped Dogfish pint.

A - Pours a hazy auburn color with a one finger pillow of off-white head. The head retains well and there is a great lacing left down the glass.

S - There is a powerful raw hop aroma of resin and pine. Also some serious citrus. The smell makes my mouth start to water. I catch another whiff every time I put it up to my mouth for a sip, and it gets a little bit danker each time, bordering on a trash aroma.

T - Immediately bitter with a strong pine hop bite. The middle mellows out a bit with some grapefruit, but it quickly returns to the hop assault on the finish. Leaves me with a resinous pine aftertaste that drys the tongue and throat. I enjoy it more and more as it warms and some of the balancing flavors appear.

M - Medium feel with a good carbonation. Suits the style well.

O - I was happy to snag this beer a few weeks ago in VA the first day it came in. There was no question to its freshness, which is important for a beer like this. It isn't quite a one-sided hop bomb, but it isn't far off. It lives up to it's name and I certainly wouldn't sample more beers of the style following this due to the tainted palate you will inevitably experience. It was a bit pricey, but I will get it again. Worth trying if you are a hop-head, but if you are easily turned off by bitterness, shy away.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 02:21:55 | More by NoLeafClover44
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rowbow

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-06-2014 17:19:08 | More by rowbow
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Hirshi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-01-2012 17:55:42 | More by Hirshi
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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-23-2012 21:29:17 | More by bccocx
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roodie

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2013 23:46:51 | More by roodie
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KMcG

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-22-2012 02:10:50 | More by Davit
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,193 ratings.