Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.9/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Presentation: Poured into a snifter glass from a growler purchased at Green's in Columbia, SC off Piney Grove!
A: Nice thick off white head with heavy lacing. Deep amber color with a slight haze.
S: Pine needles, fresh cut forestry. Some citrus.
T&M: Well-ballanced up front. Piney, citrusy and then the hop bitterness begins to unleash. Little to no alcohol burn. Medium bodied and very drinkable.
This is so good! Definitely the top of the heap for DIPA's. Palate numbing bitterness is definitely appropriate.
Serving type: growler
04-07-2012 00:20:39 | More by cdizinno
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bomber bottle poured into a Tulip glass.
Bottle kept in fridge.
An aggressive pour.
A- Pours a very deep golden, almost orange color with tons of thick creamy white colored head that has a lot of staying power.
S- Mega hoppy. Plenty of pine, and citrus. Mainly grapefruit on the citrus side. Some tropical fruitiness, combined with a small amount of floral notes.
T- An explosion of hop flavor. A very strong piney, grapefruit rind bitterness. Malt is present, maybe some caramel malty flavor, but is very overpowered by the sticky, resinous hoppy flavor.
M- Thick and creamy. Not overly carbonated. I thought big carbonation when I saw the amount of head that this beer produced, but it is spot on.
O- A nice DIPA. Not the most balanced DIPA available. A real HOP BOMB. Hop heads, seek this one out.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2012 03:22:03 | More by rfbenavi80
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Awesome orange ipa color... neither cloudy or clear. Good finger and a half of head coats the sides of glass. Nice.
S - Great citrus and hops smell. Very fresh, standard west coast DIPA smell. Very good.
T - This definitely lives up to the name! I was assaulted by hop bitterness in this one. The touch of alcohol I'm getting is almost covered up by the malt backbone. If this was a little easier/smoother going down I would have scored it higher.
M - Excellent. Great amount of carbonation, nice medium/light body.
O - This is an excellent double ipa... Other than a slighty bitter aftertaste it does everything for me. Really like this one!
Update: Almost a year later I'm going to update--scores all the same. This one was bottled on 12/17 (less than a month ago). It is ridiculously piney smelling. Also get a bit of marijuana. Flavor is really nice--really need to sip it to not be assaulted by bitterness. Aftertaste is the only piece that I'm not loving. Still a great beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-25-2012 00:34:40 | More by dlello2
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,266 ratings.