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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,266 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,266
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 126
Gots: 248 | 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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Ratings: 3,266 | Reviews: 653 | Display Reviews Only:
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Cvescalante

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-11-2013 19:16:23 | More by Cvescalante
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cdizinno

South Carolina

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
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mcphish22

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-16-2012 17:07:46 | More by mcphish22
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JHendu

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-08-2013 00:24:07 | More by JHendu
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Geuzedad

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-02-2012 23:12:58 | More by Geuzedad
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

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
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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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Xandrose

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-24-2014 01:33:33 | More by Xandrose
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-14-2012 20:07:28 | More by kspongeworthy
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-20-2013 03:11:53 | More by wertschy
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cherche

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2014 01:09:40 | More by cherche
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-27-2014 02:57:12 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-07-2013 17:58:55 | More by pcsnyder
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-17-2013 01:50:05 | More by Pinche_Oso
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-14-2012 00:43:24 | More by chocosushi
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dlello2

Illinois

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
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-22-2013 02:12:32 | More by GiantMidget
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-18-2014 19:35:15 | More by CB_Crowe
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-19-2013 07:02:31 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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TheDoak

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-06-2013 06:01:37 | More by TheDoak
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Jules11788

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-01-2013 02:48:59 | More by Jules11788
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jbeervt

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2013 19:18:37 | More by jbeervt
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ACB

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-05-2014 18:56:55 | More by ACB
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Brinks

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-12-2014 16:51:17 | More by Brinks
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Rborre321

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-06-2014 20:47:00 | More by Rborre321
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,266 ratings.