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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,266 Ratings
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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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bum732

Lesotho

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Big grapefruit rind, some orange, light malty character, some pine, maybe mint.

L: Fairly clear amber, creamy white head that dissipates. Sticky lacing.

T: Hoppy blast of grapefruit and pine up front. Medium high piney bitterness with just enough malt sweetness. Finish is very long and unbelievably hoppy, lives up to its name. Dry, bitter and hoppy finish.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, alcohol slightly present.

Very good, the bitterness in this beer is unreal, yet it has enough sweetness to not be out of balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 02:42:33 | More by bum732
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-09-2012 02:23:30 | More by djaeon
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear amber, light copper with 2 fingers of off white head. A big streaks of lace are left behind.

S - Big resiny hops. Candied citrus alcohol. Peach, mango and pine with some light bready malt.

T - Big resiny piney hops followed but a touch of candied citrus. High in bitterness and hop flavor. Sweet caramel malt that blends with the candied citrus and a touch of alcohol. Slightly dank, grapefruit, peach and citrus piths.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry lingering finish feels like you could scrape the hops resins out of your mouth.

D - I think this beer is appropriately named. Glad I picked this up last time in Chicago.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 00:24:22 | More by brewcrew76
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n2185

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear yellow-gold with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with decent lacing.

S: lots of citrusy hop aromas with grapefruit dominating. Strong pine and sticky weed aromas follow.

T: grapefruit and resiny pine dominate the flavor, though again with some dank weed notes. The finish is resiny and bitter, though just barely avoids being too much so.

M: medium body with mid-low carbonation, this beer feels resiny and sticky in the mouth.

O: a good IPA, overall. It manages to be sticky, earthy, and bitter without being too much so.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2012 00:35:05 | More by n2185
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nlmartin

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-23-2013 18:50:40 | More by nlmartin
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-23-2012 03:20:07 | More by CelticAleMan
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-14-2013 00:05:53 | More by Hopmodium
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-08-2013 15:34:07 | More by baybum
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-24-2012 03:07:41 | More by DoctorB2B
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-08-2014 20:43:02 | More by bigbeers84
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass.

A: Pours a dark copper color with moderate yeast haze. The head is a two finger offwhite color with a frothy texture and good retention. A thick wall of lacing is left nicely on the glass.

S: Quite malty - oh who the hell am I kidding, this is loaded with insane hoppiness. Grapefruit rind, pine, dankness, weed, onions, and even some black pepper all mingle on the nose. Basically, anything one might expect in an extreme DIPA is all here. Only the slightest hint of caramel malts break up the hop assault.

T: And there we go, this is really bitter from the hops. There isn't much citric qualities here, this is almost entirely piny, floral, resinous, and faintly metallic. Touches of caramel malt in the midtaste try in vain to balance things, but are quickly overtaken by massive finishing bitterness and booze.

M: Heavy and a little syrupy; I prefer my DIPAs to be a little lighter and more delicate. This doesn't have a particularly clean finish, but make no mistake, this still turns the palate into scorched earth with gobs and shitloads of hop oils and resin. As a result, it's very difficult to drink a bottle of this quickly. Moderately high carbonation and extreme dryness.

O: If you don't like overly bitter DIPAs, avoid this like the plague. If this is the kind of DIPA you're looking for (a completely unbalanced palate killer), then there are few better. Basically, if you're the kind who loves Dave's Insanity Sauce (guilty), then this will be right up your alley.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 20:32:40 | More by ThisWangsChung
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-20-2014 13:16:40 | More by markgugs
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-04-2014 02:35:02 | More by ajzy
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-12-2013 19:54:11 | More by doremite
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hardy008

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with a small off white head, with very good retention and spotty lacing. Has a strong aroma with grapefruit, pine, citrus zest, onion, and caramel. Smells like there is should be a lot of malt sweetness.

There is a good amount of sweetness and hop bitterness in the taste, with caramel, grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, onion, and oranges. Tastes about as sweet as I thought it would, based on the aroma.

Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Leaves a sticky sweet feeling in the mouth after each sip. Resinous with a dry finish. The alcohol is well disguised for a 9.50 % abv beer. Well worth trying if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 03:26:53 | More by hardy008
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WeisGuy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-04-2013 00:20:36 | More by WeisGuy
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-22-2013 13:12:23 | More by ncstateplaya
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-27-2013 23:01:00 | More by mpayne5
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-24-2013 21:33:54 | More by Damian74Shensky
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tbeq00

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-14-2012 00:04:17 | More by tbeq00
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-13-2012 13:50:17 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-30-2014 05:20:27 | More by Kurmaraja
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was really excited when I saw this on the menu at Mohawk House for dinner. I ordered it second with the knowledge that it would affect any beer following. I also felt like a strong IPA would still come in well against a ribeye with a cajun rub and chimichurri sauce.

This is a very good looking beer. The head is fluffy, and it retained really well. I like the sticky lacing that it left behind.

You get a ton of grapefruit from the head, but you don't have to get close to the glass to experience this. I also pick up a little bit of malt in the background.

Usually these triple IPA's look and smell really good. Then they fall off with taste and feel. Green Flash somehow made 150 IBU's drinkable. They did a good job of offsetting the over-hopping with a good dose of malt. It works out to some amazing hopping. I really liked the flavor on this. This is a hop-heads dream.

Unfortunately the bitterness in the aftertaste is just impossible to balance out. I was tasting this beer on the roof of my mouth over 20 minutes after leaving the restaurant. The malt was gone at this point, and I really needed water to compensate.

This was a very new experience for me. I'm glad to have it. I recommend checking it out. Just know that this beer does not play well with others.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2012 23:29:14 | More by ummswimmin
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-26-2013 18:02:11 | More by buzzy
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GABrew

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-14-2013 23:46:12 | More by GABrew
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,266 ratings.