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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,345 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,345
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 138
Gots: 271 | 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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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2013 15:57:10 | More by bobv
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-23-2013 02:04:58 | More by mikeincharleston
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hardy008

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

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

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +1%

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.

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-14-2013 23:46:12 | More by GABrew
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-09-2012 15:14:18 | More by tbone1384
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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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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2012 03:14:40 | More by Rollzroyce21
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-27-2013 03:44:34 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-01-2013 21:10:02 | More by Mantooth
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-21-2012 21:03:26 | More by nh2032
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-21-2013 00:34:30 | More by jplopez21
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-10-2013 01:23:44 | More by Keith_R
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2014 00:56:51 | More by JohnnieNepal
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-16-2012 02:32:07 | More by sneaks2210
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2012 19:43:44 | More by UltimateLivewire
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2012 01:37:01 | More by avisong
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-19-2012 19:35:22 | More by jacewg
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-06-2013 04:31:46 | More by DerekMorgan
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic pint.

Appearance: Clear orange with small white head and light lacing.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, orange, tropical notes and spice. Great West Coast aroma at first, but then it mellows out considerably after a couple minutes.

Taste: Wow, this is a bitter, pine bomb. Some grapefruit, orange and tropical flourishes as well, with some spiciness at the end. But, shit is this bitter, with lingering pine.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, bone dry. Other than a hint of booze, this is surprisingly light and dry for a Double IPA, which usually have at least a hint of sweetness.

Overall: Palate Wrecker is an apt name. While not as flavorful as their standard West Coast IPA, this is definitely the personification of bitter.

01-14-2014 04:50:29 | More by bsp77
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,345 ratings.