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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,471 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 3,471
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 151
Gots: 308 | 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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Photo of bubseymour
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very nice pour for an IPA. Orange and clear and a super white 2 finger head with tight bubbles and great retention.

Smells wonderfully citrus hops screamin from the glass.

Taste - Very flavorful up front, with the hops really kicking in on the finish with some lingering bitterness. The more I sip, the more bitter it gets. A little too much raw bitterness for my preference.

Mouthfeel - Warm, buttery and thick. Very nice for an Imperial.

Overall - Many IPA's with scary hop names end up being tame and flavorful. The Palate Wrecker is the first one that has an accurate title. It truly is a hop bomb and bitter on the palate.

bubseymour, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Zachtheporter, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Dave_Treat, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev -3.8%

thebigredone, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of hardy008
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.

hardy008, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of jvillefan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jvillefan, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of CoolEthan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CoolEthan, May 04, 2013
Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -3.8%

BeerBucks, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Chucker17, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of magictrokini
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Umm, wow. Pours hazy orange-gold with an impressive short-but-thick white head. Colossal citrus/floral hop aroma. Grapefruit and pine oil just pound you in the face. The taste surpasses the nose. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and truckloads of resin. A tad more citrus than earthy pine, but who cares. Just a little caramel malt to give it a hint of sweetness. I really have to thank the Green Flash guys for not making the chronic mistake of putting too much malt in and making this a sour-candy DIPA. Its nearly perfect the way it is.

magictrokini, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of brewcrew76
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.

brewcrew76, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of Rekrule
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Rekrule, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled On: 01/29/13

A: Pours a copper color with slightly less than a fingers worth of head that fades quite quickly

S: Very hoppy. Get nice citrus and pine notes, as well as a solid malt backbone. Very nice balance going on

T: Again, very hoppy. Pretty dank, along with citrus peel, pine, and some earthiness. A semi-sweet malt backbone helps to hold things together, but in the end the hops prevail. Bitter throughout

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A palate wrecker, indeed! A bomber will give you your hop fix for a week, much less the rest of the day. I definitely wouldn't want to drink another beer after this, because I doubt I would taste it it very much as I'd want to. Averagely priced, and definitely worth a try

BEERMILER12, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear copper with frothy creamy head. lots of nice retention and lacing.

ripe fruity citrus, very fresh and lush. sweet and slightly bitter.

more bitter in flavor. a prefect complex mixture of pine and citrus bitterness. some nice citrus grapefruit in the finish. some booze also in the finish.

moderate but slightly light carbonation. easy to drink, not too heavy.

pretty decent DIPA. nothing really bad about it. enjoyable.

hooliganlife, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Sludgeman
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz, bottled on 1/1/13, purchased January 2013.

A - Pours golden and clear, a rocky off-white head, 1-finger high, dissapated to a thin lasting layer, fingers of lace

S - Floral (reminds me of my knock-out roses), some pine, faint grapefruit and just a little pepper

T - A big clean hoppy beer, a little sweetness primarily upfront, but faintly underneath to the end, hoppy bitternes middle to end, somewhat unbalanced towards hops

MF - Medium body, dry, sharpt with a lasting bitterness on roof of mouth and tongue.

O - Generally hides its 9.5% ABV well. Reminds me a lot of a SN Celebration, but with more floral notes up front. Need to do a side-by-side.

Sludgeman, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of nlmartin
3/5  rDev -27.9%

nlmartin, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ssimpson89, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jeff1973, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev -3.8%

uturn, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev -3.8%

nh2032, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Kerrie, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of DIPAFAN
4/5  rDev -3.8%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of brandon911
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

brandon911, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CelticAleMan, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dvmin98, Jan 23, 2013
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,471 ratings.