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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,398
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 146
Gots: 290 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bbadger, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Nice bright yellow/golden tan with a foamy 2 inch head and plenty of lacing.

Smell - Hops, lemon, floral fruits, hop oils, citric orange and grapefruit. A slight aromoa of malts and caramel at the end.

Taste - As expected, huge hop bite. Tons of bitter fruits, citric bitey fruits along with alcohol. Grapefruit and lemon really take over leaving only the slightest trace of caramel malt at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Hops coat, bitter, and certainly wreck the mouth, tounge and palate. Alcohol warms everything up along with a little sting. Aftertaste is bitter, hoppy and warm.

Overall - This beer is as advertised, a hop bomb with ultra high ibu's. Totally a hophead beer, with minimal malt and yeast. If you want a monster, this is for you.

wvsabbath, May 10, 2012
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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

brandon911, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Hamilton's.

Poured a light gold with a noticable white creamy head.

Smell of citrus hops with a little pine.

Pine takes over the flavor profile. A hint of citrus still remains, but mostly piney/resinous flavors. Very little malt detectable and a very bitter finish due to hops.

Light mouthfeel and good carbonation. Typical of a west coast style.

Decent beer, but would have better if the hop profile was a little more balanced in the flavor.

jmarsh123, Jul 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TrickkyGangsta, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JohnParadee, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Gregwa, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 06/03/14. That's a long ways off. Tasted 21 January 2014.

Pours very clear dark orange. One finger of yellowish head. Good retention, solid lacing. Not much visible carbonation. Nice color.

Smell is a blast of pine, well backed by potent caramely sweetness. One of the most powerfully piney IPAs I've encountered, and fantastic.

Taste is excellent. It's robust, a bit sweet before the piney bitterness kicks. No joke about wrecking your palate - the hop bitterness in this will do some damage to the taste buds. Lasting, too.

Feel is really good. Full-bodied, sticky, and persistent, but with enough carbonation to keep things stirred up. Excellent.

I really like this beer. It's like a West Coast IPA jacked up a big notch. Super piney, super bitter, and outstanding.

zeledonia, Jan 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jrohrbacher, Apr 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dvmin98, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sd123, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

samEBC, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Soto, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of SebD
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves very nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of resiny pine, citrus, grapefruit and sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some resiny pine, grapefruit, faint citrus, caramel and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

SebD, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ms11781, Jul 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jschott75, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Paccamacca, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

LambicKing, May 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DeutschesBier, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JMBSH, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JISurfer, Mar 23, 2013
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,398 ratings.