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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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3,391 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,391
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 144
Gots: 283 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

pmarlowe, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jpd7374, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dvmin98, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

neckbracesub, May 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AnitaBrewski, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jeff1973, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ricecracker420, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

pixieskid, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DCon, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- Pours a nice dark golden color with a 2" off-white head. Some clumps and strings of lacing on the glass.

S- A lot going on here. Some caramel, floral, citrus, and pepper.

T- Nice sweetness and citrus, followed by spicy, pepper bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Hop bitterness definitely leaves a lingering aftertaste.

O- Good dipa. This is a little different with the floral and pepper aspect. Not sure if my palate is wrecked but it's on the fringe.

kawilliams81, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

WynnO, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours glowing peach with a dense, pillowy white head that lasts forever. Enormous patches of laces stick to the glass on the way down. Hops fill the air when I pop the cap of the beer, huge citrus and orange hop flavors and some pine and cookie dough in the background. The taste is immensely hoppy with an immediate mouthcoating intense bitterness that pervades the whole glass. Grapefruit and lemon notes mix with a resinous pine bitterness. The timid malt profile is doughy and light. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a sparse carbonation - intense hop resin mouthcoating makes for a lot of numbing. The finish is infinitely long and bitter. Delicious. Alcohol isn't prominent for the strenghth and is only complimentary to the bitterness attack.

This is one of my favorite DIPAs ever. Super hoppy and also very multi-faceted. I will say it will probably put off anyone who isn't into hops, it's pretty intense. Still one of the best. Green Flash rocks.

CAMRAhardliner, May 29, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a Dogfish Head IPA glass

A - Pours a clear copper/amber with a firm 2 fingers of cream colored head. Great heaping edges of head left with chunky lacing left behind. Great looking beer.

S - Pine jumps out with grapefruit right behind it, very hoppy aroma, sticky caramel malts, perfumey ethanol, vanilla, fresh baked bread.

T - Resinous pine sap, sweet grapefruit turns to a rindy and oily bitterness. Stone fruit and bitter pineapple come to mind. Some lemon/lime twang shows up toward the finish. The pine runs strong through the middle with the grapefruit on the sides, forming a synergistic punishment of bitterness. The caramel malt holds it's ground and adds a buttery sweetness. Finishes dry with an aggressive pine bite with notes of peppery herbs. Grapefruit sneaks in quickly in the aftertaste wiping out all other flavors.

M - Heavy in weight, but has a medium body, oily feel, medium carbonation, dry and assertively bitter finish.

And a palate wrecker it is! Just an in your face DIPA. Lots of bitterness with pine and grapefruit fighting it out. Pine comes strong up front but grapefruit pushes more at the end. It's like talking a bite out of a fresh grapefruit, rind and all. Solid malt base for the extreme use of hops. Not a very complex mix of flavors but if your looking for a hop bomb this is it.

StaveHooks, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bismarksays, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

stephenjmoore, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

kristougher, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bcsbeer, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

samEBC, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jklecko2, Jan 28, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Foams up over three fingers of off-white, delicate with a few deep dimples, retains well at about a finger, the lacing doesn’t stick as you think it might, you get a few, albeit thick, streaks here or there. Murky to opaque orange rust colored liquid, more red than yellow tint, very few visible bubbles. The nose is classic, lots of orange to grapefruit citrus, pine, honeyed bread, flowers, pepper and milk chocolate, fills out with resonant pineapple, peach, nectarine fruit scents, thick and syrupy nostril texture, too dense to really lift much. Full-bodied, the carbonation relatively light for the heaviness you get here too, glues itself to your mouth pores as well. Pine sap, cocoa, orange and both white and pink grapefruit pith, the bitterness creates the initial impression of dryness, however, it stays juicy through the flowers and pineapple, mango, nectarine, apricot fruit. The pepper and earth components extend the finish, lots of reverb, even more prickle than expected with the so-so carbonation. Isn’t breaking new flavor territory but amplifies everything while staying well balanced. That honey sneaks out onto stage through the finish, brings some caramel and molasses along. Impressive.

farrago, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

herman77, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Danobold, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of grittybrews
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a vivid, clear tangerine with three fingers of eggshell head. Huge aroma of grapefruit, pine, honey, caramel, and a hint of booze.

Moderate carbonation and a smooth, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Fairly standard grapefruit up front followed by strong honey sweetness and then a blast of intense orange, tangerine, and intensely bitter pine on the long finish.

Palate wrecker indeed, but I really enjoyed this one.

grittybrews, Apr 09, 2012
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,391 ratings.