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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,249 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,249
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 127
Gots: 239 | 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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Ratings: 3,249 | Reviews: 653 | Display Reviews Only:
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Laura-Harrington

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-24-2013 12:24:39 | More by Laura-Harrington
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-24-2013 07:03:16 | More by SenorHops
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jdhops

Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear deep orange with an off-white head that quickly thins. Unusual but interesting lacing.

S: Piney and citrus, mostly citrus. Not as strong as expected, but pleasant.

T: Huge juicy citrus followed by a piney grapefruit bite. Bitter finish, then a creeping dryness. Alcohol well hidden. An amazing citrus to pine journey in seconds.

M: Medium carbonation. Full bodied. Palate still intact.

O: The freshest Palate Wrecker I've had, and by far the best. The juicy citrus was far more pronounced, the hop bitterness less harsh, and the alcohol more concealed than in previous tastings. A wonderful hop bomb. Highly recommended if you can find it now.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 05:51:05 | More by jdhops
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-24-2013 05:40:00 | More by Beerlover
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BellsFan

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-24-2013 03:20:35 | More by BellsFan
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-23-2013 23:37:41 | More by jaycar06
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robbrandes

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-23-2013 07:54:42 | More by robbrandes
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-23-2013 06:24:23 | More by ubenumber2
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2013 04:37:07 | More by TheBeerDad
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jtransel

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-23-2013 03:47:24 | More by jtransel
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core42

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-23-2013 03:02:24 | More by core42
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2013 01:59:02 | More by mcsauter82
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gtmitchem

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-22-2013 23:56:18 | More by gtmitchem
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far333

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Burnished copper with ruddy highlights and an orangey head of oily foam that settles slowly, leaving sheets up the insides of the glass. Subtle aroma of coarse brown sugar, ruby grapefruit, tangerine and orange rind pith, plus some honey notes.

A kick of big fat hops right upfront, pithy and resiny. Tons of citrus and pine, all at once flavorful and sticky and bitter. Flavors of tangerine and grapefruit, pine and orange rind. Bitterness lingers and hangs in the sides of the cheeks. Subtle malt rides beneath acting as a balance to the hops, but rides far beneath. Mouthfeel is a tad slick, but warm and tingly from the ABV. Carbonation tickle helps the hops pop. Great beer, a hophead's delight for those that like 'em bitter.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 21:23:05 | More by far333
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2013 05:41:00 | More by ohyayitstrey
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Moheban

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-21-2013 05:56:14 | More by Moheban
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rkf1976

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-21-2013 03:25:44 | More by rkf1976
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-20-2013 23:07:08 | More by mjstacker
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Can't see a bottling date but my local bottle shop just got it in this week so I'm assuming it's fresh enough.

A- Pours a nice bright orange amber with a high white head that sticks around. Great lacing and retention on the glass.

S- You can smell how bitter this thing is. Pretty much dominated by bitter hops and pine with some dried bitter citrus peel but the bitterness in the main thing here.

T- Big bitterness, can't get much else. Ca detect of flavors here some sweetness and bitter orange peel but the bitterness really overrides the complexity here which is a bit of a shame. There is a bit of a burnt rubber flavor on the aftertaste.

M- Nice medium to heavy mouthfeel but the bitterness really makes a heavy sipper.

O- This is the most bitter beer I've had next to super fresh Oracle. But with Oracle there was some more malt in there. I enjoyed most of drinking this beer but the aftertaste and stronger lingering bitterness was a bit too much for me. I would love to prank a few non-hop head beer buddies with a glass of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 05:23:16 | More by PaulyB83
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 01:37:33 | More by SavvyStudent
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GR_Beer_Nut

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-19-2013 16:47:26 | More by GR_Beer_Nut
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-19-2013 03:37:06 | More by bump8628
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GJonesy

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-18-2013 23:29:39 | More by GJonesy
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-18-2013 19:31:39 | More by vinny21bal
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TheSteak22

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-18-2013 19:17:24 | More by TheSteak22
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,249 ratings.