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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,425 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,425
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 146
Gots: 299 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark gold to light amber in color with a white head
S-piney hop taste and grapefruit
T-The name is fitter, Strong pine resin flavor that stayed with you til the end. It seems pine resin is stuck in your mouth
M-medium body, and medium carbonation
O- if you like hops this is the beer for you

a0lbudman, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

anhigdon, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Dilbert65, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Silverpath6, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

pokey44, Jan 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

MalKen, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

yanosh, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Lucnifter, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty dank, but this is one that probably shouldn't be bottled. I've had it in that format a few times, and never felt it lived up to the name, and this is no exception. Resinous, malt sugars, moderate bitterness. The bottles are just not really notable, even buying them from a cooler at a bottle shop with high turn-over, like I did with the bomber from The Bier Stein in Eugene.

ccrida, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Adkins1203, Jan 16, 2014
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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
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Neilnpk, Jan 16, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into pint glass.

A: Amber orange that is slightly cloudy. Not much visible carbonation. Thin one finger head that vanishes quickly. Good splotchy lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Massive sticky pine, cedar, and spruce aromas with some floral, caramel, and grapefruit in the background.

T: Dank, bitter hop flavor, super sticky resin, tobacco, chewy biscuits, toasted / charred marshmallow.

M: Medium to med heavy bodied ale. Those hops certainly do dominate and create a bitter burn on the tongue, fortunately that is to my liking, but can see where others might find that overwhelming. There is just enough sweetness to keep this from completely burning the tongue.

O: A challenging beer even for the avid hop head. I enjoyed it, but taking down more than one pint truly wrecks your ability to taste anything else.

blindtiger24, Jan 16, 2014
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Billz187, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

huddyball, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

astupka, Jan 15, 2014
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,425 ratings.