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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,618 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,618
Reviews: 689
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 167
Gots: 403 | 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:
Beer added by: seaoflament on 10-04-2008

Originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton's Second Anniversary
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Had 10oz pour into a wide mouth short glass at Lures

A-pours a clear copper color with a one finger white head decent lacing

S-citrus pine and hop aromas hits the nose well very pleasant

T-flavors are same as aromas. Sweet taste at the beginning and then hops finish at the end

M-slick on the palate with a semi dry finish. Great complexity

O-this was a DIPA very unique it's a must try for hop heads

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of biegaman
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Palate Wrecker sounds more intimidating than it looks; it's a flashy beer with a bright disposition. A golden-amber tone, this Double IPA doesn't shy away from the light - it brags of its clarity and luminous streaks of persimmon. Its layer of foam is only half as thick as pantyhose.

Every beer uses hops - every Green Flash beer seems to use a boatload of them. Of course, you'd expect as much from a beer named 'Palate Wrecker'. The bitterness, mind you, is reserved for the palate and the aroma has plenty of sweet candied citrus fruit notes that include papaya, mango, orange, and grapefruit.

There is also a great deal of leafiness - it's like they cleared a forest and hid the evidence (leaves, needles, bark, resins) in the flavour. Every element of the forest is present on the palate. But there's also brighter, lemony citrus oils as well as lavender-like herbals and florals, elements that lighten up the beer's 9.5% profile. There's some caramel and biscuits present too.

Despite its 100+ IBUs this DIPA is more approachable than most its counterparts; you'd never guess its true alcohol content and can drink it just as easily as you would a standard IPA half its strength. The softer, agreeable green tea-like aftertaste completely misleads this beer's actual potency and leaves one anxious to open another bottle (even if it's not a good idea).

'Palate Wrecker' is a misleading name for a beer that is so smooth and approachable (for hopheads, anyhow). Green Flash is a brewery that typically caters exclusively to craft beer drinkers - their products aren't for the mass market and this one is no exception. Those that like lupulin will find few better, more flavorful examples of this earthy, herbal, tropical style.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear orangish/amber, finger and a half of off white head, nice lacing

Smell is big on orange, mango, citrus, pine needle, sweet malt coming through a little more then I would have thought, grapefruit, pineapple. Very floral

Taste is pine resin, tropical and citrus notes, grapefruit bitterness, a little melon like sweetness, sweet malt, a little alcohol on the finish, big pine bitterness toward the end mixed in with a nice earthy hop bitterness

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side of medium, low to medium carbonation, very and I mean very dry on the finish.

Been waiting to try this one ever since Green Flash came to the area. It is good, maybe not as good as I was hoping, but that is probably mostly due to my build um in my mind. Glad I got a 4 pack but due to the price I will probably only pick this one up every once in a great while.

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3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A: Amber hue. Substantial rising effervescence. Pours about a 2+ finger, dry, frothy, brown-white head. Craters in quite a desiccating fashion, slowly but surely settling to a light foamy blanket and some remaining residue.

S: Pine straw, hops, pine resin, lemon citrus, and a nice floral component.

T: Lightly nutty malt grain, boat loads of pine resin, and plenty of lemon pith.

M: Syrupy body. Extremely bitter. Mouth-drying finish.

D: Sip and enjoy. The character will dictate as much.

Atmosphere is really nice. Plenty of effervescence, giant head, and some very spotty yet persistent lacing. Very piney and floral with lemon citrus. Has a slight nutty base character with an extremely hoppy bitter palate. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,618 ratings.