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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,193 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,193
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 121
Gots: 227 | FT: 5
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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Clem319

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-04-2013 20:01:18 | More by Clem319
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper orange with a medium pillowy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is a little subdued - piney, resiny, dank hops with some sweet caramel malt and a little melon.

The flavor is a little caramel malt and fruit with a ton of resiny, piney, very bitter hops that linger in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a monster hop bomb. Tons of bitterness, but not a lot of good hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 04:43:54 | More by Beaver13
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-04-2013 00:21:33 | More by TKEbeerman
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zimm421

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a 12 oz snifter at World of Beer in Columbus on 6/1/2013 (reviewed from notes). The beer is a nice golden amber color, and has a decent looking off-white head. The head was minimal due to the pour, but a good amount remained around the edges of the glass.

The nose is full of citrus, lots of orange and grapefruit, as well as nice pineapple. There are also hints of sweetness coming through in the form of caramel. The taste is very bitter up front, the citrus comes through again, and pretty much dominates the flavor. The sweetness is still present, and actually stands out quite well until the finish, which is also dominated by bitterness. The complexity here is wonderful, and each sip is great.

The mouthfeel is pretty typical of your DIPA, medium-to-thick body, with some stickiness left behind. Overall, this is a great brew. Even at 9.5%, it is refreshing, and fairly drinkable, and the flavor combinations are exceptional.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 14:36:19 | More by zimm421
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2013 05:16:47 | More by Paccamacca
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Jave

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-03-2013 01:14:16 | More by Jave
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Absoloot

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-02-2013 21:26:30 | More by Absoloot
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lach78

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-01-2013 23:28:42 | More by lach78
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SloppyJoeWasAMan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-01-2013 20:20:46 | More by SloppyJoeWasAMan
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Aquapolo1

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-01-2013 19:52:14 | More by Aquapolo1
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timoteo833

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-01-2013 02:31:16 | More by timoteo833
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rvajohn

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-01-2013 01:18:16 | More by rvajohn
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-31-2013 23:43:51 | More by DrunkenMonk
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-31-2013 18:24:45 | More by JakeEsterly
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-31-2013 00:45:17 | More by craftbeerasian
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-31-2013 00:34:46 | More by csmartin6
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-30-2013 23:48:02 | More by woodchip
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AngelM

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-30-2013 18:24:37 | More by AngelM
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JMM0414

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-30-2013 14:04:44 | More by JMM0414
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2013 08:39:07 | More by jaxon53
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Stoutish

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2013 08:16:05 | More by Stoutish
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melodeth87

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-29-2013 03:18:35 | More by melodeth87
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 02:31:35 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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WestCoastFan

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-28-2013 19:53:20 | More by WestCoastFan
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jpaulsen

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-28-2013 16:44:34 | More by jpaulsen
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,193 ratings.