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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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93
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3,257 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,257
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 126
Gots: 246 | 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: 3,257 | Reviews: 653 | Display Reviews Only:
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2013 19:28:20 | More by JMUbrewz
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2013 18:01:15 | More by InspectorBob
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watermelonman

California

3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was served showing off a great golden glow with a nice full head, and it left big rings of lace.

Sticky resin dominates the smell along with light citrus. However the taste, while quality, is not my favorite. Stacks of bitterness dominate without all the ancillary hop flavors that I know and love. This tastes like what happens when I cook and reduce an IPA too much for the rest of the recipe. Bitterness is great, but not when it is standing alone. I suppose it is living up to its name of wrecking palates, and I can appreciate that, but I want more. More citrusy grapefruit, more malt backbone, or more sticky resin, this is a good beer but needs another dimension to become a great one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 07:12:53 | More by watermelonman
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-10-2013 17:20:54 | More by jarrgal
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-10-2013 02:06:11 | More by NastyNate11
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Poucher86

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-10-2013 00:29:41 | More by Poucher86
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allenc85

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2013 21:31:39 | More by allenc85
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Buff0910

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-09-2013 21:20:34 | More by Buff0910
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-08-2013 20:33:31 | More by erialbill
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Fahhqu2

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-08-2013 14:17:02 | More by Fahhqu2
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kjrod20

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-06-2013 17:18:09 | More by kjrod20
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-05-2013 22:48:57 | More by Ivegotmule
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-05-2013 09:22:40 | More by beernads
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-05-2013 03:22:13 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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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
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,257 ratings.