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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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93
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3,269 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,269
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 127
Gots: 249 | 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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oskinker

Maryland

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-17-2014 09:53:33 | More by oskinker
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Kips

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-17-2014 05:45:40 | More by Kips
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. It will be interesting to see how this one really differentiates itself from the 'regular' ol' Green Flash Imperial IPA.

This beer pours a glassy, medium brassy amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, bubbly, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some layered, bleeding runic script lace around the glass as things duly sink away.

It smells of bitter pine resin, sharp, oily orange, grapefruit, and lemon rind, bready caramel malt, a suppressed toffee sweetness, and further leafy, floral, and low-fi on the perfume hops. The taste is actually more malty up front than I might have been led to believe - rather sweet (but agreeably so) pastry-quality caramel and toffee, bready pudding, all getting their ya-yas out before that still heady pine needle, leafy things you don't fuck with on the mountain path, mild dank florals, and a few other nameless, but still astringent flora esters come 'a knockin'. Yer big-ass ABV is like a bomb-diffuser - a bit sweaty, but steady, and cool as a freaking cucumber from your bystander perspective.

The bubbles are fairly laid-back, just a nice lilting frothiness throughout, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and more smooth than you would think, with all those trouble-making kids, er, I mean hops, lurking about, and even a tad creamy at times. It finishes well off-dry, the malt component not about to let us think it doesn't have a say here, keeping things just as they've been thus far - no more, no less.

When I consider the term 'Palate Wrecker', a few items come to mind - one, so bitterly hoppy that your tastebuds suddenly decide to take a few days off, and two, the effect renders all others around it unworthy of the memory of the beer in play here, i.e. don't pour me another brew - I just had my palate wrecked! I don't believe that this actually falls into either category - it's just another well-made, stupidly drinkable, hedonistic example of the upper echelon of malt and hop interplay. There, I said it. Now Imma gonna go have another beer, my palate actually the one encouraging me as such.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 04:59:24 | More by biboergosum
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear bright orange, good initial head with trails of lace.

Piney, bready aroma.

Pine, bread, caramel, orange rind, apricot, with a sweet, then dank finish. Quite flavorful.

Mouthfeel slick and viscous.

One of these is just about right, as the name implies, more than that would wear on me I think. Clearly a lot going on here, but balanced enough that it's enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 01:38:36 | More by Strix
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kdwruck

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2014 23:41:53 | More by kdwruck
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2014 19:14:49 | More by twbeecher
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Cheezus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2014 18:03:32 | More by Cheezus
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mebyrne13


5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-16-2014 17:57:06 | More by mebyrne13
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2014 17:49:38 | More by mrosenfeld32
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2014 04:12:19 | More by mmmbeerNY
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-16-2014 01:55:22 | More by tjdrewry
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HiWire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-15-2014 17:43:06 | More by HiWire
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2014 07:57:54 | More by Poupae
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davegray

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-15-2014 06:25:49 | More by davegray
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Jyoungquist

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-15-2014 04:06:15 | More by Jyoungquist
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KHanz

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-15-2014 02:47:50 | More by KHanz
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m0unds

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-15-2014 01:58:31 | More by m0unds
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2014 15:11:01 | More by apasternak
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2014 03:29:48 | More by creepinjeeper
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JAB1978


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-13-2014 23:23:42 | More by JAB1978
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ThreeTens

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2014 22:44:41 | More by ThreeTens
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JoeMans

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-13-2014 02:41:19 | More by JoeMans
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BrandonJones

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-13-2014 00:09:08 | More by BrandonJones
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Bramsigman

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2014 21:23:26 | More by Bramsigman
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trevordglenn

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-12-2014 16:37:39 | More by trevordglenn
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,269 ratings.