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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,506 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,506
Reviews: 666
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 158
Gots: 316 | 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%

Photo of watermelonman
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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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%

Photo of Clem319
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Beaver13
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.

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of zimm421
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,506 ratings.