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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,387
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 144
Gots: 282 | 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%

Joshpu, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

cbnz, May 10, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a one finger white head. Head fades to a thin wispy cap with some thin lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is full of pine with a hint of tropical fruit along with some apple and peach. Malt is pretty much absent with only the faintest hint of bread.

The taste and mouthfeel is where this beer really begins to impress. A huge punch of resiny pine along with a very impressive palate stripping bitterness. A very tiny amount of bready malt is in the background but is completely buried by all the hops. A very dry mouthfeel for a IIPA which is a wonderful change from the usual.

Overall, this is a pretty delicious IIPA. While it is not something I would drink on a regular basis, it is a nice change up and one of my favorites in the style.

rangerred, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Ultra-Plinian, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

navin, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

leftoverburrito, May 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

schnell, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MrBuckHigh, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Thirsty_Rob, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

sofisdad, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Coduhhh, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JHendu, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

blknikon, May 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

markcp, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jeremy6566, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bilhelm, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

pcsnyder, May 07, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -17.1%

A - orange / gold, clear, white head, great retention and lacing

S - pine resin, some sweet citrus/floral notes

T - pine resin, citrus pith, bitterness

M - medium, rich because of the blast of flavors, not syrupy

O - not enough balance, tons of hop bitterness without anything interesting/enjoyable

If you buy this expecting a balanced, enjoyable beer you will be disappointed. There are better hop bombs that manage to provide a more balanced, enjoyable experience. The best part of this beer is the smell.

Vec2267, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

deadliest, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TLA, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mportnoy, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

A46er, May 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Laklimell, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

I poured this one into a glass. It has a amber color body with a 2' finger of white head. The smell has a carmel note, with a great blast of citrus hops. The taste has a great hop bit up front then a little malt on the back of the tongue. i love the bite from the hops it hits your tongue like a rocket. The moutfeel is great, leaves a nice little after taste on the tongue. Over all this is a great DIPA

chefhatt, May 06, 2013
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,387 ratings.