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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,247 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,247
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 127
Gots: 239 | 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: 3,247 | Reviews: 653 | Display Reviews Only:
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2013 17:09:35 | More by DeutschesBier
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-05-2013 08:36:24 | More by Maillard
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

04-05-2013 06:50:31 | More by HumphreyLee
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bmoney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-05-2013 02:45:21 | More by bmoney
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-04-2013 19:01:09 | More by TriageStat
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Green Flash Brewing Co. - Palate Wrecker - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

Look - Pours golden amber/copper with a small fizzy head. Good lacing. Minimal carbonation.

Smell - Citrus and pine hops, sweet caramel malt, smooth mix, mouthwatering.

Taste - Snappy, turns smooth, followed by two hoppy waves, pine and then citrus.

Mouthfeel - Sits heavy and earrthy, decent drinkability. The mouthfeel was not the best aspect of this brew. It really does wreck your palate, but it was not in a good way for me.

Overall - Great brew, a bit raw on the palate (as advertised) but not quite what I expected. I would recommend trying though as taste is subjective.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 12:06:45 | More by JMScowcroft
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-04-2013 02:08:05 | More by rdoggg
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da_beers

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

@jmscowcroft brought a bomber over to share and review, we have been looking forward to this one for awhile. He found this hiding behind a different beer at the local shop.
A - coppery golden pour, minimal head that dissipates quickly. Had decent lacing, was bottled in Jan of this year.
S - Huge hop smell! Earthy notes abundant. Pines and citrus notes come thru at the end, hits with a malty sweetness as well.
T - very light sweet malt taste. Citrus at the end. Hops are obviously abundant here, massive blast. The earthiness lasts thru the end.
M - very smooth and almost velvety. Light/moderate carbonation. Has a crisp finish.
D - "Palate Wrecker" is an appropriate. Not a sessionable ale for sure. Wouldn't want multiples of this one.
O - overall enjoyed this hop bomb. Drinkibility is the low point for me, but the complexity is great. I would recommend if you haven't tried and love IPAs!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 01:41:14 | More by da_beers
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a clear golden copper body with a 3-finger off white head that falls to about a 1/2 inch cap. Some good sticky lace.

S- A little sweetness comes through first, but it's quickly followed by piney and citrusy hop aroma. The caramel sweetness comes back through towards the end again. Not getting any kind of booziness though, which is good. Just a little too sweet on the nose.

T- Good resiny hop flavor...Nice and sticky. Pine comes through first, then some grapefruit flavors. There's still some sweetness there. I know it's a DIPA, but I would've liked a little less sweetness. Still very good.

MF- Almost a full body on this, still pretty thick. Carbonation levels are right for me. Flavor's like a slick sheet of oil on the tongue. Flavors seem to last a while.

O- A very good beer. I was expecting even more of a hop bomb, but it is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 23:06:37 | More by LtCracker20
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-03-2013 04:37:51 | More by WDJersey
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Gmanofleisure

New York

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Pizza Plant in Buffalo, NY. Had the opportunity to compare to some other IPA's which I really like...surprisingly this was my favorite of the night.

Appearance: Amber color. Sufficient head.

Smell: GRAPEFRUIT. And yes, I meant to to leave caps lock on. Hoppy as well.

Taste: Hops. The name says it all. Citrus flavors, and a wicked bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation. Well balanced body.

Overall: Huge IPA. Put together nicely though. Other than the extreme hop taste, which I expected, everything balanced out. Need to find more in Buffalo!

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2013 03:28:20 | More by Gmanofleisure
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NYSPHophead

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-03-2013 00:27:38 | More by NYSPHophead
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2013 20:25:09 | More by Blaze5445
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WizzardOfHops

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-02-2013 10:16:54 | More by WizzardOfHops
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2013 09:30:50 | More by AlexChillton
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beercanman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-02-2013 09:24:18 | More by beercanman
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cmp26

California

4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is a great beer its a little spendy but worth it.i poured 2 in to my 32oz mug and after finishing had a nice buzz and was ready for bed after the 4th. this is a really strong hoppy beer with a creamy head aromatic head.i wish they would make it in six packs 4 beers is enough but your always left with that feeling of wanting more. i highly recomend trying this delicious brew

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 04:16:10 | More by cmp26
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small bottle picked up tonight at the COOP for about $3... Poured into my HotD tulip... Long lasting white head with fantastic lacing atop a clear light orange brew.

Huge resinous hoppiness coats the nose hairs. Piney with some tropical fruit notes... Very west coast.

Huge grapefruit on the palate with a little bit lesser pine.... just enough pale maltiness to deliver the hops... pretty damn bitter.

Super stoked we are getting Green Flash into Boise.

4.25/3.75/4/4/4

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 03:42:18 | More by JohnGalt1
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2013 02:07:14 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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ek_ek

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2013 01:36:20 | More by ek_ek
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Creeker1980

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-01-2013 23:26:07 | More by Creeker1980
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metalgdog

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-01-2013 23:23:51 | More by metalgdog
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-01-2013 16:23:01 | More by bconsidine
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-01-2013 13:03:22 | More by Celtics76
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GFG

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-01-2013 04:39:38 | More by GFG
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,247 ratings.