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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,480 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,480
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 151
Gots: 314 | 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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Photo of swanson45
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

swanson45, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of MickeyMonk
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MickeyMonk, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Auraan
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a transparent, deep amber with a one finger off white head. It looked quite nice. Scents of citrus, lemon, and grapefruit. Very appealing aromas. Flavor is almost entirely bitter grapefruit pith, grapefruit rind, a tiny hint of grapefruit and a bit of pine. Very little malt character, very much a hop forward beer. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, with low carbonation. The beer hid it's alcohol content quite well. An excellent hop forward beer, pure citrus and bitterness, probably one of the best west coast DIPAs I've tasted.

Auraan, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of sevenshubby
4/5  rDev -3.8%

sevenshubby, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of capnamerica
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

capnamerica, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of klythjohan
4/5  rDev -3.8%

klythjohan, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of BushwyckCraft
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BushwyckCraft, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of lsummers
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a great orange amber with a one finger sandy white head that stays.

Smells straight away of the tropical fruits. Very refreshing.

Taste hits with the bitter piny pineapple pine and grapefruit hops, notes of peppery burnt toffee. Relatively sweet and very bitter throughout.

Mouthfeel is sticky and round. It's definitely full bodied.

Overall, this is a great example of a west coast double ipa. Green flash separates themselves from other west coast double ipa's in the fact theirs has so much hop bitterness combined with their roasted malts. It's a unique flavor that hasn't been replicated which makes it remember able.

lsummers, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Broad Axe Tavern, Ambler, PA

Clear amber pour, with a small white head that left some splashes of lace on the glass. As would be expected, the aroma was dominated by hops, citrus pith and pine resin, with hints of a caramel malt backbone bringing up the rear. Lots of orange and grapefruit in the taste, resin, pretty intense WC hop bitterness, with a little tropical fruit and malt sweetness to take the edge off, but the hops were clearly in charge. Maybe not as intense as their regular IIPA, though I'd like to try them back to back to test that theory. Medium body, appropriately carbonated. Maybe a little intense for greenhorns, but a good brew for hopheads.

Rifugium, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jbaker67, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of NinetyNineBottles
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

NinetyNineBottles, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, bottled on 02/25/2013, possibly 02/28 since the date is a little smeared. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Fairly gentle pour yields about a half finger of creamy off-white head on top of a nice burnt golden orange colored body. A bit of a hazy look to it, with some bubbles lazily floating to the top.

S - Smell is of dank bitter hop nugs for sure. Grapefruit, rind, pine needles, and some earthiness. Perhaps a hint of caramelized malt.

T - A bitter hop bite. Fruity, juicy, and bitter. Grapefruits & pine needles. Some earthy malts, again. Hint of copper / minerals. Vague hint of hop spice, with virtually no alcohol presence in the taste at all, considering this beer's intense 9.50% abv. This beer warms me up all nice and cozy though, that's for sure.

M - Feel is of resinous hop bitterness, and some dryness.

Overall, one of the greater imperial IPA's that I have tried in recent times. One that lives up to it's subsequent hype, and is destined to become a classic. Highly recommended.

Green Flash Palate Wrecker ---4.5/5

mfnmbvp, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Proclarush, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Roman5150
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle purchased from Total Beverages in Murfreesboro, TN

appearance: very beautiful amber, 2 finger white head that dissapears quickly

smell: piney, resiny, earthy, citrusy, less grapefruit than other IPAs, more hops, hops, and more hops. this is a great smelling beer.

taste: very hoppy, in the same class as hop stoopid and ruination, this is surely a "palate wrecker". very bitter earthy finish, somewhat dry, but resolves nicely with a fruity satisfaction. Very refreshing, also some notes of grapefruit, not very much malt in this one.

mouthfeel: perfect carbonation, very smooth

overall: I'd have to do some side by side tests to compare this with Ruination and Hop Stoopid, but this is equal if not the winner for the hoppiest beer i've tried. It's so bitter, yet so damn tasty and refreshing. Give this to a non hop head and they will give you the "o" face like they just took a shot of bourbon. I bought the last 4 pack of the year at my local store, I will be buying more next year.

Roman5150, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

GinDC, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of BrianJohnson
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Nice orange coloring, fairly clear, good off-white two finger head with nice lacing
Smell: Piny, citrusy, some hints of grapefruit
Taste: Very hoppy, but with a slight sweetness underneath. The hop bitterness dissipates rather quickly.
Mouthfeel: Feels almost thinner than I'd like. Lacks the thick malt backbone. Has more backbone than Harpoon Leviathan but less than DFH 90-Minute.
Overall: I like it very much and will definitely buy again.

BrianJohnson, Apr 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.9%

NYCBUCKEYE, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

sailorastro, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jamison85, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BeerLover99, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DoomVM, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Tiernan, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ChrisCorbin, Apr 17, 2013
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,480 ratings.