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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,257 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,257
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 126
Gots: 246 | 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: 3,257 | Reviews: 653 | Display Reviews Only:
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-12-2012 02:07:09 | More by barbellsNbeers
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The best Green Flash beer I have tried so far.

Pours out a really nice bright, hazy orange with hints of amber and a nice fluffy white head.

The aroma is full of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and other fruity and floral hop scents. Very heavy on the tropical fruit with no malt detected.

The taste is very close to the aroma. There is a ton of intense fruity and floral hop flavor with a slight hint of malt sweetness in the background. It's very bitter, dry and finishes crisp.

The alcohol is hidden very well and this is very easy to drink. A great Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 20:35:38 | More by JohnnyMc
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-11-2012 19:22:29 | More by dumptruck81
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-11-2012 17:18:29 | More by 6demonbag
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2012 14:31:25 | More by JohnK17
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Sco

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-10-2012 23:01:27 | More by Sco
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-10-2012 17:12:06 | More by HopBrain
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-10-2012 04:12:55 | More by Stinger80OH
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-10-2012 02:25:59 | More by IdrinkGas
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Omer4176

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-08-2012 22:21:02 | More by Omer4176
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TallGuyCM

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-08-2012 09:43:07 | More by TallGuyCM
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent honey color with a finger of cream colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Pine, grapefruit with a little breadyness, plus some booze

T: Follows the nose, in your face hoppyness up front, along with a little dryness. Some breadyness & a touch of caramel as this warms with a ton of grapefruit. Finishes with grapefruit peel, breadyness, pineyness

MF: Fairly thick, slight carbonation, nice balance

A super DIPA, love the agressive hops & super balance lying underneath, easily one the best DIPAs I've had in a while. I've been waiting for a hop ride like this for a whilw, well done Green Flash!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 03:16:44 | More by russpowell
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ChulaVistaBarista

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-08-2012 02:54:59 | More by ChulaVistaBarista
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Sazz9

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-07-2012 22:13:11 | More by Sazz9
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chriooos


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-06-2012 21:28:05 | More by chriooos
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-05-2012 16:20:00 | More by BMart
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2012 01:37:01 | More by avisong
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap at Deep Ellum, Allston, MA - 4/2012
(review from notes)

sits a copper / orange tone in the glass with less than a 1" head remaining upon being served. aromatic nose offers an abundance of citrus / pine hops with a secondary malt presence. no surprises there.

flavor follows as expected with that assertive rush of citric (primarily grapefruit and orange rind) and pine hops follows by some background malt character. very bitter from start to finish. medium-plus bodied on the palate with average carbonation.

overall, as advertised this one bombards the palate with an unmitigated assault of hops. not something i'd want more than one of in a sitting but i like it; will definitely be back for a revisit in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 21:53:27 | More by BostonHops
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dbfp210

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-04-2012 04:48:10 | More by dbfp210
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small pine dry hop. In the taste, big pine like hops and a small note of alcohol in the end. A small bitterness and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine hop in the aftertaste. Nice big to mellow pine hops all the way through, quite enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2012 16:37:06 | More by OWSLEY069
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challenja

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served On Tap at the Black Squirrel in ADMO DC.

A: Orange gobstopper copper with a mellow sunset amber glow.

S: Hoppy sticky resin pine cone. Sweet grapefruit with candied orange bitter leavings.

T: This is one for the Hook Books. You can really taste 6 different Hop varietals flowing through this brew. Ruby red grapefruit forward. Orange rind and sappy pine cone. White confection sugar with coconut biscuit leavings. (tasting alot of biscuit lately...mmmm biscuits...)

M: Really descent medium carbo on this one. Very swisher feel to this one. NOt to heavy, not to light. It's jusssstt right..

O: A real winner for Green Flash. It takes 1st place in my taste book for them, beating out their Imperial and West Coast IPA's. A seriously goof treat for serious IPA coneheads.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 23:09:02 | More by challenja
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a perfectly clear orange pumpkin colour with about 3 fingers of foamy white head that settles to thin foamy rim.

S: Strong initial scent of pine resin followed by sweet tropical fruit, pineapple and orange peel.

T: Strong herbal citrus bitterness upfront, reminiscent of Campari. A surprising amount of sweet maltiness in the middle which finishes with a lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation that nicely coats the mouth.

O: Surprisingly well balanced for such a hop forward beer. The alcohol is nearly undetectable.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 01:08:33 | More by FondueVoodoo
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IvoryFoxhole

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into tulip glass

A - Small head, about 1.5 fingers leaves moderate lacing. Amber color, a bit clouded.

N - Typical IIPA scents of citrus and pine, lots of malt and hops

T - Sweet malt and lots of bitter hops. Citrus. Good amount of carbonation. More going on as it warms.

M - Really good, right amount of carbonation and decent balance.

O - I like it a lot. It's a step below Pliny, but not a big one.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 16:08:26 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-01-2012 02:56:28 | More by pavpav12
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Chmpgn36


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-01-2012 02:49:59 | More by Chmpgn36
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,257 ratings.