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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,350 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,350
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 139
Gots: 272 | 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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crowsoup

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-03-2012 19:01:24 | More by crowsoup
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-01-2012 18:24:31 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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TequilaTom

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

09-30-2012 17:42:31 | More by TequilaTom
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DonDavido

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-30-2012 15:33:14 | More by DonDavido
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BuddhaBrews

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.9%

09-25-2012 20:51:23 | More by BuddhaBrews
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mattg

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

09-25-2012 19:29:59 | More by mattg
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JimsArcade

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours a not-quite pale yellow with a moderate head. The aroma of hops are enough to clear your sinuses. The first taste is a veritable hop explosion. With most IIPAs, the drinker becomes accustomed to the extreme bitterness as they continue drinking. This is not most IIPAs: every sip from start-to-finish tastes no less bitter than the rest. If not for the perceptible alcohol presence, you'd be hard pressed to find any kind of malt backbone here.

Without a doubt, "Palate Wrecker" is the most accurate beer name ever created. This is an IIPA that extremophiles will love.

09-24-2012 19:01:38 | More by JimsArcade
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

09-23-2012 02:40:54 | More by Giantspace
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-21-2012 01:19:38 | More by BeerMe42
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

09-20-2012 11:44:01 | More by csustar001
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nickmantia

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -51.9%

09-19-2012 18:28:43 | More by nickmantia
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Durge

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

Looking forward to this one poured from bottle to pint glass, chilled. It has a cloudy iced tea color appearance with a decent white head and nice lacing. The sniff test reveals grainy grapefruit and tea/hemp ideas, just a bit skunky in a very nice way. Great aromatics here. The flavor introduces with heavy cereal grains and light malt sweetness, but the grapefruit hops are massive! The bitterness settles into a bit of an herbal edge as well and results in a highly delectable brew, particularly for the hop lovers. The body is medium-light and the feel solidly crisp. Wow, love it!

09-19-2012 00:18:43 | More by Durge
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ASTASOLLILJA

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-18-2012 04:20:13 | More by ASTASOLLILJA
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dmartin118

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-17-2012 01:02:45 | More by dmartin118
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HopsintheSack

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-15-2012 03:12:45 | More by HopsintheSack
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verset

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

09-13-2012 02:13:13 | More by verset
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HopSlap72

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

09-12-2012 03:13:51 | More by HopSlap72
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -10.3%

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Relic Brewing Co. imperial pint glass.

A: Poured a cloudy, deep, golden yellow color with a mighty chilled haze beneath a frothy, two-finger head of off-white carbonation that leaves some streaks of clingy lace on the glass.

S: Very spicy, herbal, bitter and fruity. The nose is dominated by lush, tropical and citrus fruits, grassy, oily hop resins and a peppery, lemongrass aroma. There's a slight whiff of solvent alcohol as well.

T: Bittersweet and acidic from the get-go, the hop oils burn the palate along with a full boat of orange rind, pineapple and grapefruit sweetness. Hints of caramel tease out of the malt bill, but the lush, burning hot flavor of esters and hop resins bum rush the tongue. The finish is sharp, acidic and very bittersweet with a lingering hot sting of alcohol in the aftertaste.

M: Full-bodied, sharp and sticky, this brew stings the palate with it's intensely hopped, bitter, boozy approach. It's indeed a sipper.

O: Green Flash Palate Wrecker stays true to its namesake and will surely find a niche among hopheads and gluttons for DIPA hop punishment. The 9.5% ABV aside, the IBUs on this brew are ridiculous and any hopes you had for tasting a complex or maltier brew after it have already been dashed. I can sip one every once in a while, but it's a specialty DIPA for sure.

09-05-2012 00:57:16 | More by Gambrinus1184
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2012 22:31:43 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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vfgccp

New York

4.68/5  rDev +12.5%

A - White head with great retention and nice lace. Crystal clear, beautiful rich copper amber body.

S - Intense fresh west coast hop aroma; grapefruit, orange zest, and green plant stems.

T - The profile drips with a dense, thick, resiny bitterness. Pine sap, honey, and malt give away to an intense, lingering, grapefruit pith finish.

M - Medium/light body with a bitterness that thickens on your palate.

O - Outrageous. One of my favorite DIPAs on the market.

09-02-2012 14:29:22 | More by vfgccp
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William123


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-01-2012 01:36:42 | More by William123
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-28-2012 19:06:00 | More by mkirkland80
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Brianito

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2012 09:36:17 | More by Brianito
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-27-2012 03:04:35 | More by xdtfx
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EMPotter


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-26-2012 23:07:22 | More by EMPotter
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,350 ratings.