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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Palate WreckerGreen Flash Palate Wrecker

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,620 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,620
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 167
Gots: 404 | 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:
Beer added by: seaoflament on 10-04-2008

Originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton's Second Anniversary
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4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 Bomber Edition

A: Poured a half finger head that has a apricot orange hue. Some lacing but does not stick around.

S: This beer has a fantastically strong hop resin base. However, I need more. Earthy, mossy tones round out the edges.

T: This one cuts through the BS with a chiseled hop blade. Citrus, mango, and black pepper provide the main flavors. Smooth but strong. The ABV lurks in the background, but is barely noticeable.

M: Excellent. I've had some strong DIPAs that just seem to crush the carbonation. This one is slightly prickly and very sticky.

O: A smooth ride into Hopville. All aboard!

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear shiny copper with one finger thick white head, settling to a thin ring, with wispy lacing left behind. Smell: grapefruit peel, resin, mildly herbal, with caramelized sugar and a little stone fruit in the back. Was expecting something more aggressive. Taste: oily hop extravaganza.. grapefruit, lemon rind, almost over caramel, then boozy with aggressive herbal and pine flavors, plus peach towards the end of the sip, finishing dry with a totally hop-wrecked palate. A tasty and intense hop-fix, not sure of its place in the DIPA elite, but digging it. Bottled 12/11/12.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A clear gold/amber color with a thick off-white head that leaves lacing down the glass.

Strong pine and herbal hop aromas. Very resiny and dank. Also sweet malt and some alcohol. Has a "hop syrup" type aroma.

Yep, definitely hop infused. A sweet malt base that has a heavy dose of pine and a bit of citrus hop. Some fruity esters in there too, some pineapple, peach, apple. Doesn't finish as bitter as I would have expected but there is a bit of a bite in the finish. The alcohol is only apparent in a slight burn in the finish as it is hidden behind the extreme hop flavor.

A heavier feel with a syrupy and oily feel to it.

Lives up to it's name. Sufficiently numbed the palate and I'm pretty sure I'll be tasting this for the rest of the night.

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Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,620 ratings.