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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,390 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,390
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 144
Gots: 283 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

dbfp210, Jul 04, 2012
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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.

OWSLEY069, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of challenja
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.

challenja, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of FondueVoodoo
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.

FondueVoodoo, Jul 02, 2012
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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.

IvoryFoxhole, Jul 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

pavpav12, Jul 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Chmpgn36, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky tawny brown body. A solid, creamy off-white head, sticky and lingering.

S - A big blend of hops and malt in the nose. Sweet floral hops and viscous malt. A hint of maple syrup sugars, and tropical fruit.

T - A robust flavor profile, with bitter dry hops up front, tawngy mineral water and a bite of alcohol. Some malt sweetness and floral hop notes, with a bitter aftertaste.

M - A fairly smooth and soft mouth, with a bitter dry finish. Creamy carbonation supports the strength.

O - A real hoppy brew, with a few other notes.

BeerForMuscle, Jul 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ms11781, Jul 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DeezGunz14, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

amart80, Jun 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

dgeebs07, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-clear amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-grapefruit, pine, slight pepper, grassy

T-some malt and caramel and a whopping dose of bitter resinous hop flavor that lingers on the palate

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, biting

O-a super-hopped DIPA with decent drinkability

MDDMD, Jun 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

sammo, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

KyleMA, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ryser2k, Jun 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

bpowers315, Jun 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

cunninsa, Jun 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

mrebeka, Jun 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RWNay, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mbs11, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Almost clear, dark amber with random carbonation under a big, off-white, long-lasting, foamy head. Ths fine patchy lace leaves a nice screen on a Fisheye Pint glass.

Bold, fresh pine and citrus with some apricot, this one represents the style well.

As one should expect from an IIPA, grapefruit and fresh pine dominate with high bitterness from the entry long into the finish. There is some, but only some, light sweetness.

Full bodied and palate-coating, the alcohol is less than anticipated and it is very dry with modest carbonation.

What’s in a name? This one delivers as advertised. A great hop bomb with tons of flavor and aroma. While difficult to consume, it is well worth the effort. One could discuss this beer at length as it holds up to warming. However, the palate screams for relief.

SLeffler27, Jun 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice clear orange / amber appearance with a full frothy head.
S: Citrus / spicy aroma.
T: Intense hop flavor which leads to slight malt flavor at the finish.
M: light mouthfeel with appreciable carbonation.
O: Very good IPA, I love the citrus and strong hop flavor. This is a very good IPA and I would love to drink this again.

HopsMalt, Jun 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Troville1990, Jun 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Naterobsnyk4, Jun 24, 2012
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,390 ratings.