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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,480 Ratings

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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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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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Mark000, Jun 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

katahdin01, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Mark5252, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

weezarc, Jun 23, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a murky burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Lots of lacing. Big whiff of piney and citrus hops. Slightly sweet. The flavor is very dry, piney bitter hops. Some sweet malt flavor but the piney hops dominate. Nice alcohol presence. Dry finish. Oily mouthfeel. This is certainly a bitter Imperial IPA. More malt presence than I expected. Overall, this is a great hoppy beer worth seeking out.

PicoPapa, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Amoxtli, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip glass

For some reason this is one of the only green flash brews that isnt in my area so I got it out of town. Been looking forward to this for a while.

A- Super hazy orange with a two finger foamy head. What a double should look like.

S- Potent pine needles and sugary citrus fruits ranging from mango, pineapple and lime. A sweet malt backbone that is completely engulfed by hops. It's a fantastic smelling brew.

T- A touch of alcohol up front followed by a wave of bitterness and hop insanity. The hops are Very fruity and citrusy all across the board. A lot of lime, orange and pineapple. This beer is extremely piney which I love in an IPA. Not as bitter as I was expecting but still incredibly bitter. No malt flavors that I could pick up on.

M- Fairly warming. If you are ok with bitter then this one is pretty darn easy to drink. Leaves a bitter bite afterwards.

O- I feel that I am quite biased towards hop focused beers so having said that this one is definitely among the best. The hop flavor is potent and quite the experience. The beer itself is pretty easy drinking and its only fault in my eyes is a slight alcohol flavor I could live without.

TwelveOunces, Jun 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear, orangey amber in the wine glass. Nice head. Carbonation is a little coarse. Mouthfeel is slick. Big hop smell.

Intense hop flavor and aroma, as you might suspect. Rather dry and tends toward astringency after a few sips.

Ridiculously strongly hopped, which I guess is the point. A little sweet, and plenty of malt as well. It's a pure hop intensity, fruity and resiny. Flavor keeps going and going. It's kind of like bitter candy. Definitely too much of a good thing, though it is almost drinkable. Hot with alcohol and spicy hop acids.

I wonder if anyone at Hamilton's has tried this out in the dog bowl. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Baron's Marketplace in San Diego.

mactrail, Jun 21, 2012
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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