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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,243 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,243
Reviews: 652
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 127
Gots: 237 | 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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VaTechHopHead


3.23/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, couldn't find a bottling date/code

A - Deep orange/light brown and crystal clear. Quick fading head and little lacing.

S - Semi-fresh hops but a nice Earthy and floral aroma. Quite fragrant but not too over the top like many beers of this style.

T - Mirrors the aroma with semi-fresh hops that are sticky, taste of pine, sap and fresh cut flowers. Flavor sticks to the palate well and has a chewy feel to it. Aftertaste is very Earthy and piney and lasts.

M/O - Medium body that is well carbonated and nice viscosity. Easy to drink but not a sipper. The floral taste lingers for a while. Overall I was honestly expecting more but I prefer the West Coast IPA over this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 00:00:12 | More by VaTechHopHead
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Jaldama

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-30-2012 18:29:09 | More by Jaldama
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ceight

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-30-2012 18:17:02 | More by ceight
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Cane4Beer

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-30-2012 16:17:14 | More by Cane4Beer
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cspieth

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-30-2012 14:43:51 | More by cspieth
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jriggins6

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-30-2012 13:59:41 | More by jriggins6
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-30-2012 02:36:21 | More by zekeman17
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-30-2012 01:32:52 | More by GennyCreamAle
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours out of the bottle a nice orange brown color with a billowing white head. Fluffy and thick, the head lasts forever and coats the side of my glass.

S: A big citrus aroma attacks the nostrils as you delve your nose into this one. It almost smells like you're holding a fresh hop in your hand. There is some light malt coming out as well. Hop bomb all the way, but nicely thought out.

T: I have to say this is pretty good. The hop resins really hang out on the back of the mouth as the citrus and grapefruit rules the taste. Bitter and piney, the hops provide a nice secondary taste to the fruits. This is a well executed beer, and the results live up to its name. You won't be able to taste much else for the rest of the night! (Not that that's a bad thing)

MF: The body is so light and crisp I can't believe how much flavor it has. The dry finish puts the cap on a wonderful beer that is just so easy to drink.

O: I enjoyed this even more than I did when I had it on-tap. Just a really outstanding Imperial IPA. Hope Green Flash keeps making this bad boy. Sit back, pop the bottle open, and relax. Perfect IPA for enjoying the warm weather.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 01:18:10 | More by russwbeck
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance - Glowing bright orange with a thick pillowy white head. Long retention and moderate lacing going on.

Aroma - Very inviting. Lots of tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, orange citrusy hops to go with some dank piney resin. Hint of malts.

Taste - The citrus aroma doesn't carry much to the flavor. Mostly bitter, piney resin hops. Quick hint of malts for some balance and sweetness before being overtaken by a bone dry bitter finish. The citrus notes surface a little more towards the end.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, creamy, oily mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Exceedingly long bitter hoppy finish.

Pretty good hop bomb, This beer has a lot of hype around it but I've had better DIPA's. Still a solid brew. I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 21:52:46 | More by nimrod979
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duceswild

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from whatsarezaf.

Live review:
12oz bottle pours a nice golden orange with about a half finger of head. Upon opening the bottle you can smell the hops. I knew to expect a lot of hops, but WOW.

During drinking it leaves a Leaves a good lacing throughout the glass. Taste is of hops and pine. Even at 9.5% I don't get a lot of alcohol taste from this beer.

Not sure that I could correctly taste a beer properly after this one as it is a palate wrecker for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 21:22:55 | More by duceswild
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-29-2012 20:33:59 | More by jrfehon33
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PLKnight


4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2012 20:06:12 | More by PLKnight
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choover14

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-29-2012 14:30:58 | More by choover14
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-29-2012 11:42:54 | More by meanmutt
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-29-2012 04:01:04 | More by richkrull
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange, but hard to tell in this light. Not much head, but the ring is sturdy. 3.5

Pine and grapefruit in the nose. Smidge of orange rind. Some booze and toasted malts. Not as impressive as I'd have liked. 4.0

Huge bitterness. Loads of pine, grapefruit, and alcohol. A hot and hop bitter Imperial IPA. Has a green grass note with a hint of vanilla. Hardly a noticable malt character. Not far from alcoholic hop juice. Interesting. 4.0

Balanced. Maybe a little thin-bodied. Still mentioning the heat here. 4.0

I like this enough. It's just crazy. A palate wrecker for sure. Obscene bitterness. For hopheads and crazy people, alike. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 03:49:15 | More by thecheapies
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jsilva

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-29-2012 02:25:15 | More by jsilva
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-29-2012 01:56:57 | More by Gatch
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RES

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-29-2012 01:10:10 | More by RES
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meltroha

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2012 00:35:48 | More by meltroha
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a four pack that cost $12. I was excited to try this and while it was a decent DIPA it just really wasn't my bag. Nice orange color, thick head, thick lacing. Smells like a bit of pine, strong hops which I like but I wasn't quite wowed. The flavor is extremely bitter but also has a strong caramel flavor from the malts. Kind of sweet too which I did not care for. Overall, above average but I won't be buying any more.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 00:28:30 | More by ArrogantB
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-28-2012 22:08:01 | More by BigTrubble
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pdxbeerdrinker

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-28-2012 21:32:11 | More by pdxbeerdrinker
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sneth019

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-28-2012 19:54:12 | More by sneth019
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,243 ratings.