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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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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Ratings: 3,350 | Reviews: 658 | Display Reviews Only:
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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%

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.

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
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Amalak

New York

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

A. It has a beautifully thick, off-white foamy head. Streams of small bubbles running up the side. Good lacing. Copper color. Semi-opaque.

S. Has a weed-like scent to it.

T. Very, very intense bitter bite that almost has an electric shock effect. Quite unique. Has a rye-ish undertone. Someone said it has a pine-like hoppiness, and I would have to agree. A slight sweetness of caramel.

M. Very odd (but good) taste in back of the mouth. That's probably the pine. The aftertaste lingers for a while.

O. Very unique and interesting. The taste is vastly different from when it first hits the palate to the aftertaste that comes at the end. Complex.

04-28-2012 19:21:16 | More by Amalak
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-28-2012 15:29:01 | More by Tyrawlings
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-28-2012 13:05:56 | More by muletrane
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

A- Pours a dark golden amber color with a off white head. Head has good retention and leaves some solid lacing.

S- A pretty strong smell here. Quite a bit of tropical fruits and pine leading the way. Pretty much a hop bomb and I'm not really picking up any malts.

T - I'm digging this one at the first sip. Quite a bit of hops here a lot of tropical fruits and pine. Not really picking up any malts.

M- Medium in body with a good amount of carbonation.

O- If you're a hop head this one's for you. I really enjoyed this one.

04-28-2012 09:33:18 | More by nrbw23
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -21.2%

A - pours a hazy light orange with some yellow highlights towards the bottom of the glass. Only a sliver of white foam yet leaves some spotty lacing from swirling.

S - strong and interesting aroma. Very dank. Lots of candied orange peel, pine needles and green leaves. Hints of tropical fruit as well such as pineapple and possibly even some bananna peel.

T - sweet caramel notes up front. The crisp hop bitterness comes quickly and melds with the sweet notes for a very intense candied orange peel flavor. Sweet and bitter notes mingle and consume the palate well past the finish.

M - medium bodied. Creamy texture. Carbonation is mediumand.very crisp.

O - personally I felt this was a bit too sweet and not quite balanced. Yet an interesting DIPA overall.

04-28-2012 04:56:45 | More by Teleweizen2
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srandycarter

California

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

A - Somewhat murky dark apricot, big white head, tons of cling. Looking good.

S - Nice malt center but completely dominated by citrus and pine.

T - Nice. Meat thick caramel center splashed heavily with hop juice.

M - Medium to heavy body, great carb and balance.

D - I really like this one.

04-28-2012 04:24:32 | More by srandycarter
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-28-2012 03:28:18 | More by egrace84
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jp110099

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

04-28-2012 02:46:58 | More by jp110099
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howard12

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-28-2012 02:41:44 | More by howard12
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-28-2012 00:00:12 | More by mikepcarney
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

L - lightly hazed blazing copper color with a white head that thinned to a ring of bubbles leaving a delicate coating of lacing behind.

S - burst of citrus fruit mix.

T - biting grapefruit rind bitterness lets just a hint or two of sweetness show up before going tart, dry and bitter on the finish, a very nice drink here.

F - medium bodied with a tart but enjoyable feel.

O - one of the better tasting Dub/Imp IPA's around.

04-27-2012 23:48:26 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy amber/orange color with an inch off-white frothy head that sticks around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (tangerine, orange, grapefruit) and pine hops, and a bit of caramel malt. However, I don't pick up quite as much citrus in the taste (as compared to the aroma). Mostly I taste a lot of bitter pine hops, along with some citrusy hops (mango, grapefruit) and a little caramel malt. There's a good lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's lick and creamy with good carbonation. Overall I think this is a good brew and I'd buy it again in the future. $8.99 a bottle.

04-27-2012 21:38:42 | More by bluejacket74
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-27-2012 09:29:14 | More by RyanGoodman
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frank12

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-27-2012 07:57:29 | More by frank12
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heresy22

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2012 04:19:11 | More by heresy22
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-27-2012 02:55:51 | More by whatname
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gleemonger

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2012 01:30:02 | More by gleemonger
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

A: Deep, golden brown, with a foamy one-finger head that hangs around. A very pretty beer.

S: Equal parts orange citrus and fresh hops. Light, but serious. Some light caramel underneath, hinting that the beer might be more balanced than the name would imply.

T: Strong citrus hops upfront, namely grapefruit and light tangerine, with the most fleeting moment of caramel malt, before an all-out onslaught of bitterness from the hops hits the tongue. I love the intense bitterness, but the flavor in the finish is a bit sub-par for an ipa. Fine overall, but the finish is a letdown.

M: Smooth, medium-bodied, well-carbonated. Excellent mouthfeel.

O: Great, except for the overly bitter finish. Overall, a good beer, but not the best.

04-27-2012 00:34:11 | More by Hophead717
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HurricaneCamille


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-27-2012 00:11:58 | More by HurricaneCamille
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,350 ratings.