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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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Ratings: 3,354
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 141
Gots: 274 | 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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Photo of richkrull


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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


3.98/5  rDev -4.3%

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

04-29-2012 03:49:15 | More by thecheapies
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-29-2012 02:25:15 | More by jsilva
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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


4/5  rDev -3.8%

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


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
Photo of BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-28-2012 21:32:11 | More by pdxbeerdrinker
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-28-2012 19:54:12 | More by sneth019
Photo of 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-28-2012 15:29:01 | More by Tyrawlings
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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


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
Photo of 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
Photo of srandycarter


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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-28-2012 03:28:18 | More by egrace84
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

04-28-2012 02:46:58 | More by jp110099
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-28-2012 02:41:44 | More by howard12
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-28-2012 00:00:12 | More by mikepcarney
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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
Photo of bluejacket74


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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-27-2012 09:29:14 | More by RyanGoodman
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-27-2012 07:57:29 | More by frank12
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-27-2012 04:19:11 | More by heresy22
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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