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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,258 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,258
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 126
Gots: 246 | 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: 3,258 | Reviews: 653 | Display Reviews Only:
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fthegiants

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-05-2014 23:15:43 | More by ekpurdue
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-05-2014 17:51:55 | More by hansenm72
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whitenads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-05-2014 16:37:13 | More by whitenads
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-05-2014 03:24:49 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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EdwardK77

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-03-2014 21:17:43 | More by EdwardK77
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-03-2014 18:13:00 | More by Hoppin_mad
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amalburg

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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caahare

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-03-2014 05:03:20 | More by caahare
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-03-2014 01:59:00 | More by dmorgan310
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DOCRW

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-02-2014 23:06:32 | More by TaylorBrake
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jarrett123

New York

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

05-02-2014 22:11:59 | More by jarrett123
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tmryan21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-02-2014 16:11:21 | More by tmryan21
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psumjl269

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-02-2014 15:19:36 | More by psumjl269
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Boski

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-02-2014 02:56:12 | More by Boski
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oldmankoch

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Australia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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optimator705

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-01-2014 02:19:10 | More by optimator705
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a snifter in several increments. A reddish golden bronze color sporting a nice creamy beige head, I am indeed preparing for a palate-wrecking experience. Skimmed a couple of reviews below and cannot resist mentioning ... To the guy who was confused, the mash is sparged with a further dose of hopped wart, as opposed to the more typical water. The basis for the beer is a hopped wort, further purged of fermentables by yet more hopped wort. In any event, the aroma here is perfumy sweet, floral and herbal yet with a subtle butterscotch vibe, citrus, vinous fruit like white wine, and some dry white pepper. Green Flash manages to coax some complex multifaceted hop flavors out of its IPAs and this is no exception. The initial tastes are on the light side, some candied ginger, sweet tropical mango and lychee, something decidedly floral ... Honeysuckle? These elements give way to some grapefruit and blood orange citrus, green tea ... The bitterness ain't wrecking my palate initially, although now there's some interesting burnt mint and leather flavors revealing themselves. Soapy, slick mouthfeel with a few bubbles but not too fizzy. And BOOM, there's the bitter: Juniper and menthol, celery stalk and black pepper. About halfway through the bottle, a rank, powerfully resinous bitterness assails the mouth, like oolong tea steeped with pine needles. Some dried apricot appears in the otherwise pungent finish. Quite thick and syrupy but this does little to reign in the hoppy assault. While I have had more bitter DIPAs, at least in terms of raw power, this one steals the show when it comes to balancing aggression with nuance. Had to track it down in BC rather than Alberta.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 01:28:10 | More by CalgaryFMC
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-30-2014 21:17:34 | More by CGMLS3
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Demon_Lung

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-30-2014 21:12:16 | More by Demon_Lung
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DrMalt

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-30-2014 13:58:31 | More by DrMalt
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BucannonXC5

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas pint glass
From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $7.29 (w/ Costco card)
Purchased: April 22, 2014
Consumed: April 29, 2014
Misc.: Best by June 11, 2014

Poured a dark orange, amber hazy color with two fingers of khaki white head. A decent amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Average amount of uneven layered spotty lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention.

Smelled a pleasant mix of hops and malts. Got floral hops, citrus hops, Cascade hops, spruce, rye hops, mint toothpaste, amber malts, caramel, some slightly wet earthy malts and some unknown spicy notes.

Tasted pretty much what I expected it to after the smell. Got those heavy, earthy malts more than the hops. Caramel, rye, amber, citrus hops, light honey, light lemon and sour tropical fruit, all with an unknown spicy bitter note lingering on the tongue long after.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

Not as good as I hoped, but still a decent imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 05:02:20 | More by BucannonXC5
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,258 ratings.