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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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3,729 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,729
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 175
Gots: 471 | 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:
Beer added by: seaoflament on 10-04-2008

Originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton's Second Anniversary
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Big grapefruit rind, some orange, light malty character, some pine, maybe mint.

L: Fairly clear amber, creamy white head that dissipates. Sticky lacing.

T: Hoppy blast of grapefruit and pine up front. Medium high piney bitterness with just enough malt sweetness. Finish is very long and unbelievably hoppy, lives up to its name. Dry, bitter and hoppy finish.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, alcohol slightly present.

Very good, the bitterness in this beer is unreal, yet it has enough sweetness to not be out of balance.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE
No bottled on date
Poured into a tulip glass

Green Flash's Palate Wrecker lives up to its name, with a long-lingering aggressive bitterness that emphasizes just how many hops were used in the making of the beer. Despite the intense hoppiness, the recipe makes use of a few dashes of malt flavor, to add interest and a minor nod towards balance. Add that in to a carefully calculated mouthfeel to extend time the hops sit on your palate, and you have one of my favored DIPAs at the moment. It's a DIPA that truly shows the power of hops, generally eschews balance, and still have everything work out in the end.

Pours a 2.5cm, full head of fairly dense, small bubbles that gradually recedes to a thin cap atop the beer throughout the session. Leaves some modest lacing as it descends, good, but nothing amazing. Body is a golden orange color, with orange-yellow highlights becoming more prominent as beer is held to light. Carbonation streams are visible in this transparent (filtered) beer.

Aroma of slight malt sweetness dominated by heavy, fruity hops that are a bit grapefruit and mango-like. Not getting much in the way of pine resin scent, unlike others, apparently. Like most DIPAs, there is a faint iced-tea aroma for me.

Taste opens with malt sweetness and some bright fruit flavors, such as mango and peach. Bitterness and grapefruit flavor quickly creeps in afterwards, dominating the taste buds. Mild caramel-like malt flavors appear in the latter half of tasting the more this warms, with slight ethanol traces. The aftertaste is powerfully strong, the flavor like I had chewed on a grapefruit and its rind for a while.

Body is medium to medium-heavy, with moderate carbonation to accentuate the thickness and lengthen the full-on hop effect on the palate. Mouthfeel is generally smooth, with little foaming action or carbonation crispness. Finish is expectedly dry, from hops and sugars from the huge malt bill.

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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up while in San Francisco. Smells like roses, I mean west coast ipas. Pours a dark, clear amber/copper colour. Tastes very bitter and piney. It does as the name suggests and leaves a nice tingle feeling. The high 9.5% alcohol is well hidden with each sip though. Prefered this a little more on tap, but its still pretty solid in bottle too.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A - Pours a hazy copper with 2 fingers of head with great lacing

S - Tropical fruit and piney hoppyness

T - Holy crap this is abrasively hoppy! This is easily the most hop forward beer I've had, nearly no malt to speak of. Finishes just as hoppy as it started.

M - This beer starts eating at your tongue at first drop. Moderate carbonation with a light mouthfeel.

O - God I can't get enough of this beer. And it really earns it's name of Palate Wrecker. I'm a hop head and I could care less about balance right now; give me more hops and more Palate Wrecker!

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Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,729 ratings.