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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,469 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,469
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 153
Gots: 307 | 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 jwat
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jwat, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

UltimateLivewire, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of weeare138
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a transparent light gold with a small white cap that slowly fades into a gentle cap and collar. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of intense citrus, herbs, pine, flowers...reminds me tad of Hop Slam.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a blast of honey infused sugars and bitters.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, abrasive with the hops, and grassiness and herbs.

weeare138, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
3/5  rDev -27.9%

jmccraney, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Lukahn
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Lukahn, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Hawkeye1113
1/5  rDev -76%

Hawkeye1113, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of carrollmel7
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

carrollmel7, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of fmccormi
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from 22oz pry-off bottle to a large Hill Farmstead stem. No bottling date, but I picked this up the first day it hit the stores here so I’m assuming it’s as fresh as it’ll get.

Appearance (4.5): Beautiful clear, orange-gold body with an off-white head starting at two and a half fingers and fading slowly, leaving a sudsy web of lace. Surface of the head is rocky, with a mix of big fat bubbles and little bubbles all over the place. Looks great for the style.

Smell (4.0): This is an awesome, pungent mix of lime juice and weed with sweet citrus notes thrown in there—but there’s a strong lime juice thing going on here. Grassy. Great smell.

Taste (4.5): What really caught me off guard here is the grassiness of it: there’s a lot of other stuff going on in the hop profile, but the grassy character comes in right at the beginning and hangs on forever. The finish is a skunky, bitter flavor that walks the line between intense herbal, grassy notes and chewing on grapefruit rind. There’s a sweet pineapple / mango character in the background that mixes in with a pale, understated malt body—bready and plain, it comes out a bit more as it warms but it really doesn’t hold a chance next to the hops. This is great, and I’m enjoying the hell out of it.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Very good mouthfeel, finishes dry as hell (probably thanks to the booze) and it has a medium to lighter-side-of-medium body to it; carbonation is relatively understated but balanced. It’s an easy drinker, if you can handle the hops.

Overall (4.5): Great beer. Love it. It could definitely be a bit more balanced, and I’ve had DIPAs with a more nuanced or complex hop profile, but this beer promised an unrelenting hop experience and that’s exactly what it delivered. Very, very happy to have enjoyed this bastard, and I look forward to wrecking myself again in the future.

fmccormi, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Bytemesis, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours amber in color with large white head. Lacing lasts well throughout the session. Aroma is lightly malty, caramel, toasted grain, resiny/hoppy, and grapefruit with alcoholic notes. Moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and moderately alcoholic. A very nice hoppy beer!

CuriousMonk, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bentonquest, Apr 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Kirby, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of PerHops
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This is a beautiful golden orange with a pillowy head that settles down but leaves copious lacing around the glass.

S- Supery hoppy! Herbal, grassy, catty, pine, faint citrus. No alochol on the nose. Can smell some malts, too.

T- Starts off moderately sweet, but quickly asserts itself as dry and bitter. Kind of earthy with an oniony presence and some pine.

M- Good drinkability for the style.

O- Well made beer, but not my favorite example of the style.

PerHops, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright copper color with a modest white head that leaves a light coat of lacing on the glass.

Aroma of orange marmalade, a touch of pine and caramel.

Caramel and biscuit base is prominent and mouthcoating, leaving a sweetish impression. Orange marmalade and pine hops seem imbedded in this base but not really floating on top of it or front and center. Bitterness is obvious, but subdued and fairly mellow, blending with the malt base.

Medium body with a light carbonation.

CliffBrake, Apr 12, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Red-orange/ deep amber in color and transparent, very pleasing. Head retention and lacing pretty good as well.

S- Spicy and boozy, piney and sweet with a mild citrus

T- Hops over malt and a bit astringent

M- Quite carbonated- helps to make it a little bit more drinkable; coating and lingering towards the end

O- Starts out a little weak but punishes you in the end. A good and dynamic one this is.

mikeyodell, Apr 12, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Freakin' Frog in Las Vegas, NV.

appearance - medium orange with good head and retention

smell - dank hop presence, pine notes and citrus notes

taste - citrus and grapefruit hop notes followed by a nice malt backbone, good complexity

mouthfeel - big body, a bit slick, well carbonated

overall - great beer, lots of nice hop character, big bodied and delicious, alcohol is well hidden (nice to see this IIPA just under 10%)

djbreezy, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

beerFool28607, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Burt, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: vigorous pour into Duvel Tulip yielded a half-glass head of tan foam over a dark orange beer

S: citrus, hop, and pine

T: grapefruit and lemony citrus notes, piney background with lots of hoppiness; sweeter pine taste as it warmed

M: crips, bright, fresh, not sharp, no bite - very refreshing - makes me think of lake fishing on a rowboat in the summer

O: another great imperial-style IPA, in the same line as Shipyard's XXXX, Burton Baton, and the 471 IPA - if you like woodsy, piney, citrusy strong abv IPAs, then this is right up your alley

Greywulfken, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GarretD, Apr 11, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

April 2012, bought from Bottleworks.

A - Pretty clear with a reddish hint. Small head.

S - Nothing too strong, but I can get a light, hoppy scent.

T - Decently strong front with a good finish. I enjoy the bitterness left on the tongue. Fairly simple beer with straightforwardness of taste. Can pick up some citris as well.

M - Good oxidation. Hits the mouth fully and lingers, almost as if it's radically expanding on the palate.

O - Not as impressive as anticipated. I was expecting more notes of smell and taste, but it's a solid ale for summer days and when you're in need of a little bite.

BraatenBrew, Apr 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

fox227, Apr 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

tdmccarthy, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

DCon, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

gibby, Apr 10, 2012
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,469 ratings.