Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
Location: Halftime Poughkeepsie
Appearance: Copper to brown. With the carbonation cascading down the side of glass. With next to no carbonation on a pour.
Aromatics: Hops all the way. Some orange as well, a little malt and I don't get much else.
Flavor: The mouthfeel starts very creamy. Then the bitterness of the hops kicks in. Almost no fruit hits my tongue some orange peel though.
Finish: Some orange peel remains, with the bitterness of the hops. A lot of the hops.
Notes: Best by 6/8/14
03-25-2014 02:57:57 | More by KornWallace
3.81/5 rDev -8.4%
10 oz. pour into a tulip. Liberty Union, Chester Springs, PA
A- Orange gold. Clear. Light white head, but very thin.
S- Citrus, pine, some toasted notes in the malt.
T- Some pine notes and dry citrus peel. Malt is barely noticeable. Fairly juicy.
M- Medium body, some hoppy boozy burn but less bitter than the name suggests.
O- This was juicier than expected, and less palate wrecking than expected.
03-24-2014 12:10:39 | More by BWED
4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
My first time blasting this one. I've had a chance before and sort of chickened out, based more on the name than anything. But it's been a few months and I've gotten a taste for extreme hops, so let's give it a shot.
Appearance: Dark, reddish gold. Giant head that was very slow to form. I poured this right out of the fridge which typically reduces head, and for a few seconds there was nothing but eventually the foam rose up to its full height. Very sticky appearance. I poured it too fast and the bubbles rose past the top of the glass but never overflowed. Must be a lot of hops (duh)!
Smell: lots of hops (duh again). Big West Coast attributes of citrus and pine or whatever. Lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, all of the hottest fruits are somewhat identifiable in here. It really reminds me of a stronger Lagunitas Sucks. Deliciously fragrant.
Taste: intense, but actually not as intense or flavorful as the nose implies. They added a lot of bready malts to balance the hops and I think it may have actually been too much. It balances out the (very powerful) bitterness, but the sweeter malts take over somewhat from the super fruity hops. Still quite good, but a very odd beast in terms of balance. The citrus hops pop out more as it warms, but the finish is still all malt. Bitterness is high, not unpleasant, just kind of odd with how the flavors are balanced.
Mouthfeel: sticky as all hell, likely due to the mass amounts of hops. Medium to heavy body from huge malts. Just about right for a big DIPA.
Overall: A confusing beer. Enjoyable to drink, way more enjoyable to smell, but in the end it left me wondering why they added so much malt to balance out a beer that is advertised as a "palate wrecker". I'm glad I tried it but at this price I likely won't have it again. Still very tasty, just didn't live up to its full potential as I see it.
03-24-2014 02:36:34 | More by krustster
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,355 ratings.