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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,423
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 146
Gots: 299 | 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 Bierman9
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another single I bought today (12oz, $4.00) at The Beer Store. Hadn't done much in the way of hops lately, so have to make amends...

Again, using my fancy-schmancy Sammy glass.... Color is a lovely, clear copper, with plentiful carbo. Head is a touch off-white/light tan, and looks creamy and fine, lasting well. Lacing is all over the sides, too. Nose is solidly hoppy with some light maltiness mixed in. Feel is smooth and silky, with a medium-plus body.

Flavor has a good bit of malty action, more than I was led to believe by the guy at the store, who said this was purely hoppy. Bummed? Hell no! I like a bit of malt, even in DIPAs... Now there is a solid whack of hops here, too, but it's not overly bitter. There's citrus, some resiny pine, a hint of apricot.... Quite nice, all in all... Had this back-to-back with The Illinois, and I'm not sure which I like more.... Leaning a bit towards this one.... Zum Wohl!!

4.2/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Bierman9, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

cd_beer_disapear, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of dleiner
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dleiner, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of tylergoov
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

tylergoov, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of BMos
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BMos, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of greyghost86
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

greyghost86, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of darthvohn
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Snifter

Appearance: Deep orange-gold with a dense fluffy white head.

Smell: Sweet fruit - pineapple, lemon, orange & grapefruit is in abundance here, along with nice floral sweet honey and piney hop aroma. I get bready malts here as well. This is a intense smelling beer.

Taste: Malty caramel arrives first but gets pushed aside as the big citrus and pine resin flavors bulldoze to center stage. A long bitter finish.

Mouthfeel:Sticky and tacky feeling that totally coats the mouth and tongue. Creamy notes are there to ease the hops along to the finish.

Overall: The is a fantastically bitter double IPA. While the hoppy bitterness is huge, the malt does a very good job pulling back on their reins. I can only imagine how much more intense this would be if the malt profile was smaller. Great job Green Flash!

darthvohn, Apr 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

kindbeer, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Bazyx, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Fantalek, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BreweryRun, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of rjvanston
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

rjvanston, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

kwkdmk, Apr 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

HooRy9er, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BlueMoon10, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

BeerTick, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, what a great smelling beer. It's an awfully handsome, clear golden pour into a tulip, with a big cottony head that sticks around.

The aroma really distinguishes this brew. Sweet, juicy fruits galore: red grapefruit, pineapple, and finally sweet tangerine. Perhaps a honey/floral tea character.

Its early sweetness is all fruit juice. Yum. The hops come on as a salty, white grapefruit bitterness. There's almost no malt sweetness; the sweetness is fruit, only. Not candied fruit, just juicy sweet fruit. Once it's down the gullet, the aftertaste turns sharply bitter, white grapefruit rind. That hurts this beer.

Great medium-bodied richness. The high carbonation is great.

martyl1000, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of NiceTaps
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- Copper - golden orange color with a massive and billowy white head that lasts. lots of sticky foam lacing.

S- Big blast of citrus hop aroma, ruby red grapefruit. Some tropical stuff, too, pineapple.

T- Sweet malts, very sweet. Caramel. The citrus flavor is mild compared to the aroma. This bottle was given to me by a friend, freshness may be an issue here.

M- Solid feel and body. Sweet, sticky, and resinous. Lasting hop bitterness.

O- A bit too sweet to palate wreck, perhaps. Good, though.

NiceTaps, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jkrug5, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bryanbullock, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Greasy, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Spiral517, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JohnBender, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of GOBLIN
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Green Flash Palate Wrecker


Poured into pint glass

A: Orange to copper, copper to orange

S: Grapefruit, papaya, mango and caramel

T: Tasty, impressive that it doesn't overload you with hops. I can still detect citrus/tropical fruits with a caramel malt backbone

M: Smooth and sticky

O: I'll be back brah !

GOBLIN, Mar 31, 2014
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,423 ratings.