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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Palate WreckerGreen Flash Palate Wrecker

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,355 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,355
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 141
Gots: 274 | 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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Geno206

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-20-2013 02:08:33 | More by Geno206
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Skramer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-12-2013 17:59:15 | More by Skramer
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Alek

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-28-2013 23:39:35 | More by Alek
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ncfranklin

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12oz bottle to a Duvel Tulip.

A: Golden orange, with a small off-white head that recedes to a ring. Probably the alcohol level keeping the head off this one.

S: A forest of hops here. Really potent citrus of orange and grapefruit, lemony almost, notes of floral character and pine. This is what west-coast hops is all about. Nothing else going on in the nose beyond this bouquet.

T: Hops. Sticky, resiny, citrus and pine hops all over the place. This is as flavorful of a hop bomb as any I've ever had. Grapefruit and floral are most prominent flavors, but theirs alot going on under this bitter tongue biter. Only the slightest biscuity malt is present, and you really have to strain to taste it.

M: I don't think I'm breaking new ground by saying this one is bitter. It finishes clean, has lots of aftertaste of resiny hops. But yeah, don't plan on tasting any beer after this one.

O: West Coast big IPA's always seem to be a little too syrupy and boozy for me. This one hit it perfectly. It's a bitter bruiser with a ton of flavor. Definitely want more of this soon.

05-22-2012 00:49:35 | More by ncfranklin
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essjay

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-17-2013 00:08:08 | More by essjay
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mbula163

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-20-2012 01:30:59 | More by mbula163
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Chmpgn36


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-01-2012 02:49:59 | More by Chmpgn36
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TallGuyCM

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-08-2012 09:43:07 | More by TallGuyCM
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diegoblue

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-12-2013 04:26:10 | More by diegoblue
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-13-2013 01:28:25 | More by randylangford
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GR_Beer_Nut

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-19-2013 16:47:26 | More by GR_Beer_Nut
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Jyoungquist

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-15-2014 04:06:15 | More by Jyoungquist
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-23-2014 23:51:36 | More by dpgoblejr
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erikhovenkamp

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Terrific

08-17-2014 15:41:57 | More by erikhovenkamp
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-02-2013 01:58:58 | More by eagles22
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-31-2013 08:14:03 | More by Casey3236
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-22-2013 04:14:59 | More by comfortablynirm
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

The body was a deep orange shade of amber, and formed a two finger thick head in the tulip glass. The aroma was very piney and spicy and very much in line with the West Coast style. The taste is where the complexity started to show up. There was a mouth puckering, tobacco like bitterness up front which stayed throughout the taste. The initial shock of bitter was followed by some tropical fruits, such as mango and pineapple. The finish was spicy, with notes of ginger and clove. The beer felt very dry and did not show much of the character of the malt. This definitely lived up to its name, as I can't imagine having another beer after this, except if it's another Palate Wrecker.

03-16-2013 04:32:29 | More by rajendra82
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LeaderOCola

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Saw a lot of negative reviews for this and had to create an account just to chime in.

Sure this might get a negative review if

1) you dont like hops
2) you dont like citrus
3) you dont like high alcohol
4) you dont like IPAs

If , however, you like any and all of the above, this is the beer for you.

Standing tall , strong, and above peers like Stone Ruination, Green Flash West Coast IPA, any of the Oregon contenders, etc. This *is* the definitive west coast USA IPA. It reeks of scent, flavor, mouth-feel, and anything else you might want. It has grapefruit notes out-the-arse, and it does indeed, 'wreck' you palate. But that's only an issue if you want to eat during, not after. Chase this with a slice of pizza, a filet mignon, or ceviche- it doesn't matter. Your palate- true to word- will be cleansed, save for a slightly lingering citrus note. They should--- for diet conscious customers--- put out nutrition info, this must be ~250-300 cal/bottle, if that matters to you. With that said, enjoy. And drive safely home (aka taxi)

10-06-2013 08:02:50 | More by LeaderOCola
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Miles228

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-05-2014 01:11:18 | More by Miles228
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-18-2013 23:58:00 | More by Turbodog666
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Dark33

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-01-2012 01:24:31 | More by Dark33
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OneBeertoRTA

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-26-2013 22:48:56 | More by OneBeertoRTA
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-20-2012 02:16:15 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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ObiBeerCanobi

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-07-2014 01:43:36 | More by ObiBeerCanobi
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,355 ratings.