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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

3,611 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,611
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 166
Gots: 397 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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)

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Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,611 ratings.