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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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3,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,187
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 121
Gots: 227 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 3,187 | Reviews: 647 | Display Reviews Only:
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-20-2014 19:30:11 | More by Flight317
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CistercianFan

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-20-2014 17:04:03 | More by CistercianFan
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Klebe

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-20-2014 14:10:43 | More by Klebe
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thufflife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-19-2014 20:41:22 | More by thufflife
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2014 19:42:42 | More by EvoJoe
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x0darap

California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-19-2014 17:05:41 | More by x0darap
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TheBrother

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-19-2014 03:26:11 | More by TheBrother
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2014 01:11:28 | More by cbcrunch
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Comparison_Ford

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-19-2014 01:02:03 | More by Comparison_Ford
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imfatsowhat

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-17-2014 22:13:27 | More by imfatsowhat
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JTbrue

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-17-2014 19:35:37 | More by JTbrue
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ackeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2014 19:29:42 | More by ackeeper
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BuckyGallagher

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

06-17-2014 10:40:51 | More by BuckyGallagher
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oskinker

Maryland

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-17-2014 09:53:33 | More by oskinker
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Kips

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-17-2014 05:45:40 | More by Kips
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. It will be interesting to see how this one really differentiates itself from the 'regular' ol' Green Flash Imperial IPA.

This beer pours a glassy, medium brassy amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, bubbly, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some layered, bleeding runic script lace around the glass as things duly sink away.

It smells of bitter pine resin, sharp, oily orange, grapefruit, and lemon rind, bready caramel malt, a suppressed toffee sweetness, and further leafy, floral, and low-fi on the perfume hops. The taste is actually more malty up front that I might have been led to believe - rather sweet (but agreeably so) pastry-quality caramel and toffee, bready pudding, all getting their ya-yas out before that still heady pine needle, leafy things you don't fuck with on the mountain path, mild dank florals, and a few other nameless, but still astringent flora esters come 'a knockin'. Yer big-ass ABV is like an obese bomb-diffuser - a bit sweaty, but steady, and cool as a freaking cucumber from your bystander perspective.

The bubbles are fairly laid-back, just a nice lilting frothiness throughout, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and more smooth than you would think, with all those trouble-making kids, er, I mean hops, lurking about, and even a tad creamy at times. It finishes well off-dry, the malt component not about to let us think it doesn't have a say here, keeping things just as they've been thus far - no more, no less.

When I consider the term 'Palate Wrecker', a few items come to mind - one, so bitterly hoppy that your tastebuds suddenly decide to take a few days off, and two, the effect renders all others before it unworthy of the memory of the beer in play here, i.e. don't pour me another brew - I just had my palate wrecked! I don't believe that this actually falls into either category - it's just another well-made, stupidly drinkable, hedonistic example of the upper echelon of malt and hop interplay. There, I said it. Now Imma gonna go have another beer, my palate actually the one encouraging me as such.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 04:59:24 | More by biboergosum
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear bright orange, good initial head with trails of lace.

Piney, bready aroma.

Pine, bread, caramel, orange rind, apricot, with a sweet, then dank finish. Quite flavorful.

Mouthfeel slick and viscous.

One of these is just about right, as the name implies, more than that would wear on me I think. Clearly a lot going on here, but balanced enough that it's enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 01:38:36 | More by Strix
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kdwruck

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2014 23:41:53 | More by kdwruck
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2014 19:14:49 | More by twbeecher
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27.9%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,187 ratings.