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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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3,264 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,264
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 126
Gots: 248 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-04-2014 18:06:21 | More by Knoxrb12
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-04-2014 18:03:12 | More by Berg77
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-04-2014 06:49:08 | More by Greels
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-04-2014 03:50:12 | More by Notninja
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-04-2014 00:59:02 | More by megamass
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz brown Green Flash style bottle with shades of Orange being the designated labeling color. Typical brilliance like all other Green Flash bottles. Just love them. Poured into a standard American Pint glass.

A - deep golden-orange body. Slightly off white head poured very nice and sat around the entire way down in form of a soapy thick ring of lace that left a good bit of stick.

S - more traditional hoppiness in the nose than in their other double ipa's. big grapefruit notes slam the front of the nose with chasers of lemon and pine. A hint of hop spice. Lovely, no a perfect incorporation of malt backbone. Light caramel and sweet breadiness with hints of alcohol in the back. Just a great nose!

T - grapefruit, lemon and light orange up front. Bitter pine notes are introduced toward the middle with the sweet but balanced caramel malt taking on a bigger load. Then comes the 'wrecker' part of it. Big grapefruit and fresh lemon give off a sharp bitterness in the finish.

M - full bodied with an exceptional feel and texture. Coating thickness Green Flash style. Alcohol is detected especially as Palate Wrecker warms a bit. Creamy mouthfeel and nicely balanced, but could be a bit too much for someone not into DiPa's that are meant to punish in a good way.

O - Palate Wrecker is a worthy bottling and has some real brilliance to it. I don't favor it as much as the other Green Flash double ipa's, but its still something ill buy every year. This is just another great offering from G Flash. It has equal quality and class to their other double ipa's, but still remains different in character. This is more traditional ipa turned up a few notches. Very enjoyable and well worth the experience over and over again.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 15:06:16 | More by BradtheGreat7
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

03-03-2014 14:58:00 | More by seavercm
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2014 13:40:25 | More by kushlash23
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-03-2014 04:43:51 | More by dcp27
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-03-2014 03:50:45 | More by timontheroad
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-03-2014 02:02:33 | More by JohnParadee
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-02-2014 21:43:08 | More by scruffwhor
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-02-2014 20:33:01 | More by Barnsley
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

03-02-2014 20:25:41 | More by joseph_french
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-02-2014 20:01:19 | More by mfl620ks
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-02-2014 16:13:27 | More by Yeti1979
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-02-2014 00:49:48 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Three fingers of off-white head over a glowing clear amber body. Great retention and lacing.

S - Lots of citrus

T - Massive amounts on hoppy citrus, pine and floral notes, bordering on soapy. Malts are hardly noticeable, earthy and slightly sweet. Hop bitterness and lots of alcohol hang in the aftertaste for a long time.

M - Medium/full body with moderate fine carbonation. Very smooth with resin stickiness.

O - Add this to the growing list of beers from Green Flash that I love. Palate Wrecker is everything I'd want it to be: huge citrus hoppiness, subtle malts, massive abv, and yet incredibly drinkable. Will continue to buy this often.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 22:10:05 | More by JAFoley
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4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A very good iipa. Very balanced and bold. Tons of piny and citrus notes from the hops. With just the right amount of malt sweetness to balance the beer and give it complexity. Silky, creamy mouthfeel. A very good interpretation of the style. Very Impressive

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 14:41:39 | More by hoplover82
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

03-01-2014 08:28:59 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-01-2014 06:59:15 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-01-2014 05:57:55 | More by ThePaleRider
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-01-2014 04:42:59 | More by DaftPatrick
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North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 pt 6 fl oz bomber from FMcD's poured into a tulip glass. Best by 7/2/14

A - Dark ruby red, with a two finger fluffy head that retains for a good while

S - Overwhelming grapefruit, citrus, and hops.

T - Woah, what the hell just happened? Very interesting...How to explain....The grapefruit and citrus from the nose disappear, but the hops remain. Mild sea salt. An undercurrent of dark fruit , bready malts, and alcohol heat. Grass. Bitterness lingers.

M - Mouthfeel is above average. There is some sultry smoothness to it.

O - Saw the name, and I was up for the challenge. Finished the 2nd glass, and now I am getting sleepy. I am afraid to brush my teeth for the fear of what may happen.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 03:28:31 | More by Apellonious
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-01-2014 02:42:19 | More by RobinLee
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,264 ratings.