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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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3,218 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,218
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 122
Gots: 234 | 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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Jackz29

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

03-17-2014 00:28:54 | More by Jackz29
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heytomcat

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

03-16-2014 14:02:04 | More by heytomcat
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deonreds

New York

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

08-08-2012 06:40:27 | More by deonreds
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Chrisdslap

California

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

05-24-2012 00:56:10 | More by Chrisdslap
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Ncpogs

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

01-18-2013 04:17:35 | More by Ncpogs
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

2.84/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Stella Artois glass (yea I know...it was all I had clean that wasn't a pint glass)

A- Pours a light amber color with about an inch and a half of white foamy head. Beautiful, abstract, lacing is visible throughout the glass as well.

S- Very piney and super astringent. Hints of urine/ammonia...what?

T- Very sharp flavor on the front AND back end of things. It does hat it's named after and that is Wreck your Palate. My taste buds are shot at this point and it's due to the very sharp, astringent flavor of the west coast hops used and the process taken in the boil for this beer.

M- Carbonation is characteristic of the style and the bitterness puckers my mouth. There is a slight sweetness on the finish.

O- Overall an interesting brew. You've got the astringency of a serious India Pale Ale style along with the biscuity malt of an Oktoberfest style. Lots I flavor goin on! It doesn't mask the ABV however. Some alcoholic presence is detected on the nose and on the palate...

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 09:14:35 | More by Budinetz
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Rick's in Alexandria. Served in a Green Flash pint glass.

Pours a clear light copper color with a very nice off-white head. Tons of ringy lacing on the way down.

The nose carried a bit of light bready malt and some resinous hops. Very light citrus peel in the background. This is surprisingly malty. Not in the sense thy there is a strong malt presence, but just in the overall balance as there really isn't that much hop aroma there.

The flavor continues down this path. Some amber and bready malt with a heavy bitterness though not much hop flavor at all. Very unfortunate. A bit of alcohol there as well. Body is light-medium with good carbonation and pretty heavy bitterness.

I really just couldn't get into this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 02:03:05 | More by Thorpe429
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle to tulip.
Bottled on 01/08/13. Sampled on 05FEB13.

[A] Bright white and beautiful, the head rises to a finger and a half. Foamy, fluffy and incredibly well sustained, leaving a thick coating all around the glass. The body is a perfectly bright and the color of annealed copper. Above average lacing in strands.

[S] Dank, resiny hop notes abound. Floral in a green, stemmy kind of way plus dried pine. Light caramel.

[T] Just like the nose: Dank, resiny and woodsy. The flavors are on the complete opposite end of the citrusy/tropical fruit IPA spectrum, which is a nice change, but it's not my preferred flavor profile. More malty than it should be. And the finish is less-dry than expected.

[M] Full bodied with just the right amount of bitterness to overshadow the sweet, pale malt character. The carbonation is very fine, but perfectly adequate, grazing smoothly and swiftly over the tongue.

[O] Ok so, Palate Wrecker is a bit of an overstatement. I thought the beer was decent but I was more impressed with the draft version which, in all fairness was a few weeks fresher. The flavor profile is either not for me, or the bottle did not age well, or the beer wasn't very good to begin with. In any case, I would take another shot with this one, but I'll look for a fresher example.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 01:19:56 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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kdb150

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

A - Amber color, 2 fingers of cream-colored head slowly recedes, leaving lots of sticky lacing behind. A nice quarter-inch coating sticks around for a long while. Great for the style.

S - All hops, all the time. Citrus and grapefruit dominate, against a bankground hinting at dankness. A bit of alcohol bite as well. Nice aroma, with the alcohol note knocking it down a notch.

T - Overwhelming bitter/dank flavor, with just a hint of the great citrus/grapefruit that was in the nose. With no real malt backbone to speak of to balance out the bitterness, this did not deliver at all on the flavor. I guess I should have taken the name at its word, but the taste has no redeeming qualities at all, it just overwhelms with an unpleasant bitter dankness that should never be the only flavor in a beer.

M - Good feel, not thin, not overly thick, with good carbonation.

O - It's honestly a shame the taste on this beer is so awful, because everything else is actually rather good. But with the overwhelming dank, bitter flavor, it's hard to recommend this beer. I'll skip it in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 06:26:15 | More by kdb150
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seavercm

Georgia

3/5  rDev -27.9%

03-03-2014 14:58:00 | More by seavercm
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jmccraney

Washington

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-13-2012 16:39:11 | More by jmccraney
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Bieniek30

New York

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-15-2014 01:28:01 | More by Bieniek30
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broadway848

New York

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-20-2013 01:34:19 | More by broadway848
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sneth019

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-28-2012 19:54:12 | More by sneth019
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-13-2014 18:50:11 | More by Dcunicelli
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.9%

03-16-2014 12:33:13 | More by TooGood
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-31-2013 23:43:51 | More by DrunkenMonk
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jmilo64

Maine

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-07-2013 17:57:27 | More by jmilo64
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-31-2014 16:11:24 | More by tbone64
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71gto

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-02-2012 03:01:09 | More by 71gto
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-10-2014 23:52:10 | More by Karibourgeois
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-10-2014 11:17:35 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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billhelm

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.9%

04-18-2014 16:50:40 | More by billhelm
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-25-2013 00:32:13 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-19-2012 03:28:54 | More by TheBigBoy
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,218 ratings.