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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,384
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 144
Gots: 282 | 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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

scott2269, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

Consumed 3/25/12

Appearance: Clear, copper orange - moderately-sized, foamy white head, fades to a nice ring that leaves spotty lacing

Smell: Aggressively hopped, as promised by the name - tons of citrus, pine, and weed - wet, dank, and oily - ripe orange and grapefruit flesh, pine resin, weed, and some herbal spiciness - some pale malts and booze underneath

Taste: Pleasantly brutal - fleshy orange and grapefruit, along with zest and some serious pith - oily, resiny pine - very bitter, with a lingering bitterness - a nice malt base underneath, biscuity, somewhat boozy

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, intensely sticky, oily, and with pithy dryness - harsh, far from endearing

Overall: Certifiably destructive

This is as aggressive as the phrase "Palate Wrecker" suggests. I appreciate aggressive hops, but this is borderline ridiculous. That being said, this is a must-try.

angrybabboon, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Phillyz
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Phillyz, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

WastingFreetime, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

derkfromwi, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Tiernan, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.2/5  rDev +1%

Had on-tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA

Appearance - Clear and golden orange in color, served to me in a snifter with an off-white, half finger head sitting on top. Fair retention, leaving a ring of microbubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Fair lacing with good stick.

Smell - Pungent hop aroma. Big tropical notes: sweet candied mango, pineapple, apricot and orange, all backed by a moderate pine character.

Taste - Follows the nose. An assault of hop, strengthened by a lightly toasted bread malt backbone. Tropical sweetness. Moderate pine dank, then a grapefruit pith bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Close to full body, slightly sticky in fact, with fair carbonation. Smooth, easy finish.

Overall - A mighty fine TIPA here. Classic West Coast Imperial IPA profile. I wouldn't mind giving this one another go, and I'd invite anyone who loves their IPA's do the same!

TheSixthRing, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of vinny21bal
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

vinny21bal, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Holy cow! Massive hop scent smack floats though the air upon opening... Yum!

iHuge! foamy white head rises from the hazed orange brew. Lots of yellow and some reds. Nice lacing too, A+.

Huge Cascase nose on this brew, almost overwhelming and too much. Strong pine and mild citrus.

Overly bitter, very little smoothness. Lots of bitterness remains long after brew is gone. This brew is like drinking pine sap. WHOA, slightly overwhelming. Good carbonation and no heat.

Slight mess of a brew, but a west coast hop bomb nonetheless. Flavor is overwhelmingly bitter without enough sweetness or smoothness. Recommended, but for only the biggest of hopheads.

chugalug06, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

FrankHammer, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

erialbill, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of russwbeck
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

A: The beer pours out of the bottle a nice orange brown color with a billowing white head. Fluffy and thick, the head lasts forever and coats the side of my glass.

S: A big citrus aroma attacks the nostrils as you delve your nose into this one. It almost smells like you're holding a fresh hop in your hand. There is some light malt coming out as well. Hop bomb all the way, but nicely thought out.

T: I have to say this is pretty good. The hop resins really hang out on the back of the mouth as the citrus and grapefruit rules the taste. Bitter and piney, the hops provide a nice secondary taste to the fruits. This is a well executed beer, and the results live up to its name. You won't be able to taste much else for the rest of the night! (Not that that's a bad thing)

MF: The body is so light and crisp I can't believe how much flavor it has. The dry finish puts the cap on a wonderful beer that is just so easy to drink.

O: I enjoyed this even more than I did when I had it on-tap. Just a really outstanding Imperial IPA. Hope Green Flash keeps making this bad boy. Sit back, pop the bottle open, and relax. Perfect IPA for enjoying the warm weather.

russwbeck, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BarrytheBear, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

HarmonMW, May 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jkball01, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Danielr26, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

smutty33, Jul 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

DeanMoriarty, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

ldhughes3, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Scotchboy
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

22oz bomber poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Clear, dark golden orange with a frothy and sticky mound of off white head.

S: Intensely floral and ctrusy with a ton of sweeter orange character and ruby red grapefruit, dank resinous pine.

T: Dry and bitter, orange, some tropical fruits, pineapple, lots of floral & citrus-forward hops, herbal & piney hop oil, with a touch of a bready malt backbone.

MF: Moderate body with good carbonation, dry and bitter with a dry finish.

O: A pretty good DIPA, not quite a palate wrecker but definitely bitter and astringent and hop-froward to the extreme.

Scotchboy, Apr 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

plumcrazyfx, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

LakerLeith, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jaswilson2, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dfillius, Feb 19, 2013
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,384 ratings.