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Green Flash Palate Wrecker - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,276 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,276
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 129
Gots: 250 | 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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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-07-2014 02:23:44 | More by MattXT
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-11-2012 20:57:56 | More by pokesbeerdude
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-13-2013 03:40:31 | More by calcnerd
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smutty33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-13-2012 16:47:40 | More by smutty33
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-07-2014 22:35:15 | More by plumcrazyfx
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-17-2012 04:30:41 | More by MaseFace
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oldvines

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-27-2012 18:05:28 | More by oldvines
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

03-30-2012 19:06:16 | More by DelicateDelirium
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-19-2014 13:44:30 | More by BarrytheBear
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Mattias

Sweden

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-25-2013 20:34:27 | More by Mattias
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-30-2014 21:17:34 | More by CGMLS3
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part two in my Green Flash excursion this evening: next up is Palate Wrecker.

Finally, a bottle date: “Bottled on 12/18/12.” Damn, that’s old. Ah well, so was Le Freak, and it was still alright. To beer with a high life expectancy!

A: Deep hazy orange with a hefty head of beige bubbles. The foam is thick and fizzy, popping at every opportunity, though falling pretty slowly. Low amounts of retention but high amounts of lacing, climbing everywhere in a chunky web.

S: A magnificent testament to the glorious, aromatic hop – a noseful of pine, lemon juice, orange pulp, and sweet wildflower that promises to wreck your palate upon first sip. Smells hoppy enough to peel paint. Not much else can be found under the cloud of hop oils other than a straw-like, barnyard graininess, a rustic quality that grounds this huge IPA in a place of natural, homegrown sentiment.

T: Rides in bright with a swift metallic tinge as puckering hop notes of citrus oil and grapefruit rind send fire across the taste buds – a spicy, peppery bitterness, but bright and fruity nonetheless. It has a certain bright air to it, a charm that only juxtaposition can bring: that is, bright hops over an orange marmalade and lemon drop not-so-thick-but-still-pretty-viscous sweetness. There’s something to this beer that other DIPAs don’t have…Ruination is set apart by its crispness, Hopslam by its thick honey/resin combo, Dreadnaught by its syrupy residual sugars. It seems that Palate Wrecker is unique because of its extremely drinkable balance; it has a certain mixture of stinging hops and grainy afterbite, a bready wheat flavor that gives this a finish that is unbelievably mild.

M: In all the right ways, this beer is crisp: a bit of bubble to its dryness, but not enough to overwhelm. And in all the right ways, this beer is sweet: a meaty thickness, but not enough weigh it down. Let’s just tell is like it is: truth be told, I drank half the bottle before I realized I was doing it. This is one hell of a drinkable DIPA.

O: One of my favorite IPAs of recent memory – and that’s not just because I’ve wiped out my recent memory with beer. Green Flash has bottled pure hop essence in a container that can barely hold it, as I found out with just a single whiff. I can honestly say that this is one of the hoppiest beers I’ve ever had, which is a distinction I don’t take lightly. I think the last time I awarded that was for Stone’s Ruination…and this is even hoppier. If this were available without a huge drive, I’d be drinking this All. The. Time.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 00:52:43 | More by BarryMFBurton
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-08-2014 03:43:13 | More by dwagner003
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-14-2012 18:11:43 | More by sideshowe
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-25-2014 04:45:46 | More by jwps214
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-08-2012 01:40:50 | More by kevgod
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

09-19-2013 13:30:25 | More by DeanMoriarty
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-26-2012 12:45:38 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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freduardo

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-30-2012 01:03:19 | More by freduardo
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-17-2014 23:33:13 | More by jaymo18
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dansmcd

Australia

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright orange amber with a finger of creamy head and streaky lacing.

S - You can smell this from across the room. Pine resin, tropical fruit. All hops and shitloads of the stuff.

T - Very bitter. Pine resin joins forces with strong mandarin peel and rips into your tongue until it recoils. Unbalanced but what do you expect right?

M - Extreme IBUs, I found it a bit over the top for full enjoyment and I consider myself a hophead of sorts (maybe I need to reassess that). Oily and resinous full bodied hop explosion.

O - I get it. I do. But for me when bitterness overpowers flavour to such a degree, that's to the beers detriment.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 07:20:31 | More by dansmcd
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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daledeee

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-28-2013 07:32:05 | More by LambicPentameter
Green Flash Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,276 ratings.