Palate Wrecker
Green Flash Brewing Co.

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From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #944
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,951
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
772
Ratings:
3,411
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 30, 2022
Added:
Oct 04, 2008
Wants:
  218
Gots:
  722
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton's Second Anniversary
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Rated: 3.95 by 2beerdogs from California

Sep 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jun 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Shared 12 fl. oz. bottle, kindly provided by abemorsten. ABV is 9.5%. Hazy orange colour, large white head. Strong aroma of orange marmalade and fruity and resinous American hops. The flavour is indeed a "palate wrecker" - that is why this beer was chosen as the last beer of the evening at our tasting. Extremely hoppy flavour, but still, in its own weird way, fairly "well balanced" - mainly because the malty sweetness seems just right. to stand up to the hoppiness. Grapefruit, resin / pine and spruce. Yes, it is a "typically American double IPA", and I’ve "seen it before"- but still: Oh so GOOD! Halleluja!
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jul 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio

Jun 15, 2020
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Rated by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
As bitter as they come.
Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by paresis from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 10, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Bright orange color.

Small white head; no lacing.

Smells strongly of high grade marijuana.

Medium mouthfeel, bordering on thick.

Taste is of grapefruit and great ganja. Booze is present but not overpowering.

A delicious beer.
Jul 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.91 by Jussei from Ohio

Jun 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by lccrunchy from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good solid imperial IPA. Not up there with the best, but nice and solid. In tap at Industry Public House on Leah's b-day weekend in Pittsburgh! Good ending for lunch!

Add: 7/29/20. Trip home from Lancaster after Joy and Andy's wedding. Yes.... It's a palate wrecker!
Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.28 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Mar 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Muss42 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.29 by Dicers from California

Jan 15, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From notes 3/9/13: Pours clear golden amber producing 2 fingers of frothy, variously bubbled, moderately lasting, off-white head that leaves streaks and webs of lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with vanilla, resinous pine, grapefruit and other citrus with a hint of pineapple. Taste is hop forward resinous pine, grapefruit, lemon and orange pith and zest, backed by caramel malt sweetness with pineapple and spice (alcohol?) in a bitter finish. There is a tea-like herbal bitterness throughout. Starts bittersweet and finishes super bitter and dry. Aftertaste is resinous, oily hop bitter with some malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, creamy, drying, oily and drawing.
Dec 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Dec 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Vivs85 from New York

Nov 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by soundaurora from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Stfen from Arizona

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by grapeshops from California

Jul 13, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pleasantly surprised, as it is not as intense as I thought after reading the description. Hoppy for sure, but relatively smooth and slick. Some malt comes through the hop assault as well, making this a tasty beer. Cheers!
Jun 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.86 by AWA from California

Mar 14, 2018
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Reviewed by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the 12 oz. bottle. Pours clear copper/gold color. Hop forward, boozy smell with hints of orange and pine. Malty bitter taste with hints of honey, grapefruit and pine. Bitter to the end. Pretty good but not my fave.
Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by 22Blue from Kansas

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by frasergrove from California

Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Dec 07, 2017
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle - not really fresh (best by Aug 2017 - now November 2017) so I would like to try fresh b ut.... despite not fresh kept refrigerated and this was fantastic. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with 1-2 finger head. Caramel malt with citrus/tropical fruit aroma. Taste is sweet citrus, pineapple with distinct pine flavour followed by a dank sticky bitterness coating the mouth. Bites you and then begs you to have more. Appropriately boozy. Great!

Repeat visit as showed up in Edmonton July 2019 .... still great!
Dec 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by scottyshades from Florida

Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Wi_brew_bud from Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
So if you only Love in a beer is hops you can't really do too much better here cause this stops just short of a hop smoothie. I myself am a hops hunter so this is great. The look is about a 9 or 10 in srm in a clear glass in natural sunlight it is a 7. That's a little light since most DIPA is at least a 10. The smell is sweet and piny, nice and smooth with a nice thick forestry sting. The taste is pure hops. You can definitely feel the alcohol but you technically can't tast it cause of the power of the hops. The feel is heavy like a stout with a nice finish that reminds you of a morning coffee. Overall this is a Heavy DIPA that might be able to just get away within the fabled Triple IPA class. It begins and ends with the word Hops
Sep 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by Shortbox81 from Washington

Aug 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by Sellen from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2017
Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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