Palate Wrecker | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Palate WreckerPalate Wrecker
BA SCORE
4.16/5
4,149 Ratings
Palate WreckerPalate Wrecker
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton's Second Anniversary

Added by seaoflament on 10-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,337
Reviews:
765
Ratings:
4,149
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
217
Gots:
721
Trade:
5
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Photo of Wi_brew_bud
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

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Photo of StormAles
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shortbox81
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sellen
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drews240
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of milwaukee512
4.87/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ghrymm
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,best by 08/Aug/2017
Well with 4,140 reviews there is not much a can add.
Its a dam fine Imperial IPA i was lucky to find 12 here in Canada

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Photo of FLima
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let’s see how 6 Lbs. of hops per barrel feels like.
It poured a copper orange color with a thick thin off-white head with decent retention.
Delicious aroma with notes of passionfruit, lots of tangerines and mango, pineapple, resin, caramel, grapefruit and pine.
Hoppy flavor that made me sneeze in the first sip (my nose functions as my internal gadget to gauge hops). Mouth delivered predominant notes of mango, resin, pine, garlic, spices, some toasted malts, grapefruit, mild caramel, tea bags and lemon. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a long but not really aggressive finish. It does not feel to have over three digits of IBUs.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% is well disguised.
Although this brew has a brutal hop addition, I felt this DIPA relatively very well balanced, no room for those caramel bombs with heavy body brews we often see in the style. Complexity also showed up in several layers.
I think this could be a challenge to other brewers to do a similar beer with the same hop punch as balance and rich as this one. Well done. Not for pussies, but you don’t need to be a Neanderthal for this.

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Photo of allentownpaguy
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hoponit
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.98/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ccozzi
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkonte
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz IPA glass.
Pours orange.. nice and clear. Smells beyond hopped. I was getting some grapefruit and caramel (which was surprisingly holding its own). Definitely no hiding the alcohol here. It's not overpowering, but is in no way in the shadows either. Very bitter all the way through, with a chunky grouping of grapefruit and a host of flavors that I had problems trying to identify. MF was carbonated, and sharp.

Only being an IPA drinker for about 5 month's now.. I think I dove into the deep end too fast. This beer was way over my head when trying to detect what I was drinking. I love an Imperial anything, but the alcohol in this one was right in my face. The most aptly named beer I've had so far!

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JintheHam
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 12 fl oz bottle with a best before date of 8th August 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A very nice clear copper amber colour with a two finger off white head that had great retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.

Aroma: Earthy, piney with citrus mandarin, sweet candied orange and hints of caramel malt.

Taste: Strong bitterness, lots of citrus rind, and whenever they can get through the bitterness, there’s some pine, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel with hints of bready malt and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: It was nice but this definitely was a palate wrecker. A whole lot of bitterness, which I can certainly enjoy every now and then, but not too often.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy bronzed color with a slight orange tint along the sides of the glass. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing speckles and slides into a nice spiderweb clingy-ness. The smell has a sweet grapefruit over top of a light caramel malt, and then a lingering grassy to citrus rind bitterness. The taste has a bittersweet combination of sorts of grapefruit rind, pith and a super dry bitter citrus aftertaste leading to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice session to sipping quality about it. Carbonated nicely as a DIPA, bitterness punch overtakes the carbonation as it should. Overall, this DIPA does everything it should and lives up to its name.

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Photo of pkkosmatka
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,149 ratings
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