Palate Wrecker
Green Flash Brewing Co.

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From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #971
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,923
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 10.34%
Ratings:
4,182
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 24, 2021
Added:
Oct 04, 2008
Wants:
  218
Gots:
  722
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Originally brewed to celebrate Hamilton's Second Anniversary
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4.23 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 24, 2021
 
4.06 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Jun 01, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

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
 
3.58 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jul 14, 2020
 
3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio on Jun 15, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

As bitter as they come.

Jun 08, 2020
 
5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 04, 2020
 
3.9 by paresis from Massachusetts on Apr 22, 2020
 
5 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 10, 2020
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
 
4.91 by Jussei from Ohio on Jun 22, 2019
 
4.25 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jun 09, 2019
 
4.21 by lccrunchy from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.28 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts on Mar 03, 2019
 
4 by Muss42 from Michigan on Jan 30, 2019
 
3.29 by Dicers from Colorado on Jan 15, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mothmanscott from Georgia

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
 
4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Dec 07, 2018
 
4.25 by Vivs85 from New York on Nov 12, 2018
 
4 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2018
 
4 by soundaurora from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2018
 
5 by Stfen from Arizona on Aug 05, 2018
 
3.75 by grapeshops from California on Jul 13, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by stevoj from Idaho

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
 
4 by bdiiorio from Connecticut on May 05, 2018
 
3.86 by AWA from California on Mar 14, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

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
 
3.92 by 22Blue from Kansas on Dec 16, 2017
 
4.33 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Dec 16, 2017
 
4 by frasergrove from California on Dec 10, 2017
 
4.06 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma on Dec 07, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

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
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Oct 22, 2017
 
3.98 by scottyshades from Florida on Oct 22, 2017
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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Wi_brew_bud from Connecticut

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
 
4.16 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Aug 30, 2017
 
4.46 by Shortbox81 from Washington on Aug 29, 2017
 
4.04 by Sellen from Connecticut on Aug 26, 2017
 
4.09 by baldy00 from Connecticut on Aug 24, 2017
Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 4182 ratings