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Palate Wrecker | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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4.16/5
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4,156 Ratings
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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:
#1,365
Reviews:
766
Ratings:
4,156
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
217
Gots:
720
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,156 |  Reviews: 766
Photo of emmasdad
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Another double IPA from Green Flash, and although I was unimpressed with their bottled imperial IPA, I was eager to give this one a shot (mainly based on my love for the IPA and red). Again, I was disappointed. Poured a fairly clear orange-amber color, with a fairly solid white head. Big hoppy nose (shock!)--grapefruit, orange zest, weed leads to a body that is similarly overrun with hops, along with a little malt, apparently in an effort to keep this one balanced. Like with the IIPA, it doesn't work. For whatever reason, Green Flash's IIPAs just don't work for me, although I generally love the style as well as pretty much everything else Green Flash brews.

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Photo of roundthewaygirls
3.19/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

poured into a tumbler

A: copper/orange color. no head. moderate lacing. chill head. rich color, but unassuming.

S: piney green flash hop profile. citrus. notes of a light, clean malt.

T: hops, y'all. extremely bitter. made me say "wooo." some faint citrus, specifically lemon in the finish. it may be the piney resins that give the beer a green tea quality.

M: the mouthfeel is as balanced as could be asked from a beer called "palate wrecker." the hops are sharp and overwhelming upfront, but the beer finishes clean and smooth.

O: pretty distinctive green flash hop profile kicked up a notch. interesting, but not as enjoyable as the imperial ipa. a little too in your face. palate wrecker, indeed.

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Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.23/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, couldn't find a bottling date/code

A - Deep orange/light brown and crystal clear. Quick fading head and little lacing.

S - Semi-fresh hops but a nice Earthy and floral aroma. Quite fragrant but not too over the top like many beers of this style.

T - Mirrors the aroma with semi-fresh hops that are sticky, taste of pine, sap and fresh cut flowers. Flavor sticks to the palate well and has a chewy feel to it. Aftertaste is very Earthy and piney and lasts.

M/O - Medium body that is well carbonated and nice viscosity. Easy to drink but not a sipper. The floral taste lingers for a while. Overall I was honestly expecting more but I prefer the West Coast IPA over this one.

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Photo of MrMeerbill
3.24/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Highly disappointing was expecting a hop bomb more like a boozy firecracker

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Photo of kindbeer
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Userme59
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Better than average but nothing great. Easy to drink a few though

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,156 ratings
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