Palate Wrecker | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
4,121
Reviews:
757
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
708
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Myst
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear copper hue with a rocky two finger head. Retention is just okay but leaves a nice crown of lacing on the glass.

Very green and herbaceous, pine needles and forest floor, buries the sweet malt beneath it. Hints of tubers and orange citrus. Alcohol and vegetables on the finish, this could be very bitter, already a bit scared.

Pine needles, apricot, and orange citrus on the attack that shifts to a bit of onion and herbs later in the drink. Awfully bitter, leaves me shifting my tongue to clear the soapy resinous feeling. Caramel malt licks the sides of the tongue providing just enough sweetness to be evident.

Average body and carbonation. The bitterness leaves a residue, soapy and bitter mouth coating. Not sticky at all with alcohol hidden well.

Palate numbing bitterness delivers as promised. Summit hops with plenty of alpha acids, the aroma isn't very pleasant but it's a true treat for hop heads. Alcohol is well hidden. I have to say that this beer delivers what is promised, well done Green Flash.

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Photo of Punchy_Munchie
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DWolf
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Jcru33
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of far333
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Burnished copper with ruddy highlights and an orangey head of oily foam that settles slowly, leaving sheets up the insides of the glass. Subtle aroma of coarse brown sugar, ruby grapefruit, tangerine and orange rind pith, plus some honey notes.

A kick of big fat hops right upfront, pithy and resiny. Tons of citrus and pine, all at once flavorful and sticky and bitter. Flavors of tangerine and grapefruit, pine and orange rind. Bitterness lingers and hangs in the sides of the cheeks. Subtle malt rides beneath acting as a balance to the hops, but rides far beneath. Mouthfeel is a tad slick, but warm and tingly from the ABV. Carbonation tickle helps the hops pop. Great beer, a hophead's delight for those that like 'em bitter.

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Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of johnyb
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of crowsoup
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of hansenme
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Adavar
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of morganhowell
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of bconsidine
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of ananddullabh
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Chuck_25
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Seaba
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of robgage
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,121 ratings.
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