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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Ratings: 4,121 |  Reviews: 757
Photo of Beers-es
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a clear darkish orange. Smell is citrus, floral, piney. Taste is big citrus and pine, with some earthiness as well. Bitterness is big but not overwhelming (or maybe I'm just immune these days). Feel is a thickish medium. A big beer that I enjoyed.

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Photo of Spikester
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden orange with one finger of bone color head that lasts about ten minutes. Splashes of lace on the sides of the nonic pint glass.
Smell is piney with some floral notes.
Taste is big pine resin oily hops with just a bit of malt support.
Mouthfeel is medium with proper carbonation. Finish is long dry and bitter.
Overall a true palate wrecker for sure! Kind of like drinking hop oil.

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Photo of jdell15
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Tulip. Best by date is the 1st of August 2017.

L: Clear bright amber, half finger light beige head that slowly recedes into a thin layer.

S: A lot of hops to sort through here, picking up some floral, pine, citrus and possibly herbal notes as well. Really well balanced in the hops category but not overall as expected. Faint caramel sweetness in the background though. Really makes your mouth water. Detecting a hint of booze in there too.

T: Boy is that a wallop to the palate! Very bitter but not so much that you don't want to keep drinking. Lots of citrus and pine hops making themselves heard here with underlying notes of the floral and herbal. Boozy hit after the hops mellow out. Caramel notes try to take contorl and lose becoming some background noise. Unbalanced as expected.

F: Oily, slick, Medium-full body with good carbonation. A bit syrupy.

O: Not the best IIPA but not the worst, a solid beer.

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Photo of Mbbc
3.11/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Was expecting more. My palate is still intact.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seanecy
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Pel
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chard_wells
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smaddock
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Just as the name states. A palate wrecker for sure! Super bitter, from beginning to end. Solid beer,but maybe overdone with the bitterness. Aromas are nice, but over 100 IBUs make sure you're ready!!

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Photo of kaskos
3.13/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Way too sweet. Betyer name wold be Honey Explosion.

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Photo of Studfarm69
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in orange, looks less orange as you age these. 1/4" white head. Aroma of massive caramel, hot booze, lots of bitter hops.

Taste is indeed a palate wrecker, its around 100ibus and a ton of caramel crystal malt. Plenty of citrus impact on this one. The fresher it is, the more citrus and hoppiness like a dipa, the more it ages, the more the malt and caramel seem to take over, as well as the alcohol seeming stronger.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackalope1977
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
3.38/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkSansone
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robear
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smi69
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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