Palate Wrecker | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Palate WreckerPalate Wrecker
BA SCORE
90.9%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 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:
#1,330
Reviews:
765
Ratings:
4,149
Liked:
3,771
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
216
Gots:
720
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,149 |  Reviews: 765
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

Photo of Gavage
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: orange in color with a short head.

Smell: pine and earthy tones rise from the glass.

Taste: big malt profile with pine, earthiness, grapefruit, and a dank bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Light crispness to start, dry and smoother at finish.

Overall: a well balanced big beer that can't be avoided by hop heads.

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Photo of Beachops
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

On tap at N.E. Tap House Grille
Deep golden color with a long lasting frothy off white head. Rich tropical earthy resinous dank hops on the nose with bits of bready and light caramel to round it out. Flavor is a hint on the sweet side but the onslaught of hops balances that nicely. Moderate resinous earthy bitterness. Pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of emeyer
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ronniebruner
3.51/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of willcumbie
3.66/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Manuel_M
3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful red gold color with small white cap.

Aroma of strong pine and a sense of weight behind the aroma. Can't say that I actually smell the malt but it makes it's presence known.

Taste is what you'd expect from a 100 IBU brew. Hops everywhere, infield, outfield, pitching and catching. I began to notice malt about mid palate and that flavor builds to the finish then hops reemerge in the aftertaste. It all comes across as a clean, well made brew that's well rounded for the power it possesses. What I do not detect, in scent or flavor, is alcohol.

Full texture with just enough carbonation.

This is a powerful brew. Body, substance and 9.5 ABV move this guy into the heavyweight class. The sort of thing professional linebackers have for afternoon tea.

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Photo of Dillinger
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90.9% out of 100 with 4,149 ratings
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