Palate Wrecker | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Palate WreckerPalate Wrecker

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of antott0523
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours an attractive amber color. Carbonation is barely visible. Moderate beige head with some minor lacing.

Smell: Hops comes through as grapefruit and pine. The malt presence is faint and earthy.

Taste: Hops hit the tongue hard. Give it a swish and the hop oils will envelope the tongue in a warm, comforting manner. Grapefruit flavors linger, with barely noticeable malt notes of sweet tea.

Mouthfeel: The initial burst of hop oils hits like sandpaper; in a good way, if that makes sense. Drink quickly, because I found as the beer approached room temperate this effect vanished. Sticky, but not cloying,

Overall: Above average. The citrus hop notes are really not complex at all, but the sheer presence of hop oils hits the tongue hard, and I like that. There is a faint malt back that is intriguing. Overall, one of the better DIPA's that I have had recently, up against Victory DirtWolf and Flying Dog Double Dog, all of which I have tried for the first time yesterday and today.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,138 ratings.
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