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:
4,144
Reviews:
764
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
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717
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a large (15.5 oz) brandy snifter.

A - Pours a dark amber color with a half-finger of head that mostly dissipated except for a thin film over the beer and around the edges. A small amount of white, sticky lacing remains throughout.

S - A big bouquet of citrus, floral, and resinous hops, as well as a touch of brown sugar.

T - Citrus hops up front lend way to a slightly sweet, malty body, with strong notes of resin coming through after, which is definitely the highlight here for me. The taste is most reminiscent of a barleywine. However, there's no alcohol burn or alcohol presence at all really, which is surprising given its 9.5% content. Finishes slightly bitter with a subtle sweetness.

M - Smooth without almost no carbonation burn; almost creamy. Very good.

O - This is an excellent beer that I am very happy to have picked up on a whim. I've had their West Coast IPA before; this seemed less bitter, but I didn't realize until after I bought it that it's also an old bottle (1/8/13). However, that didn't seem to matter, as the hops don't seem to have faded but rather melded nicely with the rest of the beer. I'd like to try this fresh as well for comparison. Definitely worth a try, and I'll be getting this again.

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Wow what a beer!

Beer is a clear orangey color, there's about 3-4 fingers of head, you get this garlic/onion smell along with grapefruit and as soon as it hits your tongue, it's just an explosion of hop bitterness, somewhat malty in the middle and finishes super dry.

Easily drinkable for a DIPA fanatic like myself, all others beware, this is not a beer to be trifled with if you don't know what to expect let alone if you don't like other DIPAs. This beer is just insane and it's so good. Great brew from GreenFlash.

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Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,144 ratings.
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