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:
707
For Trade:
5
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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really want to love this beer, based on what I paid , $4.00 /12 oz , and it's reputation. Bottle poured into snifter. Orange/yellow body with some haze. Nice white head that leaves a nice ring and lacing. Very nice looking
S- Big citrus slap at first with some other fruit and some earthy notes in the background.
T- lots of grapefruit rind and citrus lusciousness , lemon and peach . Bitterness almost overwhelms upfront but sweet malty goodness backbone for balance. Boozy and bitter finish just liked I had hoped for. Too complex to review without notes
M- medium body , oily and the carbonation seems to dance on the tongue.
O- Really love this one. It's in my top 3 DIPAs. I've got so many more to try

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Pale orange with a thick, 1-finger head and heavy, prolonged lacing

S: Glorious smack of hops to the brain. Citrus dominates, but some piney resinly goodness as well. Love this beer already

T: Pays off the aroma in spades! True to it's name, it overwhelms the taste buds with exquisite hoppiness, but that's just what I was hoping for. Not that there isn't any malt in behind there, but that's really not what this beer is about. Full-bodied, yet refreshing to the point of invigorating.

M: The tongue just quivers in submission. Crisp, prickly and long-lasting.

O: Needless to say, I LOVE this beer. A hop-bomb among hop-bombs, so understandably, it's not for everyone, but if you're a true hophead you have to at least give this a try. Too intense to drink every day, but something to pull out of fridge when you really want to "experience" a beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very nice transparent body that is a medium shade of copper. The head is a small fluffy white pillow that leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S: Very catty, and a bit of herbal tea. Not very complex.

T: Very strong grapefruit rind, accompanied by a faint caramel sweetness. There's not a whole lot of hop flavor, but there is a ton...and I mean a ton of bitterness.

M: The mouthfeel is very strong and commanding. There is no way to drink this without knowing it is there...a real kick in the face, and it lives up to the name "Palate Wrecker." The body is medium and leans toward full-bodied.

O: Overall the beer has impressive bitterness, but unfortunately lacks the complexity of hop flavor. It's not really a beer that I would recommend, but it has a novelty appeal for being extremely bitter.

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