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:
4,130
Reviews:
761
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
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216
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711
For Trade:
5
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Draft offering served in a tulip pint. The brew appears a clear copper color with a yellowish stained tan head. Some spotty patches of lace stick to the glass and rising bubbles maintain the cap.

The aromatics are dominated by hop character: pine along with an oily dank to catty quality. A minor backing of toasty grain is present keeping this brew from smelling of straight hop juice.

The flavor is surprisingly toasty with malt and some residual sweetness. After the swallow, a big dank to catty hop element strikes and sticks to the palate. Flavors of pine and trace amounts of alcohol fade into the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall not a bad brew but considering the name, its a bit of a let down. I found it to be surprisingly balanced and almost with too much malt character. It is worth a try and something I would enjoy again while fresh.

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Thanks to JayCin for knocking this tasty-looking extra off of my wants list with his box last week, been hoping to stumble across this one for a while. 12 oz. bottle dated 1/6/13. Craving hops tonight, had enough of the dark stuff for a night or two.

Pour is slightly oranged copper piping, healthy white head that sticks around. Marvelous nose on this beer, all the things that make your IPA-boner go pop: citrus, mixed tropical fruits, even pine, just enough sweetness.

Palate Wrecker is a coffin-serious name to give a beer, son: & this bruiser lives up to it. There's a disconcerting wave of caramel that whacks me behind the teeth & I think "malty?" But before the word even stops echoing in my head, the hop battalion arrives. Bittering hops seize the palate & give you a good hard shake. Hoppiness ensues: herbal, plenty of pine needles, but strangely enough, little of the fruitiness noted in the nose...maybe the intervening two months tamed that down. But in the end, this is all about the bitterness. Lovely resinous bite, slick & slippery. Like water, this goes down easily.

Lives up to its name, & that makes my heart glad. If you're going to brew a IIPA, throw that balance crap out the window: wreck my palate or give me stouts! Excellent beer. I hope this makes it to WI/MN soon!

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Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,130 ratings.
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