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:
4,143
Reviews:
764
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
217
Gots:
717
For Trade:
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange body with a small off-white with okay retention. Aromas are typical of the best DIPAs: tropical fruit and floral and citrusy notes, a bit of bubblegum and honeyed sweetness. Smack of bitterness right up front, with a blast of grapefruit and bitter salad greens. A swell of sweetness, marmalade and caramel, on the mid-palate. Finish lingers for days and days on an ultra bitter note of orange zest. Lot of body on this super substantial beer. This is very good and worth the price.

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3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

As the name would suggest there is not much complexity here, this one is a straight hop extract experience.

Pours a dark amber with dark orange hue, has a thin head with a slick and oily ring.

Smells of cleaning fluid like an orange citrus pine sol, with a rotting wet leaves pungency.

Tastes of extreme hop like extract, very one dimensional, dry almost goes full circle to a cardboard like pucker.

Feel is medium body trending toward a thinning by carbonation and killed by the strong alcohol overall.

IMO a complete failure of a DIPA by this otherwise favored brewery. There is no subtleness of craft here. I always look for a positive note from an an otherwise committed to the craft entity.
I could see this beer as still being able to deliver a hop experience after/during smoking 2 or 3 cigars!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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

The Beers of California

#74

Bottled on Date: 1/18/13

A: Orange gold with a traces of amber topped off with an good off-white head which is thick, fluffy, and determined.

S: Pineapple, mandarin orange, and apricot gust of fruity sweetness. Honey, caramel, and cane sugar are there also with faint breadiness.

T: Orange zest and pineapple quickly takes off to a towering spicy, bitterness which is dank, pine, garlic, and earth. There is a subtle, but measurable, vein of bread, honey, and caramel sweetness. As implied by the name, the hop bitterness ultimately Van Damme scissor kicks the taste buds to puckering and partially dry prostration.

M: Slippery with a medium, oily feel which coats the mouth. The carbonation is ample attempting to massage the tongue back into working condition.

O: Apparently one of highest hop per mL concentration Imperial IPA's out there, this brew will not let down even the most hop head forward beer thinkers, sporting an endless depth of hop flavors.

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Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,143 ratings.
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