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%
 
 
Wants:
217
Gots:
717
For Trade:
5
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - One finger of white head. Bright beautiful deep clear orange in color. Not a whole lot of lacing

Smell - Pine, pine and more pine. Some citrus and lemon zest in there as well.

Taste - Piney with some citrus peel and then a solid lasting pine aftertaste.

Feel - Fairly carbonated, but it coats the inside of your mouth with a piney sticky film. You can taste it from the tip of your tongue to the back of your throat. Incredible.

Overall - Got lucky and got to try it on tap, but I'm definitely going to try to grab a few bottles of it too. Amazing!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, copper amber colored with a huge fluffy off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: fruity aromas of pineapple, orange, grapefruit, papaya, it literally smells like you just opened a can of tropical mixed fruit salad, citrus hops

T: pineapple and grapefruit up front, malt comes out in middle with a smooth caramel sweetness, finish is a hop explosion of grapefruit peel and pine resin

M: thick and creamy, alcohol makes itself well known, correct carbonation

O: buy it if you find it, the smell alone makes this a fantastic beer, let it warm for the flavors to fully develop

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Palate Wrecker!! I'm bracing my taste buds. 7 weeks fresh, 12 oz bottle poured into a Hop Leaf tulip glass. $13/4-pack.

Appearance: Deep amber and clear. 3 fingers of off-white creamy head with moderate retention and nice lacing.

Smell: Not getting a ton on the nose here. Pine and floral, grassy notes. Some citrus, orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Nice, but subdued.

Taste: Wow. There's the hops. Biting grassy hoppy goodness up front, with a wallop of bittering hops. Even after one sip, my taste buds are in shock. I'm sure there's a lot of malt in this one given the high ABV, but there is no way you're tasting anything other than hops with this guy. At 150 IBUs (reportedly, and I believe it), this is not for the faint of heart.

Mouthfeel: Quite smooth. Moderate carbonation and good body. Not overly dry.

Overall: This was made to be intentionally unbalanced, but even still, it is smooth and full bodied, so as to lend to the best possible experience. A lot of people won't like this, and it is honestly not for everybody. But with a name like Palate Wrecker, you should know what you're getting into. Given what they were going for, Green Flash hits the nail on the head. Not one I'd drink more than one of in a sitting, and definitely saving it for the end of the night, but I'll enjoy it again.

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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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