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:
4,139
Reviews:
762
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
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216
Gots:
714
For Trade:
5
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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have had on tap in San Diego and in bottles on the east coast. IMHO, this is the best of its type - super hoppy IPA's. Lots of resin, pine, grapefruit. Some reviews say that it's unbalanced...not enough malts. Well, it's called Palate Wrecker; balance was not the objective. That being said, it is still extremely drinkable if you like the style. While it might not be so "balanced" in a traditional sense, it is delicious. This is a great beer, though not for everyone.

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Photo of InkedinRi
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Loved this ipa! Green flash really knows how to brew a tasty ipa!

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Photo of DavidS333
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strong and sort of smoothe but with a bite is a brief description of this American Double/Imperial.

If one was to describe to you the ultimate hop concoction this might be a great example there-of. Some like to be eased into things, some like baptisms of fire.

If your friend is of the latter category, and you want to get him/her into the American Double/Imperial genre of beer than I would very much suggest to you this beer.

This beer is the American Double's of American Double's. If you or someone you know is used to watery, somewhat alchoholy after-tasting beers, then I would suggest that one try this or suggest this to someone to show them the potency of hops, and how an aftertaste can be just as strong as the for or mid taste of a beer.

This beer is satisfying and great, it really showcases(as the name would imply) the potential of the aftertaste of the American Double/Imperial, and it does so with vigor and mastery. This beer is a great example of the variety of forms that hops can take to "show themselves" in a beer's taste and flavor, and overall this is a really unique and satisfying American Double/Imperial. A great beer for those new and veteran to the American Double/Imperial genre of brew.

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

The IBU'S takes this beer over the top. Try immediately.

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

Not sure why this thing isn't rated higher. Delicious!

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Photo of Luisfcarrizo
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out a clear deep amber with a big creamy white head. There is great retention and nice sticky lacing. The aroma is big citrus hops, with distinct grapefruit notes, and hints of caramel malt in the background. The taste is also big hops, but splendidly balanced against the malt backbone. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than the taste and aroma indicated but it's not at all thin or watery. A great big DIPA.

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Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,139 ratings.
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