Palate Wrecker | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Palate WreckerPalate Wrecker

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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

2012 Bomber Edition

A: Poured a half finger head that has a apricot orange hue. Some lacing but does not stick around.

S: This beer has a fantastically strong hop resin base. However, I need more. Earthy, mossy tones round out the edges.

T: This one cuts through the BS with a chiseled hop blade. Citrus, mango, and black pepper provide the main flavors. Smooth but strong. The ABV lurks in the background, but is barely noticeable.

M: Excellent. I've had some strong DIPAs that just seem to crush the carbonation. This one is slightly prickly and very sticky.

O: A smooth ride into Hopville. All aboard!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear shiny copper with one finger thick white head, settling to a thin ring, with wispy lacing left behind. Smell: grapefruit peel, resin, mildly herbal, with caramelized sugar and a little stone fruit in the back. Was expecting something more aggressive. Taste: oily hop extravaganza.. grapefruit, lemon rind, almost over caramel, then boozy with aggressive herbal and pine flavors, plus peach towards the end of the sip, finishing dry with a totally hop-wrecked palate. A tasty and intense hop-fix, not sure of its place in the DIPA elite, but digging it. Bottled 12/11/12.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A clear gold/amber color with a thick off-white head that leaves lacing down the glass.

Strong pine and herbal hop aromas. Very resiny and dank. Also sweet malt and some alcohol. Has a "hop syrup" type aroma.

Yep, definitely hop infused. A sweet malt base that has a heavy dose of pine and a bit of citrus hop. Some fruity esters in there too, some pineapple, peach, apple. Doesn't finish as bitter as I would have expected but there is a bit of a bite in the finish. The alcohol is only apparent in a slight burn in the finish as it is hidden behind the extreme hop flavor.

A heavier feel with a syrupy and oily feel to it.

Lives up to it's name. Sufficiently numbed the palate and I'm pretty sure I'll be tasting this for the rest of the night.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a brilliant, haze-free body and a strong effervescence. Head pours two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam with a bit of an orange cast; head retention is quite good. Wonderful!

Smell: strong, fresh, citrusy, funky and ever so slightly dank hops pervade the aroma. A hint of the sweet malt also makes it through the lupulus barrage. Quite nice.

Taste: bright fresh hops right up front; piney, citrusy, resiny. This is followed by a sweet malt with a big alcohol warmth, and finishes out with a balanced bitterness. It's bitterness actually seems low for its overall hoppiness, but make no mistake: this is an appropriately bitter beer for the style.

Mouthfeel: big body and a good carbonation make for a very creamy and satisfying mouthfeel. Good stuff.

Overall: a tasty and very drinkable beer for its ABV and general palate-wrecking properties. I'd definitely have this again.

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Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,158 ratings