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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5/5  rDev +20.2%
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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5/5  rDev +20.2%
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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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.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,161 ratings