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:
4,122
Reviews:
758
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
709
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,122 |  Reviews: 758
Photo of tubeman
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kenmac19
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aethir
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very hoppy, very caramelized. No strong aroma.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

To bitter for my palate.

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Photo of RIKIM
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnxa3
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdgreenberg85
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Captstraughan
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joerzll
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of okcommuter
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muraco3
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkDeming
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Awesome beer. Though it proclaims itself a "palate wrecker," it is accessible and not too boozy. A ton of hops but not to the point where the bitterness overcomes you. Copper color, nice lacing around the glass, and a piney essence. Very good. Will get again.

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Photo of Hophazzard
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I prefer the Green Flash Imperial IPA to this one but still a very solid offering by Green Flash.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPDOG
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Colby8938
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chico1985
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Time to start sifting through these Xmas gifts. This one was purchased by my mom, chosen simply because she "thought it looked strong". Thanks Ma. Best by 6/4/15.

A - Pour into a snifter glass is a dark orange/amber color with a finger or so of white head to start. Body is translucent. A slight cap and bits of lace remain by the end.

S - Lots of earthy weedy citrus in the nose. Particularly lots of grapefruit and straight up weed, with pineapple and piny hops there as well. Decent strength with very slight bready malt noticeable.

T - Taste opens things up nicely. Some more welcome malt presence brings caramel and honey along with some toasted bread, but still very much a 'palate wrecker'. Weedy grapefruit is still dominant for hops, but it delivers a good and intense variety of citrus pulp and earthy grass flavors.

M - Medium body that leans towards light-feeling for 9.5%, nice ample carbonation, hop bitterness is somewhat intense but not overbearing and well-softened by the malt. Slight alcohol but all in all pretty easy drinking for the style and ABV.

O - I've had this a few times now but this is the first time I've been able to really sit down with it, very good stuff. Classic Green Flash hop profile, not as complex as their West Coast IPA, but lots of good flavor to be had and a tasty slight malt backbone, drinks good for the ABV too.

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Photo of hoppy91
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidBart
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vogey77
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Myst
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 4,122 ratings.
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