Green Flash Palete Wrecker

Discussion in 'New England' started by jamvt, Mar 16, 2012.

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  1. jamvt

    jamvt Savant (1,126) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts

    Picked up a 4pk of this yesterday in Boston. Anyone know the bottling date? I know they don't date the bottles, just wondering if any caught the date on the mother case. Will be trying my first one at 4:10 (UNC vs. UVM).

    edit: Please excuse my misspelling of "palate".
  2. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 California

    I'm not sure what the specific date is but I know it's fresh, first time bottling.

    Edit: Release says beginning in March, so sometime within the last week and a half.

    Second Edit: Release party was 3/14 so sometime close before that.

    Third Edit: This review suggests that it was bottled 2/22, guessing that is the oldest your bottles could be.

    lol edits.
  3. C63AMG

    C63AMG Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    So how is it? I grabbed a single at Julios, but I got too much other stuff I want to drink right now:slight_smile:
  4. seanwhite

    seanwhite Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2008 Massachusetts

    I got a single at Julios too, and will probably crack it this weekend. Seemed to be really high price 4.99 for a 12oz, but I have really liked everything by Green Flash.
  5. Nickfellow007

    Nickfellow007 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 Rhode Island

    I picked up a 4-pack at Julio's yesterday and cracked one open last night. It is INCREDIBLE. One of the better DIPA's I've had for sure. Drink it!
  6. jamvt

    jamvt Savant (1,126) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts

    had one last night and absolutely loved it!
  7. winkingstarfish

    winkingstarfish Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2009 Connecticut

    how is this different/compare from their imperial IPA in the yellow bomber? How much summit hop is there?
    How much is a 4 pack?
  8. fmccormi

    fmccormi Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2010 California

    Yeah I was wondering—what's the pricepoint on these 4-packs? Or the bombers, if those are around.
  9. Kozaka

    Kozaka Maven (1,476) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut

    Think the date on the cases at Julio's is 3/16. If not exact, it's definitely mid March.
  10. Goldfishman

    Goldfishman Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2012 Massachusetts

    Julio's had some 4 days ago .
  11. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Pooh-Bah (1,945) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Had this on draft this weekend on a trip out west. Big fan of many other GF products & anticipated I would love it, but was totally disappointed. Muddled, murky & tasted surprisingly malt-foward for a presumed "hop bomb". If I were blindfolded I would've guessed that beer came from Maine, not CA. :open_mouth:)
  12. jamvt

    jamvt Savant (1,126) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts

    because maine has a reputation for making bad beer? not following...
  13. dukes

    dukes Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Maryland

    Got it for $14.99 at Table & Vine. There were a lot of packs left as of Friday. I wasn't impressed with this. Not nearly a palate wrecker. Sierra Nevada Hoptimum is much more of a palate wrecker than this, and is $5 cheaper a 4 pack. I also enjoyed the flavor of Hoptimum more, though I haven't been impressed with anything Green Flash.
  14. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    I had some on tap last night - very nice hop aroma, but that did not follow into the flavor and it was severely lacking any middle. Turned kind of boozy when it warmed.
  15. Massbmx

    Massbmx Pundit (884) Apr 5, 2011 Vermont

    I like it but it didnt destroy my palate, if we're comparing vs hoptimum I feel like gf had more hop flavor and hoptimum more biterness IMO. I also didnt really care for hoptimum.
  16. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Pooh-Bah (1,945) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Thought the face at the end denoted my sarcasm towards maine's rep for malty ipa's.
  17. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Pooh-Bah (2,215) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
    Pooh-Bah Society

    Had it on tap and thought this beer didn't come close to living up to it's name. Flavor was mainly piney and then fell flat.
  18. MyIronLung

    MyIronLung Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Massachusetts

    One word, unbalanced.
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