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Palate Wrecker 2013

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by proseberry, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. proseberry

    proseberry May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Hello. I see a few places in my area listing that they have Palate Wrecker, both in 4-Pks. and Bombers. Then I go to the Green Flash website and see the 2013 Palate Wrecker Release Party slated for next week. So, shouldn't the national release coincide with THAT date? Might the PW I see now last years over stock? Any opinions? Thanks.
     
  2. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    I doubt any of last years is still left but Green Flash bottle dates now (in yellow below the label) so you can check for sure.
     
  3. rmcnealy

    rmcnealy Jan 13, 2006 Illinois


    Just seen some 4 packs a couple weeks back. I figured no way it could be from last year and picked one up. Needless to say, it's from last year. No bottling date either.
     
  4. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    That's surprising. If there's no date, I would assume it's last years.
     
  5. rmcnealy

    rmcnealy Jan 13, 2006 Illinois


    Yeah, the taste confirms it! :) Thanks for the bottling date info.
     
  6. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    I picked up a four pack 1.5 weeks ago.
    Bottle dated 12/17/12, the fresh batch is in stores already.
     
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  7. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    new 2013 hit binnys in the west burbs this week
     
  8. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Oh my goodness....(Bart Scott voice) CAN'T WAIT!
     
  9. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Dec 6, 2012

    still 2012 leftovers in NY, so it's feasible
     
  10. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    I had it on draft in Rhode Island already it was fresh.
     
  11. ndepriest

    ndepriest Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    I've seen a bunch in GA bottled in December. So, it's technically 2012 but still super fresh.
     
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  12. FMPLover24

    FMPLover24 Dec 1, 2011 Kansas

    Is this a year-round release? I can't find a release calendar for their line of beers.
     
  13. jsurfs82

    jsurfs82 May 13, 2008 Ohio

    Let's watch this masterpiece boost up the ranks now that it's in season! I've seen it fresh on tap so far, can't wait to get my hands on some fresh bottles. More excited for this than HopSlam.
     
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  14. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    The thing I love about this beer is that it just punches you right in the face. You open a second expecting things to calm down but it just punches you in the face again. You can't make it to round 6 - by the third you are already on the ground, spitting out teeth, wondering what the hell just happened. Right when you think it's safe - it hits you with the left hook and knocks you out. Gotta love this beer! Hopslam = hopsham - gotta get the Wrecker!
     
  15. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Haven't tried this yet, hope I can find some soon.
     
  16. tronto

    tronto Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    we didn't get any in Louisville last year, but we got everything else so I'm hoping we see it this year.
     
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  17. smutty33

    smutty33 Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Looking 4ward to this.

    I was only able to grab a single pour to try in NYC last year, before GF was finally avail. here in CT.

    Cheers All......
     
  18. mdonkey

    mdonkey Sep 2, 2009 Massachusetts

    Palate Wrecker is undrinkable. I'll take GF West Coast IPA, Imperial IPA and even Torpedo over PW any day.
     
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  19. shand

    shand Jul 13, 2010 Florida
    Beer Trader

    The fresh batch is around here in Tampa, Florida. It's so good.
     
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  20. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Now this is some bullshit. How is the South going to get it before the Bay Area markets?
     
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  21. jgagne

    jgagne Feb 23, 2011 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    Word.
     
  22. tronto

    tronto Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    I did grab some in Nashville and I thought it was one of the better IPA's I had all year.
     
  23. jgagne

    jgagne Feb 23, 2011 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    That's awesome. How the hell did Nashville get it? They don't get anything. Well I hope it will hit here. I don't see why it woudnt. But I have been suprised by this distro. before.
     
  24. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I haven't seen it hit here in VA yet - didn't even think the release has been started..
     
  25. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Nov 30, 2008 Wisconsin
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    Local store here in WI just recently started carrying Green Flash, hoping this makes an appearance.
     
  26. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Green Flash is new to my market as of a few months ago, so hopefully I'll be seeing this soonish.
     
  27. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Got a 4 pack dated 12/17/12. Tasty......very tasty
     
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  28. Absolut

    Absolut Sep 19, 2011 California

    had a mid december 2012 the other night. outstanding showing from an outstanding brewery.
     
  29. macster

    macster Dec 16, 2003 Florida

    Just enjoyed a pint on draught tonight for the first time @ Engine 15 in Jax Beach. Awesome hop explosion of a brew. Your review is spot on ThatCracker!!
     
  30. jmgrub

    jmgrub Nov 20, 2010 California

    I haven't seen it in SoCal yet...some Firestone Walker-esque distro if I say so myself.
     
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  31. HopFace

    HopFace Feb 29, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Got mine tonight at Market District in Robinson. They had 5 cases sitting out on the floor. $14.99 a 4 pack. Drank one tonight. Delicious as always. Bottled on 12-17-12.
     
  32. ficklenicholas

    ficklenicholas Jul 26, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Picked it up at Whole Foods in Sherman Oaks last night...
     
  33. jmgrub

    jmgrub Nov 20, 2010 California

    <standing corrected
     
  34. beerFool28607

    beerFool28607 Feb 22, 2012 North Carolina

    Anyone seen 4 packs of this in NC?
     
  35. proseberry

    proseberry May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Hello. Picked up a case of 12 Oz-ers today, dated 12/17/12. Took a pass on the bombers. Those were plentiful (one place had 4+ cases on the floor), but the price point, $7-8.99, made it way better to stick with the 4Pks. Thanks.
     
  36. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    Can't wait! Simply one of the best DIPA's out there.
     
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  37. moonman14

    moonman14 Sep 27, 2012 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

    I moved to Nashville in June of last year and was able to get a 4 pack and they also had bombers. I haven't seen it since then, hopefully it returns in 2013.
     
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  38. Lerxst

    Lerxst Jun 17, 2005 Florida

    Just had my very first Palate Wrecker (bottled 12-11-12) about 2 hours ago. It was very good and I enjoyed it a lot. But by no means did it wreck my palate. I think GF's Imperial is more of a Palate Wrecker than Palate Wrecker is.

    Maybe rename it "One Damn Good DIPA"
     
  39. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    PW IMO is the best brew they have ever made. They don't bottle date and I've seen plenty of reviews in late 2012 back east which was interesting if I understood last year bottling dates.

    However it is polarizing on the reviews, some love it with high scores and others butcher it.
     
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  40. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    The World of Beers in Naperville, IL has this on tap. I tried one last Saturday and enjoyed it.
     
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