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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MaddMatt639, Feb 14, 2013.
I'm getting ready to try this for the first time tonight. What are the IBU's?
I found Palate Wrecker to be bitter, yes, but not overly so. It's got other mitigating factors that balance it out to a certain extent.
Ruination, otoh, still packs a throbbing bitter whollop that really builds by the second bottle.
Mikkeller 1000 IBU and a Steel City brew at BrewWharf which made Brewdog's Hardcore taste bland
Ruination. I love it, but there has been times I have had it where I cant get it down.
One of the few beers that can cause bitter beer face after licking your lips long after its done.
Something to the power of X!
Founders Devil Dancer
I had Ruination last week and can see how multiple bottles could build on you.
I'll second devil dancer.
Fresh Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner. Still never had a beer that has come close in terms of pure bitterness...
More recently I'd say Hoppin Frog Triple Hop Dam. That beer was really made to be an intense over the top hop punch, but does so without sacrificing a nice taste.
Definitely Green Flash Palate Wrecker. That beer is terribly unbalanced...which in this case is not a bad thing at all.
Odd. I had palate wrecker and I didnt think it was that bitter. And I hate bitter. My palate must be messed up from all the DIPA's I've had recently. I had storm king a few months ago and I thought it was bitter as balls.
Easy choice for me.......Palate Wrecker
Hopsickle is crazy bitter (and delicious). Smuttynose Finest Kind is probably the most bitter single IPA ive had.
Schlafly Tasmanian IPA. Car litter, grapefruit, and lime peel.
Hoppin' Frog Hop Dam, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Dogfish Head 120
Narragansett Private Stock Imperial IPA
For me personally, India Pelican Ale was extremely bitter-in a good way.
Also this thread is making me crave some Hoptimum.
Outdated Stoudts Revel Red.
Off the top of my head it's probably 10th Anniversary Ruination, but damn was it delicious!
Short's Huma Lupa Licious and SN Optimum are up there but for me, Palate Wrecker really lives up to its name.
Numbers vary, but its in the 140 range.
Bitter good? Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary. Was liquid deliciousness when first released.
I don't think they can even measure the IBU's on Shorts Liberator.
Palate Wrecker was like licking sandpaper.
The Oracle from Bells. Or just the altbier from Zum Uerige. It is the balance, the IBU to FG ratio, the sulfates in the water, and so on.
NOT ONCE! NOT TWICE! BUT THRICE!
They must be out of their minds.
Palette Wrecker. Still have yet to finish an entire pour of it. Two years running.
Hop Stupid. 2 sips and down the drain it went.
oh yeah. Agreed. Hops with an after taste of hops!
Sound Humulo Nimbus
Green Flash Green Bullet, just truly brutal. I couldn't finish it. Had it after Sucks and Founders Centennial so that showed how truly bitter it was.
Fresh palate wrecker or the imperial they make. Ruination is interesting as well, I don't find it that bitter at first but when I get to the bottom of a bomber it is a juggernaut.
Palate Wrecker. Definitely. I love tricking my wife into drinking it. The face she makes is priceless!!
Hop Wallop, and not in a good way
Thanks! It's next after this glass of Sucks!
Lagunitas Sucks would be up there for me.