Sunday, April 15, 2012

Game Day Beer Review: Green Flash Brewing Palate Wrecker Imperial IPA

photo by mikebairdvia PhotoRee

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Brewery: Green Flash Brewing, San Diego, CA

ABV: 9.50%

Reviewer: James

Look 4.0   Smell 4.5   Taste 4.0   Feel 4.5   Overall 4.5

Fabulous monster of a double imperial, Green Flash has this one spot on.  Palate Wrecker pours a solid orange, with resilient head and lacing.  

The smell is floral, with the expected hint of pine balance with something sweet.  Highly complex with the piney hops one would expect, but with plenty of malt, orange and even some honey, all balanced out with some nice carbonation which make this one a relatively light feeling double.

At 9.5% ABV, this one sends you well down the road to happiness.  Palate Wrecker is a beer drinker's beer.

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