Beer Review: GREEN FLASH PALATE WRECKER

Beer Review: GREEN FLASH PALATE WRECKER

Green Flash Palate Wrecker, a creation by Green Flash Brewing, initially crafted for the Hamilton’s Tavern 2nd Anniversary celebration, is heralded as the most intricate West Coast-style IPA the brewery has ever produced. Boasting a combination of hopped wort mashing, sparging, and a meticulous hop layering process for IPA enthusiasts, this ale, with a potent 9.5% ABV and over 100 IBUs, has now been unleashed upon the world.

Appearance:

The amber elixir cascades into the goblet, forming a resolute, enduring cap of frothy white. A visually striking spectacle, setting the stage for what lies within.

Aroma:

Wafting from the goblet is a medley of enticing scents – candied orange and grapefruit intermingle with the robust notes of toffee, all underscored by a pervasive dankness. An olfactory journey that hints at the complexity within.

Taste:

The journey of flavors commences with toffee-laden malts, seamlessly transitioning into the bold zest of grapefruit. A sensation akin to chewing on a mouthful of hops unfolds, traversing the spectrum from citrusy brightness to resinous pine, ultimately culminating in an assertive and enduring bitterness that envelops the entire palate.

Mouthfeel:

An active, spicy carbonation tingles the senses, creating a slightly analgesic experience. The beer, with its full-bodied presence, leaves an enduring impression, enhancing the overall sensory adventure.

Overall:

Professing a deep affection for this libation, one could easily envision making it a perennial companion. Surpassing the charm of its predecessor, the regular Imperial IPA, the Green Flash Palate Wrecker stands as a testament to the craft, offering a multifaceted journey for those who revel in the artistry of a well-crafted imperial/double IPA.