Beer Review #92
Green Flash - San Diego, CA
Palate Wrecker 9.5%abv
Style: Imperial IPA
Pour- Crystal clear, bright copper/amber color, and a very light beige head. The head retains for a minute or so before receding to a thin layer of foam. Nice sticky lace down the glass.
Nose- Huge citrus! Bitter pine and grapefruit explode, with a very intense sharp resin bitterness followed by a sweet caramel grainy sweetness hidden under all that.
Taste- Grapefruit and pine hop flavor start juicy but one it hits the back of your tongue that bitterness punches. During the big bitter punch I get very herbal notes mixed with those pine and citrus and resin, its weird but i can see how someone would pick out onion or garlic. Not in a bad way tho, and very very subtle along with everything else happening. In the finish I taste the sweet malts but only after the bitterness starts to lessen.
Mouthfeel- Lots of carbonation for how full in body this brew is. Lots of hop oil left clinging to my mouth.
Overall- 8/10 After having Stone’s Ruination, this is just as intense, very hoppy, very very bitter, citrus, pine, resin, floral, herbal, vegetive, and sweet. My taste buds started to tingle half way through this, but when i was a craft beer novice drinking ruination, my tongue went almost completely numb, at least i got to completely enjoy my palate being wrecked all the way through. 👍👍👍