Thursday, April 25, 2013

Green Flash Palate Wrecker

type: double-to-triple-ish IPA
origin: San Diego, CA
price: $12/4-pack
ABV: 9.5%
NSP: 11.2
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Chuck Silva and Scot Blair, the owner of Monkey PawSmall Bar, and Hamilton's; are buddies.  They got together and, yada yada, nine months later a fucking awesome triple IPA is born.

I remember when used to be a rare beer: Where can I get it?? was on your mind back then.  Nowhere was the answer.  But fortunately this is now in GF's regular brewing schedule.  It's a major hop bomb with some butteriness, a deep malt base, heavy hopping, and the acidity is in check.  This is a mother-bastard of an IPA that reminds me of Expo, but in terms of wrecking a palate, I'd say Ballast's Tongue Buckler does a better job.  Certainly, though, this will ruin the capacity of your poor, unsuspecting tastebuds to taste lesser IPA--from there you can only go to whiskey, and then to Kelly's Pub to get kicked out for throwing Bud Heavy on people, as a certain unnamed person recently did.  Ahem, ROBERT.

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