Friday, April 13, 2012

B4TW - Green Flash Palate Wrecker

I thought about making the beer for the weekend a tailgating beer or a Boulevard beer that's now available at The K, but since I've played the baseball theme up a lot lately (and also since the Royals just got whomped for 7 runs in the 1st inning), I decided to take a different route.

So, I'm hereby naming newly arrived Green Flash Palate Wrecker the beer for the weekend. I've been anticipating this beer for a while and look forward to cracking one or four open this weekend. If the name wasn't already an indication, this IPA comes with an ABV of 9.5% and IBUs listed at 100+, so it definitely isn't messing around. Plus, it's already received a .905 on the Barry Bailey Double Jack Scale, which should be a strong indication of the beer's quality. I'll be interested to see how this compares to other double/imperial IPAs that set out to destroy your mouth (side-by-side with Ruination or 1000 IBU, anyone?).

Available on both the Kansas and Missouri sides, and in both bomber ($8 in MO) and 4-pack packages (around $11.50 in MO), there's no reason not to swing by the liquor store and grab some Palate Wrecker. If it's any indication right now, the Royals will be leaving a bitter taste in our mouths anyway, so why not continue the trend?

6 comments:

  1. I picked up a 4-pack today at Rimann PV for $10.99. Also grabbed Schlafly Yakima to tide me over during the game. Rimann suggested not drinking anything with flavor after drinking the Wrecker, as it'll do a number on your taste buds.

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  2. I too grabbed a 4-pack from Royal on 103rd, and I have thus far managed to stay awake despite having two today (albeit several hours apart). If you like really hoppy beers that will kick your ass, here you go. Tasty, boozy but good.

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  3. I drank some over the weekend and LOVED it. Wow.

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  4. Does anyone know where this is still available?

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  5. Flying Saucer had it on tap as of Monday night.

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  6. Wow. Just tried a 4pack. Better than Ruination for sure. If you like West Coast IPA, this is a bigger, badder, stronger version. You will definitely not be disappointed.

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