Some breweries fade in and out. I haven’t had Green Flash beers in a month (or two?) and then I go out and order Sea to Sea Lager and Soul Style – Tangerine in quick succession.
So now on to Palate Wrecker 2017..
The very first sip puts you on your back foot. Very strong, piney and a bit astringent. You would think that what came next would be a heavy, near caramel malt texture to hold up the hops. But that never comes. As the beer warms, more tropical fruit notes start creeping in. I get pineapple in particular. The ABV isn’t what is front and center either. This is just straight up bitter.