|Standard looking bottle... Hides the intensity of what's inside|
The initial pour is a vibrant, cloudy orange colour with a slightly yellowed, lingering head
|Pictured: Me needing a new camera|
The initial taste is a light, sweet citrus on the tip of the tongue, which develops into a biscuity, crystal malt body, then rapidly hits you with a big wallop of hoppy bitterness, which lingers for a long time. And as much as it's definitely intensely bitter, I feel as though the Mikkeller may have the upper hand in the 'Hoppiest Beer I've Tried' stakes.
|See here: My camera did some weird trippy focusing, then made a gif out of it?|
Overall, I'd say this was an enjoyable, super-hoppy ale, with a surprising amount of malt flavour showing despite the lack of anything but hops in the aromatics. Not a beer you'd give to someone who's recently into craft brews, but definitely overall a tasty experience. 7.5/10
Green Flash Palate Wrecker is available from Beer Cartel in Artarmon, Sydney