Last Tuesday the Hashigo Zake Tuesday new release was from the much-admired Green Flash in San Diego. Their West Coast IPA is a regular favorite of pretty much every animal with both  functioning taste buds and a discerning frame of mind. Actually everything that has made it out of their stable over to God’s Own has been outstanding so far, so some excitement was warranted when a deceptively normal looking liquid was served into ominously small glasses for some members of the  ThirstyBoys and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Green Flash Palate Wrecker

(Imperial IPA, ABV 9.5%)

Bitter citrus pine

needles pierce all our palates

Try and session this


Green Flash promotional poster from

We didn’t really know much about it but apparently it’s been measured at 149 IBU’s as a result of having six pounds of hops per barrel. Which explains a thing or two… We’d especially enjoy it in Spring time in the forest and food matches were 1) pork pie 2) an intense ploughman’s 3) piccalilli.

hai·ku (hk)

n. pl. haiku also hai·kus

1. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.

2. A poem written in this form.

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  1. Thank Greasy for taking over the mantle from Malice great work.

  2. troughbuoy says:

    Well done greasy.

  3. Thirstyboys says:

    yes good work…hope you ready for weds write up….

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