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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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90
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1,766 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,766
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 80
Gots: 104 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Belgian Style IPA is an "out of the box" convergence of beer styles where American Imperial IPA meets Belgian Trippel.

(Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 05-08-2007)
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MikeGill

New York

3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I am big fan of Green Flash and I was intrigued by the idea of this blend. 22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Orange yellow color with minimal head.

Alcohol and yeast dominate the nose with some earthiness poking through. The beer is kind of aggressive at first, it needed some time to open up in the glass. Warm and clumsy was my first impression but this gave way as it mellowed.

Fruity, yeasty and bitter with some spice. I felt like the hops punched through but are covered in syrup so they play nicely with the belgium half of this brew but unfortunatly are striped to the point of only imparting bitterness, which dominates the aftertaste. A very interesting beer but not my favorite example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2010 16:33:05 | More by MikeGill
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A: 3 finger white head of robust foam, orange and bubbly.

S: Bubble gum, banana, Belgian yeast, spicy hops

T: Holy Moly! A lot going on here. Banana/Clove yeast like flavor quickly gives way to piney, spicy hops. This is a wonderful hybrid of Belgian Tripell followed by West Coast IPA. This is a big league beer, as to be expected from Green Flash.

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,766 ratings.