Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours a bright orange with a huge white head that reduces somewhat quickly but leaves a ton of soapy stickiness.
On the nose, the hoppy fruit tones meld perfectly into the Belgian Tripel fruitiness for an aroma that's actually very reminiscent of an Argentinian Torrontes- hints of juicy orange, melon, bubblegum and lychee- with a big, sweet doughiness to the malt and other complexities of fresh leafy herbs and yeasty spice.
Palate has a huge, frothy mouthfeel, the incredibly creamy malt stitched pretty perfectly to the hop slickness- weedy and herbal with those Belgian fruit undertones of Muscat and bubblegum. The DIPA starts to show a little more on the finish, after the creaminess starts to wane, with a moderate bitterness and some herbal tones- picking up some tree fruit and juicy grapefruit on the lingering resinous finish.
What a tasty Freak, segueing perfectly from the big, creamy Tripel character into the dry, snappy DIPA character. And those fruit tones are absolutely stellar. This and the Imperial IPA are by far my favorite GFs that I've tasted, but this may just have the edge with its freakness.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2012 20:31:16 | More by TheWhiskerReview
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