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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1627
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%


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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-02-2012 05:15:16 | More by nycwinter
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a hazy orange. Gives a nice slightly off-white head that never disappears, but transforms into this light foam topping connected to the sticky lacing.

S- Smells great! Yeasty, fruity, banana cloves infused with piney spicy bitterness mixed with candied sugary sweetness. A hint of booze.

T- Begins on the Belgian side....smooth, creamy, a lot of yeast with hints of fruit sweetness before giving way to the IPA. As the IPA steps in to make itself known with its very present hoppiness.

M- has a some weight on the toungue more like the belgian and the carbonation is on dead on.

O- This is an excellent blend of two styles that really works well together. I will definitely be picking up another soon!

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 00:54:48 | More by BigMurph
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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty hazy bright yellow fluid into a tulip glass. Some sediment, a sticky lacing.

The aroma comes with sweet malts, lemon grass, honey, and floral brightness.

Flavor in the mouth has a lot going on, sweet malts up front, followed by mango/pineapple, with some bourbon-like wood on the back end. Alcohol content is definitely a ghostly presence, but not frightening. Goes down easy.

This is quite good. I'm a malt guy who loves double IPA's, but not regular IPA's. The key, here is the Belgian quality, the hop bitterness backstopped by strong fruit-juice sweetness and bready grain. I like it nearly as much as my favorite IIPA's, Double Trouble, Hopslam, Lupulin Maximus, Lagunitas Maximus, and the like.

What I identify in my more memorable Belgian pale ales and Belgian strong pale ales (and which I don't get here) is that banana-taffy flavor and aroma. I think that might be what some reviewers call a "tropical fruit" flavor? Wish I knew what gives a Belgian that odd banana sweetness. Time for research mode...

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 01:09:47 | More by martyl1000
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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.