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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,119
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 258 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 05-08-2007

This Belgian Style IPA is an "out of the box" convergence of beer styles where American Imperial IPA meets Belgian Trippel.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Burnt orange colour with a bit of haze. A vigorous pour resulted in a large, fluffy cap of off-white bubbles that settled to a short, dense layer of foam and left behind lots of clumpy lacing. Big hop aroma. Bracing pine hit my nose first, powdery and grassy notes soon followed, then gave way to fruit tarts and mild citrus. Floral and perfumey as it warmed. Not much in the way of malt could plow through that hoppy onslaught, but there was a bit of yeast and perhaps bready character in the background along with an indistinct spiciness. Hops were much softer in the flavour and played well against the combination of pear and apple up front and the spicy alcohol notes in the finish. Bitterness was restrained yet always present, letting the rest of the flavour come to the fore until the finish where bitterness was more dominant. Sweet tart and citrus (orange peel and lemon) flavours added depth, as did bread and yeast. Pine appeared in the lingering hoppy finish with some herbal notes. Lots of complexity here, especially as it warmed and the alcohol became more prominent. A little more than medium bodied, ample carbonation but still very creamy in texture with very fine bubbles. Dryness built up over time and warmth was there from the first sip. A very drinkable mashup of American and Belgian characters. I quite enjoyed this beer from start to finish.

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Served on-tap in NYC.

Appearance is light orange, slightly hazy, nice cream colored head. Its` nose contains apple, banana, clove and belgian yeast. The taste of Le Freak has some malts, a good amount of hops, more belgian yeast, quite a bit more citrus. MF is pretty dry with some bitterness in the finish. It was nice to try this beer again, the last time I had it was a few years ago and at that time from a bottle that could have been past its` prime.

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I am really liking this Belgian IPA style and this is a great example . The hop notes are west coast big and piney but the Belgian flavours really anchor the beer. I noticed that it seemed a little confused in focus in the first couple sips but soon the hops came to the front and the beer truly tasted like an IPA from Belgian. This is a big beer and a sipper but very drinkable ( much like the DIPA from Green Flash). Cool beer

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,119 ratings.