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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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1,870 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,870
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 85
Gots: 140 | 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:
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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Eriktheipaman

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-30-2012 01:42:02 | More by Eriktheipaman
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kevinmcgowan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-28-2013 19:17:08 | More by kevinmcgowan
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

A: snifter. nice bright orange color, very opaque. nice light orange/tan head. good retention. mild lacing.

S: some belgian notes...spices, sweet fruit, along with a big hoppy blend. citrus is the big note. nice big alcohol esters.

T: Wow. its like a dry-hopped belgian tripel. Big tripel qualities...spices, anise, clove, sweet fruits, like berries, peaches, melon. With a huge IPA flavor of hops.

M: very dry finish. a lot of carbonation. thick and meaty for both styles.

D: this is really good. a good example of the two blended styles. well worthy of a try in my book. alcohol is a little high, but hey, who doesn't like a big high ABV bomber?

09-23-2008 05:29:01 | More by paulthebeerguru
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gwdavis

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-26-2013 02:02:32 | More by gwdavis
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Duffman79

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-11-2014 06:44:51 | More by Duffman79
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hpthebull

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-14-2012 06:35:45 | More by hpthebull
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-13-2013 21:40:17 | More by jkball01
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-12-2013 04:14:41 | More by NYR_Rob
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Fattsmagee

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-27-2012 17:06:32 | More by Fattsmagee
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-26-2012 00:32:06 | More by Gagnonsux
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98green

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-13-2014 20:27:55 | More by 98green
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-09-2013 18:14:36 | More by plumcrazyfx
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-25-2012 15:14:51 | More by RyanGoodman
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-02-2013 01:54:23 | More by JohnnyMc
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justplainlawr


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-08-2014 09:15:23 | More by justplainlawr
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hayesjw

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-01-2014 15:35:18 | More by hayesjw
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BoilDinner

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-28-2012 05:19:57 | More by BoilDinner
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GaToWyo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-18-2013 02:57:09 | More by GaToWyo
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BucannonXC5

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

22-oz. bomber into a pint glass at my house on July 20, 2012. Lots of foamy white head, probably about three fingers. Honey golden pale color. The head stayed forever and was thick and foamy on the top and sides of glasses.

Got a surprising mix on the nose of citrus hops, Belgian style and American Pale Ale. First and probably the most strong note is the Belgian style - cloves, light banana, wheat. Sharp spicy bitter citrus hops, seemed to be more tangerine or orange than anything else. Also a light lemon grass.

Tasted pretty close to the smell, really what I described above. Sharp bitter pale notes, sharp bitter citrus hops, at least somewhere in between. Tangerine still is the main citrus hops that I can taste, also a bit of pine. Unlike the nose, the Belgian notes aren’t as pronounced, but they are still there. Some kind of spice is in there as well.

Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-above average carbonation. Long bitter finish.

Enjoyed this beer. Just a nice hybrid and good change of pace. Would definitely try it again.

07-21-2012 04:17:47 | More by BucannonXC5
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-23-2012 02:30:06 | More by jjcote
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Clear amber with golden trim topped by two thick fingers of white head; excellent duration and lacing. Good fruity aromas and quite a bit of farmhouse funk, more than I expected from the advertised Tripel (off The Blind Pig's printed menu; only later did I see this was Belgian IPA).

Very nice taste--fruity, a bit hoppy, lots of citrus but smooth and malty rather than gritty--mainly tangerine, pear, sour apple, and grape--really nice. Belgian IPAs tend to be much smoother than their American counterparts, and this is no different; cream and very accessible.

Very good beer, one I hope to see around the Midwest more. I wouldn't quite refer to it as freaky as the name implies, but this is a bit unusual, and welcome in its distinct style and flavor.

02-28-2010 01:00:36 | More by Gehrig
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vahjzz

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-25-2012 03:03:10 | More by vahjzz
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paulieatworld

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

pours a vivd and dense orange with a pure white, fluffly heads that disappears, halfway through.

smells of all the things you would expect from a belgian tripel. alcohol, dark fruits, sugar.

so the tastes on this one follows the appearance. i thought that this one poured awfully orange and hazy for an ipa/tripel blend and if i were blind folded i would have said that this taste much more like an ipa blended with a saison or even belgian wit. loads of orange, coriander and slight lemon zest. i don't typically find these notes in the tripels i frequent. the ipa part of this experience is almost an after thought. its like you get this intense belgian wit with high carbonation and a dry, citrus green flash west coast ipa finish.

all in all, a pretty enjoyable beer. really complex and unique and done better than the version brewed by stone. i just don't get the tripel in this.

09-09-2009 23:52:38 | More by paulieatworld
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ten1965

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2012 03:28:50 | More by ten1965
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misinformed

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

A- Hazy golden color that reminded me of tree sap. White, 1 finger head that left behind some lacing at first, but both the head and lacing quickly disappeared leaving behind a thin head.

S- On the first smell I got a big whiff of a huge mix of indistinguishable smells. After that I didn't get much. Some yeast and a general sweetness.

T- Sweet followed by hoppy goodness. Apple notes followed by steely, bitter hops. Later I tasted yeast and spice followed again by the hops. A hint of alcohol now and then, but really I would not have known this was around 9% percent if I hadn't looked at the label. Long dry hop finish. Every sip seemed to transform from sweet to bitter, but overall the hops seemed to dominate for me.

M- Some light carbonation on the tongue. Light and smooth, almost creamy at times. Pleasant to drink. No trace of the alcohol.

D- Very interesting. I can't remember the last time I had a beer with such a deep flavor profile. Every sip was a different transition from sweet to bitter. I liked it and I could easily drink more than one, but I don't think I will buy it again because of the $8 price tag.

04-17-2010 06:48:32 | More by misinformed
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.