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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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90
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1,971 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,971
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 96
Gots: 168 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hopsleeroy for one of these - took me long enough to open it up, so it might be a little less hoppy than others have observed. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - One finger of late-rising eggshell foam with solid retention and lacing. Hazy golden orange with a nice glow to it, and streams of tiny bubbles racing to the top. I wish there was a touch more volume on this one.

S - A nice mixture of Belgian yeast and all that it entails (banana, bubblegum), citrus-y hops with a lemon zest punch, and a touch of caramel malt. I think the yeastiness is a little too present, but otherwise it's rich, complex, and potent.

T - Dry, slightly champagne-like quality, with plenty of fresh citrus and grassy hops. There's quite a bit of hop bitterness at the top of the palate and in the aftertaste, where it is joined by a hint of peppery spice. The yeast is significantly more subdued, and this allows more fruit flavors to emerge - Gala apple, lemon, grapefruit, maybe a touch of pear. The taste is wonderful, but the aftertaste is less pleasant, and brings it down a touch.

M - Lots of carbonation - probably a little too much even for the style. Very light and thin-bodied. It enters the mouth crisp and dry, yet manages to leave a ton of residual sticky resins.

D - Even though this tastes terrific, it has all the things I DON'T equate with drinkability. High carbonation, a strange and bitter aftertaste, and high ABV. It's going to be a challenge to consume all 22oz on my own (although I will succeed!). This beer would be much better off in 12oz bottles or on-tap.

A great American take on the Belgian IPA - up there with Houblon Chouffe.

MasterSki, Mar 24, 2009
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BIG UPS TO MY MAN JAMISON FOR THIS ONE!
A - 22oz bomber pours a deep transparent orange into a maudite tulip and gives a 2 finger fluffy head that falls quickly but leaving good lacing down the glass

A - light citrus hops, banana fruity aroma and the belgian yeasty esters, very pleasant and not overly belgian influenced.

T - very pale malt, again a banana flavor, good citrusy hops and the belgian yeast follow, finishing with a good hop bitterness, but could use more, alcohol detected. very easy to drink for myself.

M - actually a big body on this one closer to full and especially for the style. slight numbingness on the tongue. carbonation is light. It's is actually a dipa body with a belgian yeast strain to me with its body presence.

O - i wish i could get this on the regular, good representation, i enjoy the good hop presence to keep a control on the belgian influence that can be overpowering sometimes with the style. i love the style and how it is outside the box, if the joker had a favorite beer style this would be it drink it and let your freak shine.

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,971 ratings.