Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.46/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: 3 finger white head of robust foam, orange and bubbly.
S: Bubble gum, banana, Belgian yeast, spicy hops
T: Holy Moly! A lot going on here. Banana/Clove yeast like flavor quickly gives way to piney, spicy hops. This is a wonderful hybrid of Belgian Tripell followed by West Coast IPA. This is a big league beer, as to be expected from Green Flash.
M: The only drawback on this is mouthfeel. It is a little light, but only because my expectations were higher with the ABV. Surprisingly drinkable.
O: Highly recommended. If you like this style, Green Flash nails it. I have had 3-4 different Belgian IPAs and this is definitely the best I've had thus far.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 20:34:59 | More by MemphisSooner
4.39/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz. bottle split between two Surly Darkness tulips. Hazy golden/reddish body with a solid finger of frothy beige head. Excellent retention and substantial chunky lacing.
Nose is very Belgian. Very fruity esters, primarily banana and orange/lemon zest. The fruity yeast combines quite well with the grapefruit and citrus notes in the hops. White pepper and cloves are also very prevalent. Malt is subdued, with the yeast at the forefront followed by hops. Just a slight touch of generic graininess.
Very fruity flavor, and as in the nose the citrus hops and bright yeasty esters are working together in harmony. Very little acidic hoppiness, but the orange and grapefruit are definitely telling me that "this is a DIPA." Slight touch of alcohol, pale malt, and a nice dry/spicy peppery finish.
Substantial body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very soft and smooth on the palate with a slight alcohol warming, balanced perfectly with the spicy yeasty finish.
Overall, this is a pretty standard DIPA brewed with a good, but not exceptional Tripel yeast. It could be better, sure, but the hops and the yeast combine to give this thing an extraordinary balance. It's deceptively drinkable and relatively refreshing for such a high gravity beer. Drink this.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 02:47:47 | More by Phocion
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,767 ratings.