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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
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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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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- With the yeast sediment from the bottom of the bottle, it is hazy and peach orange. Without it, it is clear and light amber. The head is impressive and pillowy for such a high ABV% and leaves pretty lacing.

S- Big smell of clean, bitter, floral hops and some caramel on top of an intoxicating smell of tropical fruits like pineapple and coconut.

T- Lots of bitter on the tongue and very complex on top of that. This beer is hard to pick apart, and I like that. Noticeable flavor comes from malt, hops, yeast, alcohol, and even water. Malt is light wheat bread and caramel. Hops are citric and floral. Yeast is fruity and funky.

M- Very substantial with the sediment. Full-bodied yet smooth and drinkable. Carbonation is effervescent and silky.

D- Damn exquisite and damn smooth. The artwork on the label confuses the sh*t out of me but I have a great time drinking the contents.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of roadhouse
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a snifter.

Appears a hazy dark golden with an orange tint and a two inch thick creamy off-white head.

Aroma is initially quite sweet like most tripels with some banana and bubble gum esters but there is a distinct strong spiciness with a hint of citrus in the back.

Taste is strongly dominated by the spicy clove notes that are present in the aroma. The sweetness that was in the aroma doesn't come through very well as the hops have taken over and make it quite bitter. Finishes quite hoppy with lots of citrusy notes and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel is standard Belgian style, but not quite as good as many. It's medium bodied and very creamy.

This stuff was pretty good but it seems like it was missing too many of the tripel flavors that I really enjoy. They were there in the aroma but the hop bitterness took them over in the taste. I know it's supposed to be an IPA, but I think it was a bit too much.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BeerManDan
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There is at least 1" of white foam against an hazy golden orange color in my clear glass. The smell of spices, fruit and mild pine filled the nose with a pleasant aroma. The taste of cloves, banana and alcoholic fruit put a surprising finish to the "zesty brew". This has a great balance of components in on 12 fl. oz. bottle. This is a #1 brew from Green Flash. I'll be back for more!

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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Beertracker
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green Flash Le Freak is best served at warmer cellar temperatures (50-55F) into a stemmed snifter, tulip or goblet. This Belgian-style IPA pours up with a billowy white head that never really seems to dissipate and cascades over the slightly hazy, deep sunset-peach golden body. The aroma is alive with ripe fruits (e.g. bruised banana/pineapple, grapefruit, & Bosc pear) which emerges as it warms along with lots of piney, earthy (grassy, leafy), floral (rose hips/hibiscus) & spicy (black peppercorn/coriander) notes from both the Belgian yeast and Northwest hops. There's some notable higher (fusel) alcohols in the finish, but not so much as to detract. The flavor starts off with a delightful candied fruit maltiness which gives way to a surprising amount of bitterness that carries towards a big, explosive warming finish. Get your Le Freak on!

CHEERS! Beertracker

Taster's Note: From my understanding, this is basically their West Coast IPA brewed with the same yeast that they use to brew their Trippel. Many thanks to oodeftone for the growler!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of pwoods
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. brown bomber poured into a tulip. Notes.

A: Pours a glowing tangerine orange. Two finger head with good retention and some lacing.

S: Nice hop combo. Fruity, citrus, and lightly pined hops blend with a spicy Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Clove? Light alcohol.

T/M: Good bitterness for the combonation. The west coast hop profile battle for position with the Belgian yeast and malt side. Pleasantly sweet. A bitmore citrus creeps through on the lightly dry and bitter finish. Body is about medium with good carbonation.

D: ABV is pretty damn high for an IPA, even a Belgian. Tasty and interesting, though.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep gold beer with ivory head; settles into a filmy lid with lots of lacing left behind

S: hoppy citrus and pine predominate

T: the citrus, pine, and some resin come out in front, but there is a nice dry Belgian-y finish

M: fuzzy, crisp, clean-finishing, smooth dry; very drinkable

O: to me, this was like a double IPA with a Belgian strong pale ale finish; an excellent beer

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz single from Wilbur's in Ft. Collins. Around $6. Very intrigued by this beer,the idea sounds amazing.

A: Poured a dull, cloudy orange color with an extremely huge three fingers of head, which is spot on for the trippel, extremely dense small bubbles, tons of lacing all around. Excellent and interesting looking beer. Amazing head retention.

S: Really dominated by the smells of a trippel, big time candy sugar sweetness, various spices as well, lots of banana esque Belgian flavors, a bit of bubblegum. I was hoping for more on the hop bill simply because it was described as a DIPA/Tripple mix. A little lacking in the DIPA mix. Tripple is spot on though.

T: The hops really come out in the mouth, quite bitter, citrus, but mixed with the sweet candy like trippel flavors as well, this is so complex. I love it. My mouth is being pulled in two distinct directions. Bitterness is spot on, but sweetness is there too. Honey, but hops as well. Definitely a complex beer. I'm really enjoying this.

M: thick and extremely dry, definite pucker from the hop bitterness too, relatively thick, very light carbonation.

D: Dangerously high, the trippel aspect of it really hides the alcohol. Very interesting beer. Highly recommended. One of my new favorites. Excellent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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