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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,966 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,966
Reviews: 694
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 95
Gots: 167 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

CarolinaKev, Oct 20, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Body is a pale coppery honey color. Three full fingers of billowy head form. Ridiculous retention and lacing all the way down the glass.

S - Subtle grassy, fruity notes. Belgian yeast definitely has a presence here too. THere is a hefty, bready aroma mixed with ripe berries - very Belgian.

T - Up front there are lots of lush, juicy hop flavors. Just a touch of bitterness to go along with it. Mild tang and berry-like quality from the Belgian yeast strain. Undertones of hearty cereal grains and just a touch of bitter orange peel.

M - Thick! This is one big IPA. Very full body and subdued carbonation (I could actually stand for a bit more here). Finish is not dry, but not overwhelmingly sweet either.

rundocrun, Oct 20, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Le Freak pours a pale golden yellow with amber highlights and a foamy white head that subside quickly to a rocky froth leaving oily lacing on the glass.

The nose picks up citusy hops and pale malts with a hint of spiciness.

The flavor is aggressive with citrusy hops in abundance, full pale somewhat biscuity malts and an earthy/spicy background that builds as the beer warms. Nicely balanced between the three elements.

The body is medium and the prickly carbonation accentuates this aggressive beer.

A very nice take on the style, combining American double IPA and Belgian Trippel.

BlackBearForge, Oct 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

TopicalDecoy, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

dvmin98, Oct 18, 2012
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cbnz, Oct 16, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Holy Gigantic Font Batman! Been a while since I've been on, the screen is all sorts of huge..
Much thanks to Richard for this brew!

A: A light tan apricot color, mostly clear, with a nice off-white, pillowy head on top.

S: Hoppiness with an underlying sweet character. Touches of pine, but there is also orange and grapefruit peel. A touch of raisins, and perhaps brown sugar. Possibly banana or clove in there as well.

T: The bitterness is certainly present. There is a bit of banana, with grapefruit hop flavors dominating. A slight sweet caramel flavor, but it is barely perceptible over the bitterness.

M: Fairly thick, with pretty good carbonation. There is certainly an oily afterfeel to it.

O: Overall, I think it is over hopped, and the bitterness detracts from anything interesting that the yeast is doing for it. It's good, but it's hard to see this as anything but an overhopped beer.

Beejay, Oct 16, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, very slightly hazy golden with not much head action. The aroma is a combination of autumnal fruit and an almost barbecued pork smell. Slightly offputting but intriguing. But then bam, the first taste is a chewy, Thanksgiving stuffing, savory Belgian nougat, and then the citrusy, resiny hops kick in mid-palate. I find the combination to work very well--manages to combine the two styles in a way that both stand out equally and neither cancels the other out. Way better than Stone's Cali-Belgian. Impressive.

Cobrito, Oct 14, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nearly flawless beer.... beatiful beer... nice amber colorkng with huge fluffy white head... nice head retention. Huge aromas... the name fits the nose... freaky funky aromas.. lots of belgian yeast fighting with a huge helping of citrus hop presence.. medium bodied and green flashes best beer... atleast from the oned ive had.

CampusCrew, Oct 13, 2012
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4.89/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had at the Local in coral gables, FL. Arrives in a duvel snifter.

A- Is overflowing in the tulip glass due to a hasty pour from the bartender. What results is a two-finger white head atop a medium amber colored body. What a crouzen. It slowly recedes down the glass with beautiful cobwebs of lacing following.

S- Tropical fruit aroma of pineapple and pear with some citrus hops trailing and amplifying the bouquet. Very apparent Belgian yeast that's rich and tangy.

T- Heaven. Yeast, hops and some spice all commingle to create a bittersweet citrus flavor that's irresistible. Inevitable pineapple notes plus grapefruit, tangerine and apricots. The grassy bitterness lingers on the palate and begs for more sips to which I quickly submit. Every ingredient and every taste seems to work in perfect unison delivering a knockout of taste.

M- Highly prickly and tight, especially in the aftertaste, but not overly dry. Medium-high carbonation and a malt body that's certainly strong enough to compete with an IPA which further constitutes its BIPA style.

O- In many aspects, this is the king of Belgian IPAs. All of the key factors are there: intense fruity bitterness from the hops; rich, somewhat chalky yeast character; complimentary malt body; vibrant carbonation. Truly a world-class beer.

Immortale25, Oct 10, 2012
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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,966 ratings.