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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,123
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 114
Gots: 262 | 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:
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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4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Green Flash Le Freak has a thick, spongy, cream-colored head, and a brilliant, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, which has a gray-yellow descending cloud in it once the bottom of the bottle is swished and poured in. Some thick, splotchy lacing is left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of pine oil (hop oil) and grapefruit. The taste is the same, with sweetness, sugar, lots of bitterness, some biscuit, and bread crust. Mouthfeel is slimy and medium, and Green Flash Le Freak finishes dry, sweet & sour, and delicious. After ten minutes or so, the alcohol punches the drinker in the brain. This really is Le Freak. Wonderful!

RJT

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Turbid amber appearance with a white, puffy two finger head. Laces well.

M. Belgian yeast, fruity ester, spicy malt.

T. Palate mirrors the nose pretty closely. The yeast gives off a nice tropical fruitiness. Malt comes into play through it breadiness. Finishes with nice hop bitterness

M. Medium body, refreshing carbonation.

O. Not something I want to drink more than one of in a session but very tasty nonetheless. My reference Belgian-style IPA is Bedlam - this stuff is pretty close.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very pleased with the both the aroma and taste of this beer. I drank this not knowing the style was a converging of Belgian and IPA. I think a true testament to this beer is that it was obvious what was being attempted as you drank it. I think they accomplished this beautifully.

For a 9.2% beer it went down easily with a nice hop aroma and a huge hop forward taste. This for me was a very hop dominated beer (not a bad thing). If you are expecting a malty IPA this isn't it. A nice amber color with decent head retention completes the picture.

Overall, a very nice offering.

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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A-pours a golden amber with a haze. Strong white head that fades and rests a thin a layer on top.

S-very strong bready tones from the Belgian yeast and malt. The hops are pretty much no present in the nose. More Belgian than iipa.

T- strong Belgian sweet bready malts. Hops kick in with bitter dry grass and dull citrus

M- big body with a light carbonation. Finishes sweet and dry

O- one hell of an interesting combo here. Trippel takes the cake as far as the blend goes but the hops are sneaky and tasty too

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4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, no date, I'm assuming it's pretty fresh since its only been in this market for about a week, poured into NB Globe glass
A- Pours a very hazy orangish yellow with thick, maybe slightly off-white head, great lacing and good retention
S- Has a definite aroma of a Trippel, banana, Belgian yeast, sugar, fruity, candy. Light malts and grassy hops in the background
T- Taste features more bitterness than expected from the nose, balances well with more Tripel flavors from the nose. Sweet and hoppy.
M- 5.0. Best part of this beer.. Big, Smooth, juicy and a little creamy in the mouth, bitter and "zesty" as the label suggests as well, flavors coat the mouth but its very drinkable even at 9.2%
O- This is a damn fine beer, Deliciously drinkable, not much I didn't like here, has a big, diverse body and combines the great flavors of a Trippel and an IPA. Looking forward to having many more of these.

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,123 ratings.