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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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1,801 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,801
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 82
Gots: 118 | FT: 2
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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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

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

A: 1/2" light cream coloured head over amber liquid.

S: Citrus and floral hops and yeast.

T: Pine and earthy hops up front with a malty finish.

M: Medium viscosity and a high level of fine carbonation.

O: Not a bad Belgian IPA overall, but I get the feeling that most would be able to find an IPA that is either American, English, or Belgian which would suit their palate better.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 02:15:59 | More by DaftCaskBC
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nppeders

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I must start this off by saying...I don't like floral hops and this beer clearly has floral hops...or possibly the yeast create that floral, potpourri type smell. That being said, it's mainly in the aroma. The rest of the beer is total money!

appearance -Crystal clear with a nice head. good lacing. Nice as big of a head as I thouight but good.

smell - floral, spicy, brett funk. Definitely has a bretty smell that earthy. I guess that might be from the hops.

taste - taste starts of with malty, caramel, and toasty. The middle is hoppy and floral and a little bitter, and it finish's with a bretty earthy flavor.

mouthfeel - Thin to medium mouthfeel, and medium carbonation. Alcohol isn't present at all even though it's 9%

overall - A very nice beer. Reminds me of Houblon Choufe Doublon IPA Tripel, but fresher and more floral. Very tasty. I'd highly recommend this as one of the best beers you could consider buying if available.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 01:21:15 | More by nppeders
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - nice orange copper body. Small white head settlers to a film and thick ring

S - floral and spicy yeast and hops. Nice stuff but not big

T - bitter citrus hops and nice floral notes compliment the Belgian spicy grapey fruitiness of this beer. Good balanced complexity.

M - medium body with some bigness and smoothness.

O - a real good Belgian ipa. Not much more to ask for

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 18:15:23 | More by ColdPoncho
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Koufax21

New Mexico

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Beermuda in New Kensington, PA.

A - pours a hazy, deep orange color. Very little head on it. I think this was more the resulting effects of a bad pour.

S - smells of tropical fruit and Belgian yeast.

T - sweet. Lots of Belgian flavor. Mild hop bitterness. Hides the alcohol very well.

M - full bodied, and lightly carbonated.

O - this was a pretty good beer. I'd buy it again. I'd like to get a pour with a good head on it and see if it changes this beer for me.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 13:43:12 | More by Koufax21
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TTAmod

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into Chimay chalice. No visible freshness date.
"Extreme ale converging San Diego-style imperial pale ale and Belgian-style trippel." Hot damn. Love DIPAs and love tripels...so this should be right in my wheelhouse.

A: Very slightly hazy orange...essentially the same color as the Green Flash Imperial IPA. Head is similar, as well. Starts off as a one-finger white head but soon dissipates. There is a nice lacing that sticks around for the entirety of the drink, though.

S: Smellin' some grapefruit hops and belgian yeast. It smells pretty sweet....like a tripel mixed with an IPA (go figure.)

T: Hops are pretty subdued here....much, much less intense than the Imperial IPA. Essentially the hops are more of an underlying base and not the main attraction. The yeast, sugar, and malt are pretty prevalent. The taste is extremely Belgian with some hops in the background. It's quite sweet. My lips stick together after the liquid dries...this definitely did NOT happen with the DIPA. There is also a subtle bitterness that sticks around for awhile.

M: Creamy, full-bodied....addicting. The Belgian beers have a certain quality to them that provide such an excellent mouthfeel. It's hard to explain, but it's just....awesome!

O: Yum! This essentially takes two of my favorite beer styles and takes the best aspects of each one. What's not to like? It's hoppy, bitter, and malty like an IPA, but it's sweet and yeasty like a tripel. Honestly, this is my first foray into the style, so I'm comparing this to their Imperial IPA, which I had last night and what I'm guessing is the IPA they used in this brew. It shares a lot of the aspects of the Imperial IPA, but it's less intense. The tripel really balances it out. I'm definitely digging this more than their Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 04:31:04 | More by TTAmod
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We pour a brew of dark bronzy-amber. It holds a two and a half finger tan head of sticky and foamy bubbles. The head shows great retention, leaving intense lacing as it goes. Haze is thick, especially in the last few drops, with flecks of yeasty sediment bobbing about. Carbonation appears active. The aroma is highlighted by a funky yeast. It is robust and metallic, and quite Brett-like, but not exactly. This mixes with paler, Belgian-forward malts, and an orange fruitiness. The hops are floral and lightly citric, and swoop in and out of the nostrils for a balance. With warmth comes booze, and a spicy black pepper. As we sip, the flavors unfold with sticky sweet malts, brown sugar, metallic yeast, and a bittering hop character. The latter are soapy and spicy. These flavors fuse, and move us to a middle characterized by butterscotch sweetness, of malts, and more of that biting hop character. The end shows a creaminess, of heavy creamer, lactic sourness, hop oiliness, and a synthetic orange sweetness to cut. The aftertaste breathes of that Bretty yeast, white sugar sweetness, and coiny, peppery booze. The body is medium to full, and carbonation is active. The feel is heavily foamy and creamy with each sip. The brew is fully coating, but gives an ultimate astringency. The abv is appropriate, but warming, and this beer drinks quite easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was that funky bitterness. With this yeast mixing with the Belgian type malts, this made for a sticky and sweet, and delicious beer. This beer is very characteristic of the style, with big bitterness. This bitterness could have been enhance, and arguably better, if the hops had even more of a presence overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 21:21:19 | More by TheBrewo
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this bottle from 'the Brabander' as a gift for the beer tasting at my place. Thanks again Thijs for your kindness. I shared the beer with my father in law.

A - Amber colored with a beautiful white head. The retraction is slow and a fluffy head remains.

S - Hoppy flavors like citrus and pine, there is definitely some yeast to.

T - Sweet and hoppy, but much more than the smell gave away. Bitter after taste , soft and creamy in a reasonable full body. There is no alcohol to be discovered, well done, only after swallowing there is some warmth coming up.

M - Soft and creamy, with a spicy warm and bitter after taste. Soft to medium carbonation.

O - A very nice triple, a bit to much hop but I guess thats American.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 20:24:08 | More by Mar02x
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kojevergas

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1 pint 6 fl oz. brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a six finger head of fair cream and thickness, and great retention. Colour is a semitransparent light copper.

Sm: Light floral hops is all me broken nose detects; all apologies, lads. Aroma is moderate in strength.

T: Well handled bittering hops and pleasant floral notes tamed by a light unobtrusive barley. Not horribly complex, but well balanced and decently built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavour of the body.

Dr: Very drinkable, but the quality of the flavour is limited. The ABV is high, but it suffers from low quality.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 04:28:05 | More by kojevergas
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foodplusbeer

Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This ia more of a Belgian IIPA than BPA. Starts off with a very tropical hoppy aroma. When it hits the tongue I get some that tropical fruit, a bit of pine, then a slight malt sweetness. There's a noticeable alcohol burn and taste just before the finish that leaves you with a boatload of hop bitterness! Wow, I didn't expect that. A unique experience, highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2011 01:04:03 | More by foodplusbeer
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Le Freak opens with a nose that befits the name, being on the one hand almost sour in its presentation of lemons, tart cherries, bananas and cloves, and on the other hand extremely sugary, with Jolly Rancher-like sweet watermelon and apple notes, mixed with good hits of orange and lychee nut, and all this atop a bed of toast and biscuit. The effect is intoxicating, like a glassful of water to a marathon runner in Death Valley.

On the tongue, the beer begins with a brief shot of bananas and cloves, then moves with shocking speed into a grapefruit rind and pine sap blast of bitter hops that temporarily overwhelms the mouth and leaves the tongue tingling in joyous mercy. The IBUs in this monster run at 101, according to Green Flash's website, but the bitterness actually seems much higher (if that's possible), and the hops used in this brew must have had massive alpha acid levels. Get past the hops, and a lovely brown sugar, Brazil nut, and toasted grain base brings oranges, apples, and hints of pineapple, as well as whole wheat toast. Hints of a vodka-like alcohol tinge the edges. The aftertaste is mainly hops, with hints of some malty fruit flavors trying their best to shine through--banana and pineapple seem to do the best in this respect. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium-high, somewhat detracting from the overall ensemble.

Overall, this is amazing beer, and has obviously been crafted by experts dedicated to the betterment of their craft. I suspect the unique qualities of this beer--specifically its bipolar flavor profile and huge bitterness--will seem offputting to many, and I can't help but feel that the brew is slightly out of balance, and tries to do too many things at once. Still, this is an ale that has to be tried to be believed, and is worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 00:44:16 | More by jondeelee
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lnashsig

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber bottle into my Boulevard snifter. Pours a cloudy amber orange, really interesting head with small bubbles. its obvious this one is packed full of carbonation. Smell- cloves, tropical fruit, citrus. This is a perfect example of a BIIPA- a nice mash up of two different styles. Taste- first the sweet tropical fruit, then clove, then a piney bitterness. Wow. This is the best example of a Belgian IPA I have ever had. Made me believe in the style.

Overall, this was a really enjoyable beer- I would seek it out again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 23:45:15 | More by lnashsig
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber served into a tulip glass

Pours a hazy, dull mustard yellow color. Less than a finger of soapy white head on this pour. This looks like an average Belgian IPA to me. It leans more towards the appearance of a Tripel, but there's nothing really standout about it either way.

If you read my reviews of any other Belgian IPA style beer, you'll see that I vastly prefer beers of this style be an IPA first and foremost, as opposed to a Tripel or Belgian Blonde Ale w/ a more assertive hop character than normal. Le Freak is hard to negotiate on those lines. On the surface, it smells like a Tripel with some moderate hop character. But it also smells in such a way that it makes me think this might be an older bottle. There's no bottle dating, so I can't be sure. Judging just by the sensory details in front of me, this is a Tripel: soft banana esters, candi sugar, baked bread. The lemon and grass (not lemongrass) notes from the hops are there, but they are decidedly a secondary characteristic. And so I run into the quintessential problem of the style: the hops don't really add anything positive (in a harmonious sense) to the beer, and the underlying Belgian ale isn't interesting enough to warrant trying without the hops. add to this conundrum the fact that the 9.2% ABV definitely shows strong on the palate, and you have a beer that isn't my thing. Still, it is a better effort than most in the Belgian-first school of Belgian IPAs.

That stylistic schism makes the mouthfeel on these beers hard to score too. If this is nominally an IPA then the beer is too thick. But it's mostly spot-on for a Tripel. I'm going to score it as above-average and call it a day. Overall, this is not the kind of beer that I'll likely revisit. I don't much care for Belgian IPAs that aren't IPAs first. To its credit, Le Freak gives a strong effort as far as that kind of beer goes.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 07:17:00 | More by Reaper16
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beergod1

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours Orange and cloudy. Medium sized and almost white head. Fruity, sweet and hoppy aroma. A nice mix of bitter and sweet. It has the long bitterness of an IPA but there is a sense of the belgian yeastiness and sweetness. It seems like the new wave of "New Style" brews.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 23:52:39 | More by beergod1
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robbrandes

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes
poured from a 22oz bomber, into highball glass...(sigh) should've brought my own glassware on vacation.
pours a crystal clear yellow. big, fluffy head, recedes to a persistent layer of fuzz on top. smell is certainly a blend of the styles, but surprisingly to me, the belgian yeast overpowered the hop elements.
taste - i had initially hoped for 75% IPA, 25% belgian, i got the reverse and was still quite pleased. front end is very tripel-esque, but the back-end hops continue to creep in and keep the palate off balance.
overall, nice mash-up, very glad i got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 06:33:23 | More by robbrandes
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Dhren1979

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed: August 5th, 2011

Serving Type: 22 oz Bomber poured into a Tulip glass.

A: Pours a pale golden, copper color with minimal amount of head. Nice carbonation.

S: The aroma of a Belgian yeast is present and quite dominant. Some malts are present and grassy hops as well.

T: Reminds me of a Trippel more than an IPA. Some sweetness in the middle with a light bitter hop finish.

M: Medium body brew with a decent amount of carbonation.

O: At 1st I was unsure what to think of this brew; however, afterwards I was quite impressed with this brew! Normally, I pass Green Flash brews up because the labels just do not stand out...I'll keep my eyes open from now on.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 21:39:54 | More by Dhren1979
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metter98

New York

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

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down but has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops, spices and yeast in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has citrusy and spicy flavors as well as a light amount of bitterness; however these are mostly well balanced by the underlying malts and don’t overpower your palate. The bitter and spicy flavors persist through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation. There are some hints of warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: The alcohol is well hidden from both the smell in taste, but the combination of bitterness and spiciness makes this more of a sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 23:11:16 | More by metter98
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Vanlingleipa

California

4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An IPA - Tripel, America meets Belgium concept, eh? Well, it works.

Poured from the bottle into a titled pint glass (a nod to the IPA side) and was rewarded with a 1/4" head while the aroma of hops and yeast began creeping over the edge of the glass.

First quaff: Spiciness, a sweet edge and mild hops mixed with a citrus fruitiness with the warm flavor of hops, not too bitter, carrying the rest of the swallow.

Another excellent summer drink, wonderfully balanced, tasty and refreshing. Love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 04:32:32 | More by Vanlingleipa
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OCBeerBaron

California

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

Had this beer a few weeks ago at a gourmet burger joint and it was great with my food. Decided to buy a bottle of it to taste it solo without food.

A- Nice golden color with a copper tint. It poured with hardly any head.

S- Starts with a slight fruity Belgian strong ale like scent then hops come through at the end. Smells good with refreshing characteristics.

T- Great taste right away with a strong finish. The taste matches the smell, soft then sharp.

M- This beer feels like a strong Belgian with a bit of crispiness. Great beer with food and during a nice session on the patio during the day.

O- This beer is right up my alley. It is pleasant to drink and packs a punch. I'll be grabbing a bottle of this on a regular basis and might try to brew a clone myself.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 05:33:04 | More by OCBeerBaron
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'd like to start by saying that this beer has the most bizaare packaging - uninteresting and rushed. I can't help but let label design influence my opinion of a beer when I am drinking from a bottle. Not at all an interesting label, but Green Flash always is lacking in this department. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Beer pours an ultra clear copper/orange color with amber hues when held up to the light. Some VERY minor sediment, but sediment is a plus in my book as long as it doesn't hurt the clarity of the beer. Beer is very active; bubbles flow freely through the center of this ale.

S: Smell is all malt. For a beer advertised as a crossover between an IPA and Belgian Tripel, I'm not getting either smell in the nose. This smells like a high gravity IPA, with very little hop smell at all. No yeast smell whatsoever. Caramel malts dominate. Smells like an average run of the mill IPA.

T: Better than the smell would indicate. Solid hop bitterness provides the backbone to this beer. Some piney/citrus hop taste up front...very mild yeast qualities. Caramel maltiness comes through at the end and carries through into the aftertaste. Very balanced for an IPA. Again, not getting any of the Tripel qualities here at all...if not for the description on the label, thus far would never have guessed that there was any attempt to inject that style in this beer.

M: Medium to full-bodied beer. Solid carbonation. Smooth, creamy, very drinkable...

O: Eh. This beer is pretty forgetable. Not bad at all. But it does not come through as advertised. If you're looking for an interesting blend of styles (as I was), this will dissapoint. Through no fault of their own, I got the impression that this is a West Coast Brewery struggling to expand their profile. Maybe it was the influence of the boring label, but I think this is a poor example of a Green flash beer...they have better beers on the market.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 03:35:53 | More by kbuzz
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22ox bottle.

A - Pours a very nice and most like a West Coast IPA orange and copper beer with a slight haze to it. There is a nice off-white slightly ecru head that is about 0.5 inch tall and is very dense. It is quite active and recedes quickly to a thin film.

S - Sharp grassy and citrusy Citra hops jump out first. Quite intense and harsh but in a good way. They just burst out of the glass into a grapefruit and tangerine aroma that is entrancing. There is some nice slight Belgian yeasty funk and spice with some slight clove qualities to it.

T & M - Starts off with intense citrus juice. Tangerines and grapefruit with some orange rind int eh middle. Very much a west coast hop profile. Delicious. The Citra hops are great and quite intense leaving and nice slightly dry sensation on the tongue. The hops are enough to get a hop head excited for sure. The second half of this beer is definitely Belgian. Nice slight peppery and clove spice with some good smooth and slightly chalky yeast notes. The Belgian side definitely takes a more supportive role because this could definitely pass as a big American IPA. However, the yeast really gives this a nice subtle finish that isn't as harsh as the initial hop blast would lead you to believe. Feel is nice and light with some slight alcohol burn and a nice carbonation that helps clean the palette.

O - This beer is great. Might not be my favorite true Belgian IPA but still is a delicious take on the style and a great beer in general. Thanks to arniepnminne for this great brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 22:57:38 | More by JoEBoBpr
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lbower860

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this out of a 22 oz bomber into a 20 oz snifter.a

A: Really nice dark orange color with a beautiful white/tan frothy head that stuck nicely to the glass on the way down.

S: Belgian yeastiness comes out immediately but doesn't over power the smell of the hops. Really has a nice balance between Belgian trippel and imperial ipa

T: Great. Tastes much more like a Belgian trippel than imperial ipa but that's not a surprise, nor is it a negative. First thing I notice is really pleasant sweetness on the front of the tongue. No bitterness here, sweet, beautiful and smooth from start to finish. Exquisite.

M: More carbonation than expected but not unwelcome. This beer is very very smooth and refreshing regardless of the high abv.

O: Awesome. This beer really impressed me in a lot of different ways. Im not even a huge fan of belgian/ ipa hybrids, but this one is all around great. Highly recommend it.

Stay fit...

O:

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 04:09:33 | More by lbower860
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Wreckoncile

California

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 24 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A - Hazy with a dark orangish brown hue. Very minimal head (perhaps my fault on the pour) with minimal lacing around the glass since the head only formed a film on top of the beer.

S - Definitely yeast forward with that Belgian yeast. A slight sympthony of fruity esters dancing with the lemony/citrusy hops of the pale ale. A unique and complimentary bouquet.

T - While the smell had me expecting more tripel than pale ale, the flavor kicked me the opposite way. The yeastiness carries through initially, but is overpowered by the bitter pale ale hoppiness. The lemony scent picked up in the nose gives way to more of a piney initial hops flavor that yields to a lingering grapefruit.

M - Medium pale ale carbonation and more carbonated than your run of the mill tripel. Body is heavier than most pale ales, albeit a rather lighter body than most tripels.

O - As a huge tripel fan who drinks IPAs mostly during the warmer summer months, I found the scent of this beer irresistible once I sniffed it. However, the tripel quality really seems buried in the hoppiness at the end of each sip. A good offering when keeping in mind the challenges of mixing the divergent styles, but a little more hoppy than I was hoping. I'd like the yeast to star a bit more. But for a hophead who likes the bready nose of a tripel but would prefer it finish with the bitter hoppiness of IPA instead of that sweet maltiness of a Belgian, this is perhaps a dream come true.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 04:03:45 | More by Wreckoncile
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a nice golden color, a bit of head at the top that left a nice coat of lacing around the glass.

S - Wild smell for an IPA, Belgian hops a bit of some sour fruit as well.

T - Crazy taste for this type of beer, seems like hops from 2 different parts of the world, a bit bitter and some slight sweet taste.

M - smooth beer, and perfect balance of carbonation

D - A good beer was definitely not dissappointed, I enjoyed this one, different kind of IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2011 16:31:51 | More by thedoubler55
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Was contemplating drinking a Maharaja bomber but instead wanted to go with a lower ABV beer, turns out this thing is 9.20, much more then I thought it would be....

Poured into a Claret

Appearance-Hazy sunshine orange. Very vibrant. 2 finger off white head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves some nice big bubbles floating atop and some nice lacing.

Smell-Big Belgian yeasts, big spiciness with clove, coriander and black pepper. Some subtle Citrus hops.

Taste-Off the bat big time time spicy Belgian Yeast, feels like your drinking a triple, just at a colder temperature. Followed up with some citrus and light piney hops. Hop bitterness only came out right at the end.

Mouthfeel-Smooth, Crisp, and Refreshing. Very easy to drink and nicely carbonated. Medium bodied.

Overall-Very nice blend. Nothing wow'd me, but it definitely is a nice representation for the style, and for someone who hasn't had many(like me)

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 00:15:03 | More by SWMeyer4141
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notchucknorris

California

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Burnt orange color with a nice creamy off white head.

S: Belgian yeast along with a definite earthiness and pale malt aroma.

T: Lots of belgian yeast and spice upfront with a bit of tropical fruit and piney hops on the finish. Pretty solid take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 15:59:36 | More by notchucknorris
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.