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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
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1,969 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,969
Reviews: 696
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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Photo of mdfb79
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received this as an extra from Nugganooch; thanks Dane! Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Czechvar tall tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat dark golden orange color with two fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, bready malts, sweet fruity malts, honey, Belgian style yeast, light tang/sourness. As it warms up some light floral notes. Pretty good.

t - Tastes of bready malts, sticky sweet fruity malts, honey, light must, yeast, floral notes. Light spice as well. Not bad, but a little off and too sweet for me. Average at best.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation .

o - Overall a decent beer, but not my favorite. Some nice citrus hops in the nose, but a bit tangy and too sweet for me. Not something I'd probably seek out again.

mdfb79, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am pretty sure I got a bad bottle of this, as when I cracked it, there was no carbonation release.

Also, when poured, it had no head, but the clear, dark honey color is amazing.

Smell was tangy hops and yeasty.

Tastes like one note tang, kinda disappointed, as after drinking, it had no carbonation.

Definitely a bad bottle here. The lack of carbonation makes this pretty bad. I will re-review this if I buy another bottle, but at 8 bucks, that may never happen.

DOA

12-11-11

Ok, so, it has happened, and I am grateful I did, as my next bottle opened with a satisfying pop of the cap.

Pours murky gold, a huge very light tan head fluffs up to leave tons of lace and stayed until finished.

Smell starts off with some floral hop, warm bready malts, a light fruitiness which increases with warmth, and a hint of yeast.

Taste has a lot going on. Nicely complex, and hard to catalog. The hops are nice and bitter, which intensity on the end. A light fruitiness is present as well as some dry malts. It truly reflect an IPA plus a Belgian.

Texture is nice, as the beer goes down well. Lightly viscous and medium bodied.

Glad I took the plunge again, as I really enjoyed the beer, and it's new label.

Drinkerofales, Dec 11, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a duvel tulip at 44 degrees.

Appearance: Golden yellow, with a decent head

Smell: Bubblegum, cotton candy, and hops... this smells great

Taste: Bitter grassy hops followed by sweetness/cotton candy and bubblegum.

Mouthfeel: Light with an appropriate carbonation, bubbly and dancing on the tongue.

Overall: I'm not a big fan. This truly is freaky, and I recommend trying it, just to see what it's like, but I don't think bubblegum and cotton candy go well with grassy bitter hops.

2378GCGTG, Dec 09, 2011
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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,969 ratings.