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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,121
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 260 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Pours a slightly hazy, gold/copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, yeast, hint of wheat, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Belgian IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, slight wheat, hint of coriander, hint of pale malt, and slight yeast. There is a strongly cloying aftertaste. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beautiful clear orange pour with a frothy off white head and insane amounts of sticky lacing. smells of bread, grapes, plum, dates, pepper. up front taste of burnt caramel causing a sweet bitterness. nuts, spicyness, and slightly boozey. medium bodied with little carbonation and a slight creamyness.

this is great for a sunny but windy/chilly day like today. puts a nice warming sensation in your chest. a very great smelling and looking beer but in my opinion could've worked a little better with a bit more hop flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-04-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Signature glass
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

A: Light copper in color, the beer is clear on the first pour and then hazy as I work down to the bottom of the bottle. Off-white head is a rocky 3+ fingers high, showing both excellent lacing and retention.

S: Primary aromas are of hops, both piney and citrusy, with lemon and grapefruit notes. You can also smell a little Belgian yeast funkiness.

T: Taste is first and foremost of hop bitterness. There is a malty backbone that brings a little sweetness to the table, and this is more evident as the beer warms up, but still the hops are the main aspect. Other flavors include spicy and acidic elements.

M: Carbonation is high and the body is fairly thick. Aftertastes are zesty, bitter and mostly dry.

O: More IPA than Belgian, I felt this beer definitely improved as it warmed up a bit. Probably not a style I'd seek out often, but I was glad to give it a taste.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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

Arrives the color of tanned leather with a voluminous slightly off-white head. Dissipation occurs within a minute or so leaving copious lacing and a thick, albeit chunky, film.
Smell is full of green apple and oak with some malt and hop notes. An acidity is present to back the hops.
Taste is hops, malt, oak and apple, somewhat sour.
Slightly watery up front with a nearly full bodied middle and finish. Slight dryness with some ABV warming presence from the swallow on. Nice brew without the overkill hops of the standard west coast breweries.

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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 Bomber into a snifter glass.
-Orange like color with medium-ish white head.
-Aroma starts of trippel with citrus notes of an IPA.
-Taste starts with a Belgium trippel and quickly turns into citrus notes of an IPA and finishes with dry piny hop bitter.
-Really like a chimera with head of a trippel and body and tail of an IPA.
-Mouth feel felt on the heavier side as is with a trippel, but it crisps out towards the end, very interesting.
Although the IPA part seems to dominate more time on the palate of my mouth, I really enjoyed the overall beer. Will drink again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,121 ratings.