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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,087
Reviews: 709
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 109
Gots: 245 | 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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Photo of robbrandes
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.

Photo of Dhren1979
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of metter98
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.

Photo of Vanlingleipa
4.18/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of OCBeerBaron
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of kbuzz
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
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.

Photo of lbower860
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of Wreckoncile
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of thedoubler55
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Photo of SWMeyer4141
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)

Photo of notchucknorris
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Photo of AdamBear
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-clear golden orange with a nice frothy cream colored head. decent lacing

S-smells like spicy hops with a touch of citrus and belgian sugars. good strength.

T-hmmm this isn't too bad. hits with a strong taste of spicy hops and bitterness. there's also a good hint of orange peel in there as well as a strong alcohol note. the spicyness and alcohol are the main characteristics and they last through the after-taste. there's also a good bit of belgian sweetness in the after-taste. definitely a complex beer.

M-full bodied, medium creamy carbonation with a fairly dry finish

O-definitely a belgian IPA. its a good mix of bitter hops and belgian sugars/spices. its also fairly complex as well as fairly well balanced. i like it. its not something i want a lot of, but its definitely a decent attempt at the style.

Photo of ehammond1
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4


Green Flash Brewing Co.
Mira Mesa, CA

Clear golden orange, nearly amber. Not nearly as much carbonation as I would have expected or preferred. Pours with a thin head and doesn't leave much lacing down the glass. A pretty color, but this beer seems under-carbonated.

The aroma of this beer seems more Belgian than it does San Diego. The tart and tangy Belgian yeast is dominant, along with some sweet fruit aromas and a honey-like sweetness. Interesting and evolving as it warms, but distinctly Belgian.

Tangy Belgian yeast flavor along with a more typical San Diego IPA hop bitterness. A nice combination. There is some sweet citrus, perhaps lemon, flavor as well.

This beer seems a bit syrupy and heavy. Unfortunately, this wasn't quite as carbonated as I'm assuming others have experienced.

A good marriage of Belgian yeast and a San Diego style hoppy and bitter IPA. Better carbonation would have significantly improved a couple areas, but still a pleasure to drink.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came at the recommendation of Robert, the beer guy at Spec's in the Woodlands, and he has turned me on to some pretty good beers so far, so I just blindly took his word for it on this one. Looking at the score, I am glad that I did. Let's see what this one has to offer.

Appearance: Pours with a huge head and tons of carbonation. Though you can tell that the beer is pretty clear, there are so many bubbles rising that it looks cloudy. I know that this will settle down eventually. The head was pushing 2" when I first poured it, and it hadn't changed in over a minute. After drinking half the glass, there is a thick wall of lace left on the glass that looks very Belgian.

Aroma: The foam is making the aroma a bit hard to identify in the beginning. I can get a bit of hops, and bit of sweet toasty malt with some caramel thrown in there, and some already obvious alcohol. I will come back to this once it settles a bit. Coming back to the aroma, it gets a bit more intense as it has warmed up, and the alcohol is getting to be a bigger player. I guess the hops are coming out a bit more too, so it is starting to favor the Pale Ale side here.

Taste: The flavor is very smooth and well blended. There is a good bit of hops up front, so they were put in the kettle late, and are accentuating the Pale Ale aspect of the beer. The malt is very firm in its toastiness and there is a good bit of mouthfeel giving you a little bit of cream to coat the throat and keep the alcohol from being so noticeable at first. The beer is well balanced in the finish, so much so that it is hard to tell who is in charge. I think that I am going to say that the hops win in the end, but not by much. They make the beer a little dry on the back of the throat, and by the time the alcohol cuts through the creaminess, it gets a little dry on the palate to linger after the sip.

Opinion: Overall I have been really happy with this beer. It has a different experience in flavor, and really favors a Belgian Pale overall and would compete with any of the best of them in my opinion. That said, it isn't necessarily my favorite style, so I doubt that I will feel the need to go back here, but it was a good experience and I am glad that I took Robert's word for this one. He's racking up credits, IMO.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a cervoise at Duke's Alehouse.

My first time here, might as well go for something I've heard good things about. It pours a clear amber topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises black pepper, tart mandarin orange, lemon zest, ruby red grapefruit, and banana. The taste holds notes of grapefruit peel, orange peel, lemon zest, clove, banana, Belgian yeast, and light caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, and a dry, nearly sticky finish. Overall, a great BIPA, one that definitely lives up to the billing of being a collision between IPA and tripel. Very good times.

Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a hazy golden yellow color, the head was fluffy and white. The lacing on the glass was really nice too. The smell of the beer was packed with hops and some Belgian yeast. The aromas of fruits, pine and spice all wrapped into one nosefull. The taste of the beer was really nice, the flavors of a traditional Tripel upfront that quickly gets pummeled by the big amount of hops in this brew. The taste finished with a dry spicy pine flavor in the back of your mouth. The mouthfeel is very delicate for such a beer that has an aggressive side. Overall this beer was a lot of fun to try.

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

Orange and clear with many rising bubbles, both big ones and small ones. Head is decent and fluffy off-white, leaving pretty good lacing.

Smell seems to be what I expected, a bit of tripel going on there, with yeasty banana and spicy aromas joining an obvious hops presence, a little bit of citrus and some fruitiness.

Taste is somewhat bitter but not without the fruity, yeasty flavors you'd expect from a tripel, along with a rather pronounced hops and dry lemon peel finish.

Feel is medium bodied, slightly slick, and quite tangy, moderately dry, with a tinge of alcohol coming through and warming as it goes down.

Overall it's very interesting and a bit odd, but quite enjoyable. Great job on creating a new and interesting beer for me to try whilst on vacation in Cali!

Photo of Klym
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip.

A: A classic amber, perhaps on the pale side. Leaves a respectable 2 finger eggshell white head. Head fades off quickly but not alarmingly.

S: When I originally opened the bottle I was hit by a dominantly Hops/IPA smell, which surprised me. After I poured it, though, the belgian yeast seemed to take over leaving an overall sweet, almost sour character with tangerine and a faint trace of tropical fruits swirling around.

T: Hops and belgian yeast both strongly present. Banana and tangerine hit in the initial taste and bloom in the middle, and it all fades away with a salt-esque bite lingering. Alcohol is very well hidden. Taste changes in interesting ways as it warms up and as the mouth adjusts.

M: Carbonation was a little light and the viscosity seems low for the style; otherwise I found it smooth.

O: You get a lot of what's typically good about west coast style IPAs and Belgian Tripels in this beer, but very little of what is potentially great in either or the combination of the two. Overall a solid mix of styles that I could see myself picking up again or recommending to somebody, but I did find the idea of this beer out of Green Flash was more exciting than the reality.

Photo of SundaySour
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This looks like a big glass filled with melted honey. It's kind of misty and has a teeny rim of foam.

S: Smells like a sweet barbecue sauce; mustardy and vaguely smoky. I'd slap that on some pork, no problem. And there is a fruit undertone, maybe like pineapple or those orange colored melons everyone avoids in a fruit salad.

T: The taste is more complex and yummy than even the smell. It starts out tasting like pineapple with pepper on top. Then, it finishes with a light hoppy flavor. On a second sip, I can definitely taste Grey Poupon. It sounds like a grody experience, but the nice fruit/hops wins it over. I did catch a slight, very slight, bit of bitterness at the end. This is not too much a problem, but the taste does linger. I feel like I'm fogging up the computer screen with Le Freaky stank breath.

M: This is a really smooth beer; it's not fizzy or bubbly in the mouth. It just "is." Not thick, not tingly.

O: I liked the variety of flavors and smells, but I think this beer could do with a little more fizz. My mouth was pretty pumped with all of the many different flavors and smells, but the finish is a little bit bitter and lingered in my throat. Overall, complex, tasty, with a weird finish. Good.

Photo of Cavery
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Lost Abbey Tulip

A: Featured an ephemeral head that held on with a desperate rim cling. Any lacing that did exist sought to rejoin it's liquid comrades. Clear amber within a gradient of orange. The general appearance is noticeably lighter on the sides of the glass, and progressively darker as it gets to the core. A satisfactory, and generally appealing visual.

S: Tropical fruit that leans towards mango, initially I wanted to say pineapple but it's far too subtle, there's an aspect that I can only describe as waxy. Honey infused bees wax that wraps itself around the coriander/orange/cammomile tea warmth provided by the well balanced prick of alcohol. actually a nose full that keeps me sniffing. breathing out through my nose causes me to dream of carmel covered hop cones.

T: slight Malty sweetness that is the opening curtain for the hops versus alcohol battle. There is definitely a peppery quality to middle and end that lingers more noticeably as I drink it. It maintains its generic tour through the world of tropical fruit. Furthermore I would say it avoids citrus, and only approaches it through a phantom cameo of coriander (I blame the yeast for this wizardry). Peripheral hop bitterness joins the party in the form of a steamed kale side to the already yummy tropical fruit salad lunch, pleasant and welcome.

M: prickly carbonation at the beginning helps form the velvet blanket that keeps you warm until the aspirin comes to finish the job. a rapid succession of sensations that makes you want to ride the roller coaster more than thrice.

O: This is a solid beer, and I think of it as being more trippel than IPA. That said I think you could make a case for it being more one or the other, as it will come down to the drinkers interpretation of the Belgian yeast presence. However the hop qualities are not lost, and kept me searching the depths of my mandarin tulip. I think the mouth feel and taste make for a wonderful combination. Each are good on their own, but the thing that takes this up a bit is the synergy between them. the pepper tingles with the carbonation, and the yeast coats the mouth in a way that flavor gaps are repaired. The alcohol is there, but it is not by any means a party-pooper. Give this a whirl.

Photo of JayAre46
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - 22oz bomber pours a deep transparent orange into a maudite tulip and gives a 2 finger fluffy head that falls quickly but leaving good lacing down the glass

A - light citrus hops, banana fruity aroma and the belgian yeasty esters, very pleasant and not overly belgian influenced.

T - very pale malt, again a banana flavor, good citrusy hops and the belgian yeast follow, finishing with a good hop bitterness, but could use more, alcohol detected. very easy to drink for myself.

M - actually a big body on this one closer to full and especially for the style. slight numbingness on the tongue. carbonation is light. It's is actually a dipa body with a belgian yeast strain to me with its body presence.

O - i wish i could get this on the regular, good representation, i enjoy the good hop presence to keep a control on the belgian influence that can be overpowering sometimes with the style. i love the style and how it is outside the box, if the joker had a favorite beer style this would be it drink it and let your freak shine.

Photo of Thanby
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale amber with a huge sticky off-white head.

Very pungent nose, crystal malt/caramely, Belgian yeast creates the characteristic banana, American hops in a nice sweeter balance, some apricot mixed in, overall pretty sweet.

First taste is a punch of hops, tastes like maybe Mt. Hood and Willamette with some higher-AA base? Anyway, the blend is nice and has a good floral/pine quality. Beyond the hops is a solid pale malt body with a little caramel sweetness, not as yeasty as it smells. The hops are almost overpowering at first, but as I got acclimated to them the malt characteristics began to shine through.

Medium body, a little sticky and with a long-lasting bittering hop aftertaste, this is definitely a good blend of styles.

Photo of Penguin3200
3.37/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to my Cali trading trustee for this one. pours orange amber with a thin head into pint mug. Smell is great on this one with loads of breast yeast and bananas. Taste is bold and bitter but malty and the bananas continue to come through.

Bit alcoholic and metallic taste lingers on the finish. Overall a nice quaffable brew that hits the spot.

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized goblet. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber color, with a thin soapy white head.

Has a sweet, fruity aroma, with sharp white pine notes and a witch-hazel smell tempered with yeast. Smell is strong, almost overpowering.

Tastes of Belgian yeast, mild malt, and a bubbly, carbonated hop that really doesn't meld well together. While not very bitter, there is still plenty of pine and evergreen tastes with very little of the fruit that was abundant in thhe smell. Ends somewhat biting, though again, not terribly bitter.

Medium mouthfeel, with a metallic tang that ends dry.

I'm a huge fan of Flying Dog's Raging Bitch Belgian IPA, so I held high hopes for this brew. Unfortunately, I feel a bit let down, as it seems the brewer could not decide which direction to go with this beer, so s/he decided to go a few at once. The alcohol content is very evident in the taste, and the bitterness ismmore metallic than bitter. For $10 for the bottle, I'd spend my money elsewhere next time.

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,087 ratings.