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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,122 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 261 | 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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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into Tulip

A: quite a lovely golden to light copper color, large off-white head that left tons of lacing

S: a bit of a barnyard funk with a bit of banana and coconut, green tea...really nice.

T: if you bought green tea bubble gum then this may be what it tastes like. strong and tannic bitterness, there's a hit of citrus zest. the alcohol rolls in at the end but not overly hot.

M: Dry from the bitterness but the sweet makes the taste buds jump until the alcohol and carbonation beat them around

O: This is not my favorite beer but it is extremely interesting and not like any other that i've had (or at least can remember). I'd suggest sharing the bottle as it is a beast of an experience. Le Freak is an apt name.

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

Hazy, dirty yellow. Frothy white head, about a fingers worth. Citrus hops in the nose right up front. Spicy yeast also becomes a dominant aroma. Light wheat bread malts. Peppery spice and orange, tangerine and lemon hops once it hits your tongue. Malt character is similar to the nose. Light and crisp wheat and bread flavors. Hops maintain a strong fruity presence all the way to the finish where they slowly show a orange/lemon peel bitterness. Impressive this is 9.2% with such a crisp and thin body. Tasty hoppy beer. Hops overpower the yeast character but it does faintly compliment the hops.

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3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to HoppySuds for this extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a hazy golden color into a tulip. About a finger of slight off white head is achieved with a moderate pour.

Smell – Belgian yeast quite heavy up front, citrus and fruits, floral and grassy hops, malty backbone.

Taste – Not very IPA like to be perfectly honest. Similar to a Trippel though there is slight hop presence. Caramel malts, slight toffee, and earthiness.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall – Have never been a fan of Belgian IPA’s, not going to lie. This one was not so much IPA as it was a Trippel in my opinion. Would not revisit.

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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at catskeller.
Pours a crystal clear orange colour. Nce white head. Looks nice.
Smells hoppy and aggressive. Some nice floral aromas. Very belgiany under the hops. Tastes bitter and hoppy. A bit harsh but a really nice flavour profile. Thick, a bit syrupy moth feel. Overall pretty enjoyable but harsher than i typically i enjoy

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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.

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3.94/5  rDev -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.

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.