1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Le Freak

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,968 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,968
Reviews: 695
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,968 | Reviews: 695 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hophead101
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got this from a trade with mikereaser. drank at home on 9.28.08, poured from bottle into wide mouth glass.

pours a good looking beer. nice hazy tannish golden orange color. nice thick head, good off white foamy bubbles, also left a nice lacing in the glass. typical belgian smell, sweet malts, mild and not overpowering, citrus tones, mild mellow peach with hints of lemon.

great taste. mostly hoppy, belgian smell, IPA taste, nice butter hoppy taste with a great belgian maltiness in the background. This beer has a great balance. mouthfeel is crisp and carbonated but not overly so. nice light hoppy aftertaste. the more of this beer that i have, the drinkability gets better and better.

this is a great brew if you are digging the recent trend of hoppy belgians. one of my favorites of the year.

Hophead101, Nov 21, 2008
Photo of Foxman
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a very hazy honey golden amber. Two fingers of sculpted off-white head scoop and sink slowly. Escher prints of dimensional lacing print the inside of the glass.

In the aroma, there's a mildly sweet and tart melding of caramel malt and earthy wheat. Candy sugar and citrusy hops intersperse crisp esters carrying clove and banana. A brush of alcohol tickles the sinuses.

Upon sipping, a very brief glimpse of grain and sugar clinches to a singeing crisp ester blast that layers clove and green apple. As well, hops assert a broad push of gritty bitterness along with some dry citrus. Alcohol soft-shoes it here as well. A mild slide of biscuit and citrus hops lead into an enveloping bitter edge that finishes with a crisp, dry sustain. It's two strong characters agreeing to co-exist happily.

Medium bodied, the flow is just sticky enough to plaster a clean, crisp glow on the palate as it fades.

Unlike many of similar style, this beer is content being both distantly Belgian and American in style. It never blurs so much that it loses its intriguingly dual personality. Whatever the ABV, now known to be hefty indeed, it mixes well but it lays on a buzz quite capably. For me, this is one more reason to go on being a Green Flash fan.

Foxman, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of rhinos00
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass.

A- Clear golden orange in appearance. Two fingered fluffy white head gathered at the top after an aggressive pour, almost like whip cream. Left beautiful lacework on the glass as the beer was consumed.

S- Nothing exciting, generic. Smell of wheat and grain with a faint aroma of hops.

T- Very different in that the flavors were subtle, but still delivered a huge hop flavor, almost too much. Have to let this one warm up a bit for more complexity.

M- Medium bodied. Something was just a little off, almost watered down at points.

D- I don't think I can drink another one of these. Will most likely have to share with someone if I decide to drink this again.

Overall, I almost considered a drain pour at points. As the beer warmed up, the complexity of the taste was more acceptable. Still, I was on edge the whole time just trying to put this one down.

rhinos00, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.17/5  rDev -46%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Appearance - pours a clear coppery gold into a shaker pint. Two generous fingers of foam form up with a pale yellow cast. Smooth and pocky, it settles down leaving impressive lacing all around. Lots of beading from underneath make this quite a looker. The bottom-bomber pour clouds up the glass considerably, but the streams of bubbles sustain throughout.

Aroma - wisps of grain and citrus appear among the classic Belgian funkiness.

Taste - some sweet light grain up front, not much to it. The ensuing hoppiness is much like an assault. Full bitterness, extreme medicinals going on here. Combining with the Belgian yeasty/funky taste, this contains two of my least favorite flavors, creating a synergy that will take all of my willpower and determination to endure. The swallow is unbelievably bitter, dry and tasteless except for some Orval-like Robitussin/medicinal stuff. This may be a first from my pen, but I prefer the funky Belgian flavor to the hops. That's primarily because I am not liking the hops one iota, but there it is. The finish is a brief respite from a host of tastes I'm not digging, but then I plunge in again. Some solventy alcohol flavors as it warms, which I'd normally rail against, but here I'm trying to focus it. Whew, a tough bottle of beer to drink for me. To be fair, as it warms, the flavors do start to unfold a *little*. I'm picking up some earthy/grassy stuff at times. Some more citrus would have made a big difference here, the hops were just too raw, harsh, and unflavorful, and pulled the rug out from under this beer.

Mouthfeel - crisp, somewhat smooth with a solid body. Smoother still towards the end as some sediment is added to the mix.

Drinkability - no, I can't do this one again. Much thanks to the good folks at Hyde Park W&S for stocking this, but it is not for me.

brewdlyhooked13, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of morebeergood
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Roadhouse BBQ in Brookline. Came served in a small 12 oz stemmed glass. Hazy orange color. Thin white head. The smell tingles the nose; there are some hops in there for sure. Taste was very different. Had a very unusual initial flavor of a sweet Tripel with that upfront alcohol flavor, then before you could swallow, there was a tons of hops in your mouth. For an IPA, very different. For a Belgian IPA, very tasty. Alcohol was very pronounced, hence the small pour. This, plus the stringent hops profile, makes this beer a sipper, and not something to drink all night, in my opinion. Well worth a try though.

morebeergood, Nov 18, 2008
Photo of azbadger
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured a beautiful hazy golden orange, with a nice head

Smell: wonderful belgian smell with bananas but also piney, citrus hop smell present, more so as it warms

Taste: really like this beer, very complex with a lot going on, tastes of a triple with great hop finish

Mouthfeel: full bodied with good amount of carbonation

Drinkability: really enjoyed this beer, great blend of two styles, green flash continues to impress me. Lived up to the hype in my opinion

azbadger, Nov 17, 2008
Photo of HopDerek
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Spinnerstown Hotel on 10/25/08.

Poured a hazy light amber with thin white head. Some good retention and a bit of lacing. Smells of citrus and pine, yeast, fruits, candy, caramel, and clove. Tastes of fruits like pear and apple up front followed by banana, clove, and honey. Belgian candy and yeasty funk follow, then a medley of citrus and pine hops for a West Coast style finish. Medium full in body, smooth. Fruity with a nice spicy bitter finish. Another impressive brew from Green Flash, combines both Belgian and West Coast IPA styles nicely.

HopDerek, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 from dqderrick .... This brew has been on my radar for a while.. and much thanks goes out to Derrick for the great trade... poured into my Chimay goblet.

Very pretty meringue like head.. tons of Belgian lace.. woow! no kidding.. very nice... the brew is very hazy.. golden orange.. sorta glows.

There is a ton of stuff going on in the Le Freak.. loads of esters and phenols... spicy for sure with orange peel.. very complex... slight pink bubblegum and banana.. I am very impressed at this point.. and I haven't even taken a sip... maybe a little bit of solvent alcohol.. but not bad at all and it actually lends to the overall complexity.

Flavor is remarkably complex too but is very different than the aroma.. huge expected triple flavors but punctuated with a fair amount of SoCal hoppiness. clove and white pepper.. orange and lemon.. a thorough bready sweetness that never separates but more binds everything together verging on perfectly.... the finish takes minutes.. amazing.. this reminds me of Midnight Sun Wrath but with a great "freshness" quality to it...

I've had quite a few Green Flash brews over the last year or two.. but wow.. this is far and away my favorite.. I need to get more of these in a big way.. simply a lesson in complexity and balance.. I am soooo impressed. Cheers... I wish I could get you guys locally.. but again.. Wow! Thanks Derrick!!


JohnGalt1, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of stephenpcowan
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I thought this beer was outstanding at the bbf but didn't want to review it based on the overexposure of the day.

In retrospect, I probably liked this beer so much because it was so different from most belgian ales. Left alone with a bottle, the balance tilts too much to the hoppy side.

The pour is great, big beautiful fluffy head and light golden color.

The smell is primarily pine, grass and citrus notes from the hops, but there is more subdued banana and tooty-fruity.

The taste is dominated by hops all the way through. This beer could use a bit more residual sugar--the high attenuation combined with the hoppiness puts the beer out of balance for my taste. As a result I recruited my roommate for help finishing the bomber.

I would drink this beer again but I like it best in small amounts with other beers.

stephenpcowan, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of yemenmocha
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours translucent off-gold color with generous, pillowy white head.

Very aromatic with lemon, french bread crust, and overall bread qualities.

Early on, the Belgian bready/yeasty flavors are apparent, but then shortly after (almost concurrently) the panopoly of hops take center stage. Odd balance of the two, and I can't help but wonder if this style should not exist. As it is though, it is quite wonderful, but not something I could tolerate drinking regularly.

Good beer. Worth seeking out.

yemenmocha, Nov 10, 2008
Photo of Cresant
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 16.9 oz. brown bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date. The body was a bright and rich orange. Clear on the first pour. A frothy two fingers of vanilla colored head stayed. Murkier on the second pour.

Smell was Belgian yeast. Spicy banana bread. Wet cement. Fruity. Some slight dustiness. Citrus. Lots going on here!

Taste was alcohol. Green/astringent hops. Substantial. Belgian fruity/organic/yeastiness nicely juxtaposed with the scorching West Coast IPA style. Very nice. Drying finish with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel was zesty and full-bodied. Mouthfilling creaminess.

Cresant, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I really can't decide whether I like this or not. I had good expectations for it going in, and it left me craving a tiny bit more.

Poured a nice hazy dark-ish yellow color with a stark white head into my DFH 22oz snifter. The nose was somewhat sweet but with highlights of citrus.

An interesting merge of two different flavors in the mouthfeel. I'm getting somewhat of a spiciness from the belgian yeast, but then back again with the hops. The candy sugar is quite evident. I'm not a huge fan of triples but the 'blending' between that style and an american IPA is appealing to me. However I am slightly unsure how to feel about this one. It's definitely worth revisiting. The style in general is a good one to try (albeit tough to find sometimes) .

Ineedabeerhere, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of akorsak
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bottle picked up at State Line.

A: The BIPA is an amber color, tea- or penny-colored. A steady stream of bubbles is the only disruption in the glass. A small head is attempting to lace around the edges of the glass.

S: The nose has a nice tripel profile, sweet with a blast peppery coriander. Floral hops emerge, moreso as the ale warms, releasing an intoxicating lupulin aroma that is strong but not blindly bitter.

T: The body is boozy and heat, heavy on the alcohol from the get go. The hops are just behind the alcohol, herbal and bitter. The hops blend nicely with the Belgian profile, meeting the sweetness with blinding bite. The tripel's profile is fast to fade, leaving the candi and coriander rather quickly. Bitterness is the catchphase for the finish. As I drink the ale, I appreciate the melding of flavors but some of the elements are too strong and don't always work.

M: You better like either a) blinding booze or b) blinding hops. The heat and hops are both wicked.

D: The ale is too strong to have more than one bomber. I want to love the beer, I really do. I just struggle with fact that it comes across as too big. Damn, damn, damn.

akorsak, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of tpd975
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice golden hue with a solid two finger head. Wonderful retention with some spotty lace.

S: Nice aromas of apples and touches of spice. A bit of Belgian yeast and a touch of citrus hops.

T: I really like this one. I have not really liked many of the previous attempts at this style that I have had. Nice sweet apple up front with hints of peppery spice. Touches of banana esque Belgian yeast come next. Bubblegum gets overtaken by bitter grass and grapefruit rind. Wonderful blend of Belgian Ale and West Coast IPA.

M: Medium in body with snappy carbonation. Quite bitter and dry in the finish.

D: Put the bomber down by myself without a problem. Wish I had taken this one home from Denver to share with the local tasting group.

tpd975, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of PatronWizard
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aaaahhh Le Freak out!

Opaque golden yeller. Good looking mushy head.

Smells like a spice beer. Freaky Spice. Or a really strong hefe. Bordering on sour.

Taste has that tea flavor kind of bitter I associate with an ESB. Overpowering, as I don't believe I taste anything else. Surprising. I thought I was opening an IPA/tripel kind of thing. Maybe I am, but it would be my least favorite so far. Not bad, just not great. Le Freak comes out at night.

So I'm not loving it, but I'll have absolutely no problem whatsoever finishing it and I do appreciate the favorable 9.2%

Overall: one timer for me

PatronWizard, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of SShelly
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Blue Palms.

A light golden color with a 2" bright white head.

Nice hop aroma, lots of citrus and pine.

Taste is almost all pine in the bitterness/hop flavor/hop aroma, my wife described it as "sprucy". there is enough malt to balance out the hops, and as it warmed I was able to get some residual sweetness . While there was a little spiciness to the flavor there wasnt much there that I would label as "belgian". Also a great sharp hop bite aftertaste that was again very piny.

Overall I will most definetly order this again if I see it on someones beer list.

SShelly, Nov 05, 2008
Photo of PhxHorn
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a light orange, with a fluffy white head, leaving a bunch of lacing all the way down. Smells of hops, but not much belgian content to the aroma. The initial taste is mostly of hops, but after a few swallows, the belgian character starts to make itself known. So you get the hoppy attack of grapefruit and orange, along with the more subtle peach and apricot hints. It's an intriguing combination, though overall I'd say the hoppy aspect overbalances the belgian component. Still a helluva brew.

PhxHorn, Nov 03, 2008
Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Hophead101 for this one, cheers Greg!

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with 2 fingers of fluffy cream colored head. Murks up at the bottom of the bottle, good lacing & head retention

S: Honey, pineapples, lemons, green bananas & white pepper

T: Passion fruit, pineapples, grapefruit up front, plus appleskins. More grapefruit, green bananas & noticeable but light alcohol, as as this warms. Finishes with much grapefruit, some booze, pears & apple peels, plus a touch of breadyness

MF: Syrupy, low carbonation, medium bodied with pretty good balance & warming sensations

Drinks pretty good for the style & abv, this Belgian PA certainly has a west coast slant, as you'd expect from Green Flash

russpowell, Nov 02, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GABF Weekend '08: I'm a'luv'n the hoppy Belgians. This one comes out with a witbier appearance- canary yellow and a firm head formation that laced well and retained to the bottom of the glass. Piercing aromas of lemons, acidic berry-like tartness, and sharp citrus-piney hops that stand out over the softer pilsner malts. Flavors are acidic of lemons, berries, white pepper, and a plethera of other fruity esters and peppery phenols. Hops (Amerillo's?) give a citric orange / grapefruit flavor swirled around strong notes of pine and lemmon grass. The hop flavor is intense, religating the malts to a backup role only. The intense hops and spices give a lot of complexity and variety. A light vineous, barrel-aged tannin quality prounounces in the finish. And so does a mild lactic astringency and a light soapy phenolic character. Otherwise a near-flawless beer.

BEERchitect, Oct 29, 2008
Photo of deereless
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear coppery orange, cottony head, signs of layering on the glass - 4.50, S: Perhaps it is a little too cold but the aromas a more subtle than I expected, the Belgian side is what is most noticeable - orange peel, some spices - likely coriander, citrusy/lemony off the hops I assume - 3.75, T: All of a sudden this beer becomes a hop bomb, loads of piney bite, some syrupy sweetness to try and moderate the hops though in reality the hops just dominate, only the slightest sign of the Belgian makes it through all the hop juice - 3.50, M: 4.00, D: Always a fan of the IPAs, this one is a good representation of the style though the balance is a little too far skewed in the direction of the hops - 3.50

deereless, Oct 29, 2008
Photo of bigkahunas4
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've really been looking to having this - as sign the BBF - I've had a soft spot for Belgian IPAs. I found a 22 oz bomber and am going to sample it in an oversized wine glass. "01 08" was barely etched near the base of the glass - leading me to believe that was when it was brewed.

Appearance: Gave it a fairly vigorous pour to elicit in hopes of eliciting some decent head from her. The body poured a gorgeous opaque bronze with mahogany highlights. The head had some great great retention, starting at about a finger and a half, and really holding strong at about half a finger. The foam looks vintage with it's parchment coloring. Some nice suddy lacing as well.

Smell: The first draw is the comforting Belgian yeast, with hints of pepper and lemon. Upon aerating it a bit, bubblegum emerges, as well as a smoky profile much like when incense is first lit.

Taste: My first thought was "Hmm" definitely interesting, as a big hop firestorm really takes over what was a big Belgian nose. Subtle yeasts flavors really try to peak their heads up, as I can sense some citrus. Really hard to pull out much of the normal Belgian sweetness, as the hop tide really rolls in almost immediately. Hop characters are very earthy, and unlike any I've really encountered. I'm pulling out some grass and dark wood, with a light hint of grapefruit. As it's warming - I'm enjoying it more, as the hops become more fruity.

Mouthfeel: Medium body on this guy, with a touch of viscosity as it hits your tongue. The hops are extremely sticky and really coat the back of your pallete and mouth - actually leaning towards unpleasant on this.

Drinkability: Alcohol is completely muted in this 9.2% freak - however, the hop bitterness really keeps you from drinking too much of this. I'll be honest, in that I was quite disappointed. Certainly complex, and interesting, but the rave scores led me to believe that I was going to be in complete lust here due to my love of Belgians and serious hops. This is my first Green Flash tasting - so perhaps I just am not used to their hops.

bigkahunas4, Oct 28, 2008
Photo of aforbes10
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big puffy whitish head on a light brown to orange body. Sticky lacing. Smells of white grapes, candi sugar, fusel alcohol (though not too much). Flavor is a fruity bitterness that transforms into a nice sweet malt and candi sugar with hot alcohol. Bitterness and a warming sensation meld in the finish and make a nice final impression. Approaching full-bodied with a hint of syrup-quality. Drinks well, and tastes good, though im not sure it's as memorable as i expected it would be.

aforbes10, Oct 26, 2008
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber pours into my glass a clear golden yellow/orange hue with a creamy two fingers of foam on top and good active carbonation as well. Aromas start out with fruity yeast esters and spiciness with some clove and a touch of pepper. Big citrusy hops with orange peel accents. Quite intricate and the hop kick is quite nice.

First sip brings crisp malt upfront with a nice melding of Belgian yeast esters and fruity spiciness. Notes of clove, nutmeg and a light peppery accent. Midway through the hops kick in with a citrusy/bitter hit. Notes of orange peel and hop resins on the way down. Finishes smooth with a bit of lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat creamy and smooth. Goes down with ease for being nearly 10%. Overall, a tasty Belgian IPA for sure. I've only had a few so far but I have enjoyed them. Thanks to PatronWizard for sending this my way.

orbitalr0x, Oct 26, 2008
Photo of arizcards
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber at AJ's at the end of September for $7.99.

Beer poured into my Duvel tulip a clear orange with an outstanding white head initially. Nose is a lovely Belgian yeast strain, light spices, and floral hops. Taste is peppery, with hints of candied sugar, finishing with a heavy dose of west coast hops that leave a resiny hop oil. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and mildly carbonated, very smooth as it glides across the palate. Overall drinkability is very good. This is a very intriguing style of beer that is a lot of fun to try. Recommended.

arizcards, Oct 26, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a bright, vibrant and glowing orange, with a slight haze and was topped off by a solid 2 finger foamy, cream colored head that pitted and cratered leaving a rocky and canyon like formation. Retention was excellent while a big clumpy lacing sticks to the sides of the glass. Visible carbonation was medium.

S: a light grassiness to it, with grapefruit, pine and some tangerines. A light candi-sugar sweetness was also detected. Overall a very nice balance of showing of aroma, moderate in strength.

T: Tart tangerines and a light musky cellar yeastiness is well noted from the start. Dry citrus hopping, grassy with gets progressively bigger. Dried grapefruit with a soft dry toasted caramel malting is followed by a light peppery finish. The hoppiness of this beer is intense, yet well balanced and never obnoxious and gets progressive stronger 5-7 seconds after the swallow before succumbing. Tart with some dry tangerines and a light peppery touch and a honorable mention of yeastiness that provides soft, yet appreciable background notes.

M: light bodied, with a slightly oily texture before finishing with a big dry citrus lacing.

D: A Belgian pale with a KO for hoppiness, well crafted, well balanced, dry, and is sure to please.

beerthulhu, Oct 22, 2008
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,968 ratings.