Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.46/5 rDev +10.9%
Poured from a bomber into a Mike Hess glass. Pours a golden amber with a nice, foamy white head. The trippel part of this brew really stands out in the smell, way more so than the IPA part. The taste is actually pretty balanced between an IPA and a trippel though. Just a hint of pine and loads of citrus and bitterness with that Belgian yeast taste to sort of soften the blow of the hops. Mouthfeel is just below average I'd say. Carbonation was maybe a bit low, I like an IPA with a good amount of carbonation. This beer is basically what you'd get if you took half GF IIPA and half GF Trippel. Now, I enjoyed GF Trippel, but it really wasn't as good as I expected, and GF IIPA is of course amazing, but the two together are just so unique. It brings a smile to my face. This is exactly what GF Trippel was missing.
07-04-2013 01:52:33 | More by MisSigsFan
4.31/5 rDev +7.2%
Green Flash Brewing Company - Le Freak, poured into DFH IPA glass.
Look -Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with a ruby tinge and a huge soapy head that dissipates at a medium pace leaving an abundance of chunky lacing. Great looking brew!
Smell - Fruity citrus resembling apple and the blending of sourdough Belgian has it come off as almost a rich cider of sorts.
Taste - Rich caramel malt, Belgian sourdough, then deep citrus hops with bittering pine at the end. Bravo! Well done!
Mouthfeel - Sits bitter and slightly sticky. Mouth and throat warming but not super hot, booziness level is right where you'd expect for above 9%. Good drinkability. Medium-bodied with low carbonation.
Overall - Solid, solid brew. Green Flash is great at blending and interpreting styles. Definitely recommend trying this one.
07-02-2013 19:27:16 | More by JMScowcroft
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured a golden orange body with good head and moderate lacing, thanks to active carbonation, on top of a bountiful aroma of citric and grape like hops that mix, not overpower, with Belgian yeast and some sweet (candi sugar?) malt and orange peel as well. This beer is smooth, not too spicy or bitter or anything that may have gone wrong with combining "western style" hops with a Belgian IPA. I find the balancing act a succesful one as there is some sweetness in this beer, both malty (candi sugar, caramel, I think) and touches of tropical fruit (tangerine comes to mind for some reason, as does apricot) but also a spicy, strong hop presence (more orange, citric, touches of grape). Finishes with crisp bite and alcohol is well contained. Overall, a pretty good and interesting beer and not too many like this one are around.
06-24-2013 15:37:15 | More by clayrock81
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,860 ratings.