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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,858 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,858
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 84
Gots: 136 | 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)
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-19-2013 01:26:15 | More by anteater
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-17-2013 13:25:31 | More by dwagner003
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Nothing better than walking into a gas station and seeing rows of Green Flash bombers; I’ve got to go to Missouri more often.

A: Pouring this into a Duvel tulip was a great idea, because Le Freak fits the Belgian pale look perfectly. Half-and-half white head and hazy amber body, with the foam looking nice and chunky as it slowly disappears. Bubbly lacing webs spread all the way around.

S: Pepper, ginger root, and white wine hop notes provide an uplifting aroma to a nose that broods with the caramel butteriness of American DIPA malt. It has a hint of age to it, almost old enough to provide an overpowering mustiness to the nose; however, the molasses and plum scent of Belgian candi sugar paint over most of the flaw with a hefty, in-style meatiness.

T: Candi sugar oozes tastes of plum and black cherry cobbler from the start, with a slight black licorice quality. A familiar hop pattern of pine and grapefruit make this distinctly American, exciting the palate to a momentary crispness as it melds with a slightly cheesy yeast funk. A buildup of brine sweeps across as the aftertaste hits, as bright, dry, and catty as any Belgian ale, but with a lingering note of biting fusel alcohol.

M: Try to swirl it around your mouth at all and you’re left with a frothy remnant of the beer you first drank – this is as softly carbonated as they come. A sign of bottle conditioning, sure, but a little crispness would help battle the thickness of the palate.

O: I’m left wondering whether I got all that I paid for. I know that Green Flash started bottle-dating recently, but it’s possible that the light yellow ink had been rubbed off, which is frustrating. Now, I don’t think every brewer should make their beers like Stone, with the “Enjoy By” date in huge letters on the label, but it wouldn’t hurt to date bottles in a manner that couldn’t be sabotaged by any bottle shop employee with a wet rag and a desire to sell old beer. At any rate, this is a beer that did pretty well with a little age on it. Though I wished it were fresher, I’m glad I got to try – because it was an excellent Belgo-American ale.

05-16-2013 23:34:20 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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North Carolina

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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -1%

Had on tap at the Sierra Grille. Beverage had a great and orange-copper appearance with a rich, frothy head. Aromas included smells of yeast and hops. Wish I could have pin-pointed the fruit aroma I smelled, but there was a nice ripe, fruit aroma to the drink. Taste was a good mix of fruits and hops. I felt like I could taste a flavor of pineapple and bready hops. Good mouthful of a medium carbonation that helps the flavors come out without being muted. Overall, a pretty good drink. Never tried too many Belgian IPAs, but this definitely makes me want to try more.

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Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Maryland

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Connecticut

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North Carolina

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Mississippi

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,858 ratings.