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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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90
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1,970 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,970
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 95
Gots: 168 | 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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Photo of McStagger
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Belgian IPA? Let's see what the fuss is. Bottled on 3/5/13, so freshness may be an issue.

A: Looking pretty standard so far. Off pale slightly hazy orange/copper. Two fingers khaki head. Dissipation is fairly rapid. Not much for lacing.

S: Aha! Banana/clove esters escape from the glass. Notes of bubblegum, all spice, some sweet /spicy fruitiness. Underneath is some milled grain. Not much hop presence noted.

T: Big spicy fruity notes in the beginning. The same clove, banana and candied fruit. Pretty quickly enveloped by a big wave of tropical cone bitterness that runs through the mid palate. The finish picks up again with the same zesty, spicy (all spice, grains of paradise/ coriander) This intermingles with the bitterness to leave a pleasant herbal soapiness and zesty, citrusy taste. Leafy/woodsy bitterness brings up the rear. Finish has a lot of apple with a zesty, lemony bitterness. Aftertaste of herbal green apple.

M: Light on its feet. Picks ups a little body mid palate, but finishes very refreshing. Very deceiving 9.2 abv. The alcohol gives some body, but not nearly the level one would think.

O: Impressive. Still not completely onboard with Belgian strains of yeast, but this is a good starting point.

McStagger, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Drumomatic, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

JTomczak, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

mpayne5, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Juuroumaru
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle found in the back of my cellar dated 10/22/12
A-Poured aggressively with a 2in white head. lots of micro bubbles being released from the center of the glass. Head retention in not very good, almost completely dissipated within 1 minute. leaves a small thin lacing.
S-Malt with what appears to belgian yeast and a light citrus nose.
T- Very malty with no sign of hops and a slightly spiced body.
M- Good carbonation with a solid mouthfeel.
O- Can definately tell that this beer has degraded a lot but it’s still a solid drink

Juuroumaru, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

-ronin-, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

EricDrinksGoodBeer82, Jul 25, 2013
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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%

rkarimi, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

rawfish, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Brew_42
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy gold with a white head

Smells of banana and spices

Tastes banana sweetness and spices with a slight bitterness that hangs around

MF-Slightly carbonated and very drinkable

Overall- Very nice beer. I will definitely pick up some more in the future.

Brew_42, Jul 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

GoGata, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

drherrma, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

BigJim5021, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Respect_the_Saaz, Jul 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

MattSweatshirt, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of JAFoley
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden yellow and nearly transparent. Beautiful off-white head with great retention and lacing.

S - Bready and citrus, orange and grapefruit

T - Caramel base with strong spicy pine and grapefruit hops and tons of banana. Normally I am not a fan of the banana flavor that Belgian yeast imparts, but this is the most I've ever enjoyed. The high ABV and hops balance the flavor amazingly.

M - Crisp and clean with perfect carbonation. Very drinkable!

O - This is a new favorite. I'm not normally a fan of Belgians or Belgian/IPAs because of the yeast flavor profiles but the strong hops and dry hopping counterbalance this perfectly. I will definitely be enjoying this again.

JAFoley, Jul 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

tfsimpkins, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jmccullough108, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

MPSTARR, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

MSandahl23, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jnikkel, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jjf3792, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

od_sf, Jul 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

WizzardOfHops, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

irishgreensoda, Jul 16, 2013
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,970 ratings.