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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,972 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,972
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 96
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 cambabeer
4.26/5  rDev +6%

This was a really good Belgian IPA. Almost made me understand why the style is thus named. There were nice yeast and malt notes like a good belgian ale, sweet and alcohol very present. But at the same time the hops just punched your tongue. I really liked this. I'd have it again any day, though it is for sipping slowly.

cambabeer, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

mattreitz49, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

golf4collet, Oct 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

dheldman, Oct 09, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +14.4%

jdelenikos89, Oct 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

SwinginParty, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Madskill, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Outstanding combination. This beer gives equal emphasis to good bitter hoppiness and more subtle Belgian yeast and fruitiness. Poured into mu Chimay goblet as a hazy apricot color. Good bubbly carbonation visible with a small fizzy white head. Head retention is average and there is some light, filmy lacing on the sides of the goblet.

Aroma had most elements of a Belgian Tripel (apples and pears; Belgian yeast) and a good blast of bitter hoppiness instead of the peppery spicing that would be found in most Tripels.

Flavor was about the same. Both elements (Belgian and hoppiness) shared equal time and emphasis. The Belgian yeast and light fruit were most evident up front and in the finish (especially as the beer warmed). There was a solid hoppy presence in the middle.

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. This is an exceptional beer that I am sure I will enjoy again.

JayQue, Oct 07, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +21.4%

Dogpiss, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jjhelmin, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

SDRedDevil, Oct 07, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%

bvlaminck, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Hopswagger, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

JamLand, Oct 05, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

TheAnk, Oct 04, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

blinky1717, Oct 04, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Varls, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DoomVM, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of patpbr
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep orange without much head retention.
S - Belgium yeast, hops
T - Sweet then leading to some citrus and general hops. Finished with lots of yeast flavor.
M - Medium body and dry finish.
O - Nice blend that would be nice in a four pack.

patpbr, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Oct 01, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

dddarrin, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

BDeibs, Sep 30, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +12.4%

Bsho2113, Sep 29, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%

Sunn, Sep 29, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -44%

Hellpop65, Sep 29, 2014
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,972 ratings.