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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2,145
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 116
Gots: 280 | 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:
Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 05-08-2007

This Belgian Style IPA is an "out of the box" convergence of beer styles where American Imperial IPA meets Belgian Trippel.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wasn't sure what to expect when I purchased this beer- I was quite surprised- it' s a different tasting beer, and excellent.

Poured in a Mikasa tulip, the beer has a cider color with a 1F head.

The aroma is nice- not overwhelming, but distinctive: vanilla, spice, lemon, fruit, clove.

The mouth feel is not overly carbonated.

Taste: this beer is a combo of a Imperial IPA and a Trippel. The grapefruit is not like a typical DIPA, it's more understated, and it blends well with the fruity, spicy character of the taste attributed to the Trippel style.

The finish is hoppy, medium bitterness, and spicy. One of the best finishes I have tasted in a beer with hops, clove, and spice in its profile.

Overall- an excellent beer. Very different. It combines the best elements of a Trippel and a DIPA: hops, bitterness, spice, clove, and lighter fruit.

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Poured from 22oz bottle into 16oz mug.

Appearance: Pours a golden-orange color with a substantial off-white head that dissipates slowly. Just enough carbonation bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass- quite enticing to look at.

Smell: Before even putting my nose up to the glass I caught a few whiffs of what smelled like white grape, or possibly even champagne; upon closer inspection this remained. The closer look, however, also revealed notes of lemon, grass, and just a hint of breadiness.

Taste: As the bottle advertises, this truly tastes like a blend of tripel with American imperial IPA. Begins with fairly aggressive West Coast hoppiness which rounds out to a yeasty, bready flavor before finishing with citrus zest topped off with herbal flavors. Some bittersweet alcohol right at the end, as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with balanced carbonation and a boozy finish that yields to hoppy dryness.

Overall: Again, this is not necessarily what one would think of when the term "Belgian IPA" is bandied about. This is a tripel souped up with West Coast dry hopping. Excellent.

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,145 ratings.