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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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2,117 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,117
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 259 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Red-orange pastel amber with a proud standing head of white. Foam sits over an inch thick. Holds strong. Laces as it falls.

Fresh apricot, lemon, pomelo, and some Belgian pale maltiness. A little grassy, and a little musty. Could be extra soft, or possibly a little oxidized.

Has a hoppy bite with some Green Flash citrus. Light estery qualities from the Abbey yeast. The tripel barely bleeds through past the Imperial IPA, which is unfortunate. It's a little more deteriorated from when I've had it before on-tap. Notes of lime, melon, grapefruit, and apricot. American hops aren't entirely out-of-place. It's evidently missing balance between the two ales.

The body actually takes flight with good crispy drinkability. Carbonation is very perky and adds great texture.

I need a fresher bottle.

Photo of PintSizedLover
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden amber with fluffy white foam, with better than average lacing. Floral hop and bubblegum predominate the nose with some herbaceous earthy spice coming in at the end. Floral, slightly bitter grassy hops start leading into traditional Belgian spice and yeast with clove and bubble gum flavors. Slightly sticky on the palate with a peppery drying finish, and slightly tinny aftertaste. This will be a go to this Spring.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Brinks
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Duffman79
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of chefbigjon
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of piccnd3
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of BHansen214
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of bigaddy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TheBrewViking
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a New Belgium globe.

Appearance is about as good as it gets, bright golden amber color with pillow of white foam on top that sticks around for a while and leaves some impressive lacing.

Smell is fruity, with cloves and floral hops. Lots going on here.

Taste is sweet and musty Belgian yeast followed by fruity hops with hints of mango and pineapple. The fruity hops and sweetness balance out and finish dry leaving this beer very drinkable.

Good amount of carbonation and a medium mouthfeel. The alcohol is well hidden and the hops are more floral than bitter. Very smooth

Overall I'm finally getting to review this beer after drinkin it on many occasions. One of my if not my favorite Belgian ipa. Super drinkable and tasty beer

Photo of blameo
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of rangerred
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap in a point glass.

Pours a slighty hazy medium gold with a fluffy white head. Average head retention and lacing.

Tons of yeasty Belgian esters hit in the aroma with bubblegum being predominate. Some clove and orange underneath but it is quite buried.

The flavor also continues the yeasty theme and closely follows the aroma. There is more citrus present, however, that I assume is from the massive amount of hope. Bitterness is on the high side but it helps to balance out the sweetness. Finish is slightly sticky.

Overall, a very well put together Belgian IPA that nicely balances the hop notes with the yeast esters. Alcohol is well-hidden as well. Definitely one to pick up.

Photo of stephens101
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Fusion" beers scare the hell out of me, but it's GF, so gonna give it a try.

Pure amber color with a thick, craggy, off-white head.

Orange and lemon and yeast to the nose up front, followed by a pointed earthiness, piney hops, taffy, and far-off spice. Complex, pleasant and unique. I'm starting to question my initial apprehension, but the true test is yet to come

Has an interesting mix of sweet and bitter with smooth light fruits (orange, pear, grapefruit), caramel, pine, and a hint of vanilla and cumin. Fabulous and flavorful with all components working equitably.

Medium to heavy body with a noticeable fusel alcohol heat. Firm where needed and yielding when called for. I stand corrected, and bring me another.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ahommell
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz Bomber.

A- Clean and clear. Amber, copper color. Off White head is a finger. Lacing strong throughout.

S- Delicious. Smells like a light IPA and a Belgian all in one. Aroma hops have done their job here. They smell delicious. Belgian yeast. Cloves. Banana peel bitter. Citrusy apple finish.

T- PA-POW. Hits with a pale ale hop and finishes with the brute force of a Belgian. Look for the citrus that finishes. It is not only hidden in the hop forest at the beginning of the taste but the yeasts hide it until the very end. Banana peel throughout.

M- Full to medium body. Alcohol is 9.2%: So while this is no slouch, it is hard to fathom until after the first half of the 22 oz. and when the very end of a sip occurs. Citrus hides the alcohol well. Warming and full.

O- I have been nothing but impressed with Green Flash so far. I have rated others of their beers very high and this is no different. For a Belgian Triple / American Imperial IPA this goes in the "must try" category. Delicious.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,117 ratings.