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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,855
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 84
Gots: 134 | 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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mzablocki

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-04-2013 23:55:23 | More by mzablocki
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-04-2013 11:45:48 | More by Cynic-ale
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-04-2013 06:22:24 | More by Kopfschuss
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-03-2013 19:05:11 | More by petermethot
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nygannon

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-03-2013 18:52:25 | More by nygannon
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-02-2013 01:20:21 | More by aasher
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-01-2013 21:30:00 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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powpig2002

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

08-01-2013 20:43:43 | More by powpig2002
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -17.2%

This brew pours a beautiful opaque copper/orange with a two finger head which lasts for a while. Some of the head remains on the top of the brew until the end. Good lacing.

The smell is wheat, bananas and cloves. I don't smell too many hops here. Maybe some light piney hops. There is also a bubblegum/yeasty smell.

The taste is citrus hops, wheat, bubblegum, sweet malts and pine. There is also a 'musty' taste similar to what shows up in the smell.

The mouthfeel is thin and creamy, good carbonation. The brew leaves a dry taste in the mouth after swallowing and an oily taste on the tongue.

Overall this brew is pretty plain for something that is called "Le Freak" It does taste as advertised, a cross between a Trippel and an IPA; more Trippel than IPA.

07-31-2013 22:41:11 | More by microbrewlover
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-31-2013 22:40:43 | More by sevenshubby
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McStagger

California

4.06/5  rDev +1%

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.

07-30-2013 07:50:42 | More by McStagger
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Drumomatic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-29-2013 01:07:18 | More by Drumomatic
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-28-2013 14:55:57 | More by JTomczak
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-28-2013 04:24:42 | More by mpayne5
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Juuroumaru

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -22.9%

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

07-27-2013 15:42:32 | More by Juuroumaru
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-ronin-

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-27-2013 14:10:21 | More by -ronin-
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EricDrinksGoodBeer82

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-25-2013 16:27:11 | More by EricDrinksGoodBeer82
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%

07-25-2013 07:22:42 | More by rkarimi
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rawfish

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-25-2013 07:17:55 | More by rawfish
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

07-25-2013 05:55:59 | More by Brew_42
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GoGata

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-24-2013 21:37:06 | More by GoGata
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drherrma

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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BigJim5021

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-23-2013 05:41:52 | More by MattSweatshirt
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,855 ratings.