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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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90
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2,057 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 104
Gots: 213 | 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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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy medium golden brew with about an inch of foam.

It's a hoppy fruity yeasty smell that I get. I also sense some candi sugar sweetness.

Dry hoppy goodness with Belgian yeasty fruitiness, the label, she does not lie. A bit strong with the alcohol presence but manageable. Nice sipping brew that has a nice balance between the 2 attributes I mentioned.

Very nice mouthfeel adds to my admiration of Le Freak. I'm enjoying it.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz slender bottle, with a standard Green Flash label, one quite different from the example currently displayed here.

This beer pours a slightly glassy pale copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, and um, freakishly foamy and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves a wall of dense and intricately webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of musty, almost funky yeast, acrid grapefruit, orange, and lemon peel, underripe pineapple flesh, bready pale and caramel malt, some isolated raw sugar, and further herbal, weedy hop notes. The taste is more gritty earthy yeast, an orange and pineapple fruitiness, some middling green funk, clove/coriander spice, white pepper, pale grainy malt, and more bitter grassy, herbal hops. A small twinge of edgy alcohol emerges as it gradually warms.

The bubbles are a bit frizzy, but mostly on the softly lilting side, the body a decent medium weight, and kind of hit and miss in the smoothness department, as yeast and hops have a certain way of messing with that. It finishes off-dry, the fruit and malt maintaining enough heft to hold those hop and yeast muckrakers at bay.

While hardly my favourite style, this at least comes off as a pleasantly capable version, the Belgian yeast and Yankee hop astringency playing together nicely enough. The experience softens as things move along, which may have more to do with the well elevated and integrated ABV than anything flavour oriented.

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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a tamed IPA. The color is a honey-orange, faintly cloudy IPA looking beer. The head is quite attractive with a foamy, finger and a half thick sliver of bubbles. It has thick peaks and craters, never fully dissipates, and has a thickish lace behind.

Smells like you'd think it would with some flowery Belgian candy mixed in with some citrus that includes the sweetness of pineapple. A little bit of orange rind and bubble gum fills out the bouquet.

Complex flavors include bubble gum, pear and pepper, citrus fruits and orange rind. Pale malts are there, along with possibly pilsner malt.

Mouthfeel is all over the place in a nice workable manner. A blip of tangy, some spicy, a pinch of sweet, followed by a long, lingering bitterness. Despite relatively high ABV, the alcohol goes mostly unnoticed. Medium bodied, a bit of carbonation and fairly dry finish.

While this was a hybrid, it's like 4 parts IPA and 1 part trippel. The IPA pieces mask a lot of the trippel pieces, but the trippel pieces are pretty special while you notice them. It's a good beer, is easy to drink, and even with high ABV, is very approachable.

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.