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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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90
outstanding

2,021 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,021
Reviews: 698
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 100
Gots: 195 | 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 brurevu
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Le Freak poured a bright golden color with a large fluffy white head that reflected its bottle conditioning. The aroma was big and fruity with a fresh hop nose and Belgian yeast undertones. The taste started lightly sweet and fruity and melded into a slightly bitter citrus hop flavor that was expertly nuanced and balanced. The best flavors and profiles of the Trippel and Imperial IPA blended exceptionally and continued to pull me back in for sip after sip.

brurevu, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of tronester
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange with a medium, rocky off-white head. Aromas of freshly cut granny smith apples and a tiny hint of band-aid. Taste begins with a sweet apricot flavor, followed by some sharp herbal, medicinal tastes, then finishing with a grapefruit and asprin finish. Mouthfeel is quite rich. Overall a very good BIPA.

tronester, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of brett606
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

brett606, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a orange golden with tons and tons of rocky head.

The aroma has lots of Belgian yeast, almost like a sourdough being rested. However, there's lots herbal and spice notes along with a huge punch of pine and citrus from the hops. It's so Belgian bready and yeasty, but then there's also that hop punch.

The flavor follows with an attack of yeast, which then settles to a light bready malt. The spicy Belgian flavor is in there as well. There's tons of bitterness of pine and mostly grapefruit pith. The end is very drying with yeast and bitterness.

The alcohol is well hidden and I did not expect it to be 9.2%.

It's a good beer, though the yeast character is a bit much for me. However, for those really going after Belgian IPAs, this is up there.

dar482, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of JakeMorgan13
4/5  rDev -0.5%

JakeMorgan13, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Mantooth, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of banger7
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

banger7, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

hnandez, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of henryhampton
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

henryhampton, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of CaptCleveland
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into SA glass.

Cloudy, orange-yellow liquid, huge 3 finger head, thick lacing.

Multiple aromas hit the senses: spice, bananas, subtle pine, earthy tones, cloves. Very nice.

Well balanced, sweet malt cut with some nice bitter hops, meld together nicely. Vanilla, spice come through.

Medium body, a bit over carbonated but not uncommon for the style. Alcohol subdued.

Really enjoyed the combination of the styles. Well done.

CaptCleveland, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

davet100, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

geuze_gone_wild, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Leinie, Aug 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

NateMac13, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

scxcrunner, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

TheDoak, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

xseanprimex, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

TomStottman, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

csfcmitchell, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

harpus, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

ClintonRalston, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ayatsato, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

wolf_switzer, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of paulgarrison
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

paulgarrison, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

52P48, Aug 16, 2013
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,021 ratings.