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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,808 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,808
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 83
Gots: 119 | FT: 2
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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Brazil

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California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2014 23:47:48 | More by gspeer711
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sloanzilla

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

MMM MMM good! I love this smooth baby. I usually get it bottled and can't remember if I've had it on tap. I've only see it in bombers so far. Nice little treat to have on occasion! I've run out of things to write but I have to reach 200 characters... ;)

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 16:35:05 | More by sloanzilla
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

06-22-2014 23:10:52 | More by BrandonMelton
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-22-2014 21:20:54 | More by Cmteagardin
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-20-2014 17:58:32 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-20-2014 11:11:08 | More by JLB025
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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Phigg1102

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-20-2014 00:40:07 | More by Phigg1102
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dozier77

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-18-2014 22:57:06 | More by dozier77
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 1pt 6oz bottle best by 9/18/15 into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a small yet compact white head that fades slowly giving way to some nice lacing.

S-A nice potent aroma of yeast cake and banana are the biggest and are up front in the nose. There is a nice hoppy aroma of citrus and spiced bread.

T-The taste follows the nose rather nicely. There is a slightly fruity and sweeter bready flavor that meets the tongue.

M-Has medium carbonation with a fizzy/creamy mouth feel with a very dry finish. Well balanced.

O-Overall was a great blend of my two favorite styles. Not hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. A cloudy dull orange brew with an odd head, a matrix of small bubbles surrounded by a sleeve of much larger bubbles. Fairly good head retention. Aroma is bright and fruity, very citrus-forward (fresh orange juice) with a decent blast of sweet yeast and Belgian clove-like spice, apple, cotton candy. Palate is a very close split between Belgian tripel and American IPA, as advertised. Often a take on this style will skew decidedly one way or the other, but this exemplar really does try to meld the two in equal measure. Very bitter hop finish and tons of citrus hop flavor, orange and grapefruit rind and flesh plus a tinge of tropical nectar for good measure, mango and melon. Also getting a pungent spice like equal measures of clove and cumin, black pepper and cardamom, faint butterscotch and banana chips/peel. A whiff of bandage-like phenols. Rather spicy and pungent at first but softens over time to reveal a fruit cocktail sweetness that begins to dominate the proceedings late. Quite fizzy and there's a little booze in the finish. I dig the whole laundry list of flavors to find in here and one can telescope in and out to alternate between citrus hops and Belgian spice. For all the shit Green Flash gets for various reasons beyond the scope of this review, they produce world-class IPAs and rather solid Belgians as well, and here is where they meet.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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California

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Michigan

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,808 ratings.