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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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Pours amber with two finger white head. Nose is hoppy banana bread. Definitely Belgian yeast. Flavor is quite unique - some fruity banana hops and melon followed by a citrus finish. It is growing on me with each sip. Medium/full body, moderate carbonation. I liked this more than I expected.

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Le Freak pours a golden bronze color with a nice long lasting head. There is a strong spicy aroma, very hoppy and strong Belgian candy notes. The taste has some big sweet Belgian candy flavors, with a harsh bitter hoppy finish. Good feel, nice body. Overall it is as advertised a Belgian IPA mixed with IIPA, the only problem is the IIPA flavor is a bit odd, overpowering and tastes a bit old.

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22oz bottle to my FW snifter glass
Notes taken on 09/21/2014

A: Turbid caramel orange body with a mass of khaki foam suds that billows over top. Super heady with solid retention efforts. Lots of sticky lace webs down the glass after every sip.

S: Smells bright and floral with apricot, peach, and a touch of orange marmalade. I get some caramel malt sweetness to the nose and trailer of Belgian yeast in the form of banana peel and smoky clove. Fairly nice and balanced with the Amarillo hops coming through nicely.

T: Tastes much the same with a big Amarillo hop presence up front and strong bitterness striking at the palate. Lots of apricot/peach and candied orange peel here with traces of pine. Good balance of caramel malts with the alcohol kept well hidden throughout. Delivers some pleasant yeasty phenols of clove and banana towards the finish. Has a light smokiness to it almost. More West Coast IPA than a Belgian but it surprisingly works out well in the end.

M: Moderate filling body with some nice even levels of carbonation that play well into the high levels of bitterness here. Spritzy with a drying at the finish and light resinous linger. Some mild alcohol warmth on the backend.

D: I do enjoy getting my Freak on. Amarillo is always a good choice. Pretty solid beer that hits more on the American IPA side while incorporating that Belgian yeast. Remarkably well balanced for its size too.

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