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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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1,906 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,906
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 90
Gots: 153 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

ATXRyan, Aug 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

deadliest, Oct 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

jjm2503, Jun 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

khargro2, Jan 02, 2014
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2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The start is off on the right foot - a hazy amber orange with a real rocky top white head, plenty of sheet lacing in the Corsendonk tulip. Tons O' yeasties on the bottle bottom.

Great aroma of a musty, funky brew with plenty of Belgium yeast kicking into the mix.

But the taste? WOW, major let down. An astringent taste of orange and citrus, sweet start and sour finish - only a bit of sweet Belgium candy cane saves this at all. This combination does not work well at all. Finish is dry and burning with the alcohol. Funny how sometimes one does not taste a beer the same as the majority.

I'm passing on this one, a one and done beer.

Vancer, Mar 29, 2009
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2.85/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. The color is dark orange; almost copper. There is a bit of haziness to the beer. The head is off-white and about a half inch.

The aroma has a bit of bubblegum, with some nice spicy yeast mixed in.

The taste has some bitter hoppiness, mabye on the citrusy side. Most of the flavor is more towards the Belgian pale ale. The yeast flavor doesn't mix well with the hop flavor; leaving a muddled mess of flavor.

This is full bodied, with very lively carbonation. This isn't terrible, but the yeast flavor isn't great and the hop flavor is mostly just bitter. I should disclose I don't love this style in general.

andrewinski1, Jul 04, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev -28.4%

Jkeena, Aug 25, 2014
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2.93/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1 pint 6 fl oz. brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a six finger head of fair cream and thickness, and great retention. Colour is a semitransparent light copper.

Sm: Light floral hops is all me broken nose detects; all apologies, lads. Aroma is moderate in strength.

T: Well handled bittering hops and pleasant floral notes tamed by a light unobtrusive barley. Not horribly complex, but well balanced and decently built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavour of the body.

Dr: Very drinkable, but the quality of the flavour is limited. The ABV is high, but it suffers from low quality.

kojevergas, Sep 26, 2011
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2.93/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours a caramel brown with three fingers of bubbly beige head. It's settles to leave some cobweb lace.

Bananas and bubble gum in the aroma with some spiciness in the background. Cloves come to mind. Seems sweet and lacks hop character. The pallet is filled with spice. Ginger and cloves with some toffee sweetness. A little bit of a bitter hop finish on this.

The body is medium with coarse carbonation. Sticky on the pallet.

Overall this one underwhelmed me. Not enough hops (IMO) and a bit to sweet. I feel like the flavor profiles don't come together in the end. Drinkable, but I won't buy it again (hell I didn't even buy this, it was given to me).

Bendurgin, Jul 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,906 ratings.