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Green Flash Le Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,970 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,970
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 95
Gots: 167 | 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 bsp77
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Very cloudy golden amber with massive, sticky head and lots of lacing.

Smell: Pepper, cloves, spicy hops, banana and citrus.

Taste: The yeast is strong in this one. Musty, with lots of pepper, clove, banana and a general spiciness that nay be in part from the hops. Some light pine and citrus but not overly noticeable. Bitter overall.

Feel: Highly carbonated with a medium body and a bone dry finish.

Overall: Comes across as a very bitter Tripel, as the yeast is the driving factor and the hops taste a little more continental than American to me. Very enjoyable overall.

bsp77, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jplopez21, Sep 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Sonofalime, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ausonius, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Noisia, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of a0lbudman
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass
gold in color with a white head and had a lot of foam
hoppy smell with a hint of grassy smell to it
great hops tatse that leaves a hoppy after tatse.
has that smell and tatse of a belgium beer plus the hoppy effect of an American IPA

a0lbudman, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

IPAchris, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

timesnewspartan, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DrewLikesBeer, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Jame515, Sep 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jdell15, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

big2112, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

fatboy91, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

sneezye, Sep 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

srw, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DeanMoriarty, Sep 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

zahara15, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

SB_Brewmaster, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

seanchai, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

ste5venla, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Sirvis, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

tconti22, Sep 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

edenstjames, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

tommy5, Sep 07, 2013
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
Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 1,970 ratings.