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Green Flash Super Freak - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Super Freak
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BA SCORE
82
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30 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 18.78%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 07-21-2008)
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

2.2/5  rDev -39.2%

Listed at 9% at the City Beer Store Sour event in August. I have to say, I didn't even know this was a Belgian IPA at its base until I looked it up here. Sure didn't taste like one- even under the wine barrel and Brett. I was definitely unimpressed by this beer, and it was definitely my least favorite at the event, and the only one I didn't finish. Poured a hazy orange with a rusty head and full of sediment. Smelled of nothing more than bandaids and extremely strong oak. The taste was extremely woody with oak and thin with a little sour to balance the oak, which it wasn't able to do. Wildly out of balance and no longer possessing any IPA characteristics whatsoever. A little bandaid on the finish just to make the experience all that more pleasant. Mouthfeel is very smooth, but a bit thin. Way too out of whack to enjoy this one. I'd avoid it if I were you. Something went very wrong here.

10-10-2008 21:01:39 | More by Georgiabeer
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Overlord

California

2.28/5  rDev -37%

Sampled at the Stone Sour Fest. I'm not a big fan of Green Flash, and this didn't help matters.

Pours a hazy orange. Small white head. Smells like oranges (oddly enough) and citrus. Taste: grass, orange, grapefruit, with a hideous aftertaste I can't describe. It almost seemed like they forced "sourness" into a beer for which it was entirely inappropriate.

Ugh.

07-22-2008 00:23:47 | More by Overlord
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Floydster

California

2.38/5  rDev -34.3%

Sampled at the 2nd Stone Sour Fest today, the sole beer from this brewery at the event, it is a Belgian IPA aged in San Pasqual wine barrels with added brettanomyces

A-Golden orange color, somewhat frothy head, some retention, some lacing
S-Not much brett, chardonnay, Belgian yeast, weird sugary scents, very faint hops, and citrus
T-Funky sweetness, not much tart or sourness, hops flattened out and it became overly malty, pretty boozy, left a nasty dry sensation, not balanced at all
M-Sweet, dry, and chalky mouthfeel, medium bodied, not enough carbonation, taste went away fast
D-Barely could get through my five ounces or so, ABV seemed high, not smooth, alcohol present in flavor

This was one of my least favorite beers of the day, I was disappointed because Le Freak is a better than decent beer and they pretty much ruined it with the additions to this, did not even taste like an IPA anymore, wished I did not waste a ticket on this after my initial sip

07-21-2008 05:24:07 | More by Floydster
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ehammond1


2.75/5  rDev -24%

On Tap

Green Flash Brewing Co.
Mira Mesa, CA

Hazy, golden, and glowing yellow with a thin, light, airy white head. This leaves spiderwebs and sheets of lacing down the glass. Gorgeous.

The Brett yeast dominates the aroma coupled with a sweet citrus syrup component. Strong, yeasty aroma.

The Brett yeast, a huge level of bitterness, and a stinging sweetness make this a relatively tough beer to drink. There's also quite a bit of alcohol heat that isn't particularly welcome. Interesting idea on paper, but not a particularly tasty drink in the glass.

Medium to thick body with low carbonation--not particularly complementary to this beer.

The incredible level of bitterness and strong alcohol component throughout make this a tough glass to get through. I could only make it through a few ounces.

11-09-2011 16:02:21 | More by ehammond1
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-31-2014 15:40:22 | More by tbone64
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Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-10-2012 06:07:29 | More by Irrationalist
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magictrokini

California

3.03/5  rDev -16.3%

Tap @ O'Briens. Poured hazy yellow-gold with a squatty, creamy white head. Thick lacing. Stank in the nose, though. Wow. It smells bad. Oxidized and funky, though with a little bit of sweetness. Taste is pungent and bitter. Lots of brett and cheese with red wine. Yet, again, there is a pleasant fruitiness that belies the bitterness. Didn't really get the hops or spice from the original Le Freak. Good, bubbly mouthfeel and a dry finish. Drinkability is low, given the bitterness and funk involved. I can see why this gets such diverse ratings. While it is a bretted and barrelled version of Le Freak, it retains nearly no characteristics of the original. Maybe I liked it more because I expected a sour beast going into it. Or maybe I'm just whacked.

11-20-2009 18:54:54 | More by magictrokini
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HopHead84

California

3.05/5  rDev -15.7%

6/26/2011

Draft at Stone Sour Fest 2011.

A: Hazy bright yellow with a big white head.

S: Lots of leathery Brett with some orange and nectarine. Lightly phenolic. The fruit is nice as it warms up, but the Brett grows stronger as well and overwhelms it.

T: Wet leathery Brett melds (clashes) with an upper moderate bitterness. The Brett and bitterness don't mix too well. Orange and a little lemon. Alcohol in the finish with slightly spicy phenolics.

M: Upper light in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is dry, sticky, and a little chalky.

Overall: An okay beer, but the Brett and bitterness don't mix well in the finish. It comes off as harsh to me.

06-27-2011 13:17:06 | More by HopHead84
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jjf3792

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-19-2013 17:55:12 | More by jjf3792
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Xtent

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-29-2013 22:26:23 | More by Xtent
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John11486

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-08-2012 22:26:40 | More by John11486
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-08-2013 17:21:17 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-08-2012 01:59:08 | More by t0rin0
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-06-2013 21:53:41 | More by Danobold
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Rado

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-03-2014 23:46:50 | More by Rado
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-29-2013 02:53:42 | More by funkel81
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Pecan

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-29-2013 06:09:49 | More by Pecan
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oilcan01

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-12-2013 21:50:00 | More by oilcan01
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MrHirschybar

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

9th taster at Port's Barrel Blast

A - Amber peach color that had a head that quickly dissipated that was light in color.

S - Sourness, definite funk, peach/pear and leather in the nose

T - It started sweet then quickly went nicely sour with the barnyard funk nose and leather coming out nicely with a linger peach/pear type fruity taste

M - It was light and tart, fairly smooth and then finished with a funky bite that lingered a little

D - The finish with the funky bite was a little harsh, and I definitely picked up the barnyard-esque funk throughout with the sour/tartness and peach/pear fruit flavors -- a nice sour, but I'd say after a full 8oz or more you'd be soured :-P A very nice showing for a sour ale and at 9.9% you'd never catch it - not a hint of that heat in it. Was glad to have tried this sour...

01-24-2011 05:47:50 | More by MrHirschybar
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TomSeit79

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-01-2014 22:38:54 | More by TomSeit79
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midaszero

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

Had at the Green Flash 6th anniversary party

A - Cloudy straw body with a little bit of off white head and good lacing

S - Wheat and sweet fruity aroma

T - Wheat mixed with red wine. Kinda boozy

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

D - Easy to drink and pretty enjoyable. A little to boozy.

01-18-2009 23:41:16 | More by midaszero
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-31-2014 22:53:04 | More by jrfehon33
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-10-2014 02:43:26 | More by chefbigjon
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Clem319

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-01-2013 19:35:22 | More by Clem319
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soulkeeper1369

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

11-08-2012 13:27:31 | More by soulkeeper1369
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Green Flash Super Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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