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Green Flash Le Freak | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Le FreakĀ® is the first-ever hybrid ale of its kind: the convergence of a Belgian-Style Trippel with an American Imperial IPA. This zesty Amarillo dry-hopped, bottle-conditioned marvel entices with fruity Belgian yeast aromatics and a firm, dry finish. Aromas of orange and passion fruit with sweet bready malts, and flavors of orange marmalade and citrus fruit pith. Experience a legendary beer.

Added by Westsidethreat on 05-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,233
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,420
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
475
Trade:
5
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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khilt360
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatthehull
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass from a 22oz bottle

A - a semi translucent blood orange copper with a hint of dark gold, two finger almost off-white head and some serious sugar lacing

S - Belgian yeast upon, Belgian yeast, tons of sugar, toasted grain/malt, orange/banana/pineapple juice, lots of alive and dead earth, tons of soil, vanilla pipe tobacco and tons of sweet and savory dried flowers.

T - the Belgian style yeast is very prevalent, lots of sweet/toasted hops, orange, pineapple, very sugary, not much of a booze note for the ABV, lots of charred wood, sweet anise, dry earth and some slight grass

M - full bodied, well balance, great complexity, medium plus acidity, medium carbonation

D/O - La Freak is a beast, with tons of flavor, a nice bite and refreshing to boot. It's also pretty easy to drink for how much is going on and don't be fooled, it's not over the top or anything, not perfect, but delightful. Paired really well with a homemade tuna Mac n cheese and a sweet and savory chocolate cookie. This dude can be enjoyed fresh or save for the perfect occasion. Couldn't imagine this being anything but good unless it is hot and humid outside. Drink chilled and let warm gradually for a multitude of flavors.

Final thoughts - $8-10 a 22oz is high, but worth a try and the nearly 10% ABV is awesome for a night cap or to share amongst friends.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into Snifter. No date.

L: Pours a clear bronze with a nice finger and a half of off-white head that has wonderful retention and stick.

S: First you get a whiff of citrus and floral hops, then a subdued note of Belgian yeasty esters come forth. Some spice hidden in there as well. Quite interesting.

T: This is wonderful. It begins with the hops, which again are mostly citrus with some floral, and then the yeast makes its presence known. Just purely unique to anything I have had yet.

F: Medium-Full body with crisp carbonation and a dry finish with lingering hop residuals.

O: Super unique, super tasty.

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3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a hazy orange/amber body that leaves a half finger foamy white head appears that lasts for a good two minutes before dieing. No carbonation is seen rising nor any lacing was left The smell has some clove, banana, combined decently with some citrus and floral tones. Hops are pretty subdued. The taste has a dominating clove with fairly strong banana, citrus and floral tones are less defined. The alcohol is very hidden. The palate is about medium bodied and well balanced - not too watery, but not too heavy, just right. It has a dry finish. I would say this is fairly drinkable. Overall, good for what it is.

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4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beachops
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samlover55
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz "bomber" into Libbey Glass
BB 5/3/17
L- hazy burnt orange, nice off-white cap of foam, great retention, lacing as well
S- fruity yeast aroma which masks the resin-y hop aroma
T- sweetish start to the beer, followed by fruity yeast ester on the linger, with a real nice and dry bitter 101 IBU finish
F- medium-bodied, creamy, crisp, and bitter
Overall a real nice beer, great representation to the style, which they claim to have started. with the 'Belgian-y' feel to it with the great IPA finish

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at The Merry Monk in Saratoga Springs, NY. Delicious! One of the best from Green Flash.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CellarGiant
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, copper color with some orange highlights. Very fine bubbles, a large head with good retention.

Aroma: Citrus, pale malt and yeast character on the first sniff. Clove, banana and other spicey phenolics. Plenty of citrus hop character, orange juice and maybe a touch of pineapple. Some nice malt character with just a touch of toasted bread and bread crust.

Mouthfeel: Very full carbonation, some warm alcohol and a strong initial Belgian spice character. Well balanced, but intense bitterness, very full body, coats the tongue, but the bitterness and high carbonation leave the mouth relatively clean, with just a bit of residual spice and malt.

Flavor: Lots of Belgian yeast phenolics, juicy citrus and tropical fruits, a little herbal hop character and some nice cracker and sourdough bread crust. Maybe a little bit of honey

Very intense, a great bridge between two very strong styles, though surprisingly not overwhelming.

Very recommendable.

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,420 ratings
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