Green Flash Le Freak | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Le Freak
BA SCORE
84.1%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 2,418 ratings
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Le Freak
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:
#3,135
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,418
Liked:
2,034
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
10.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
475
Trade:
6
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Le Freak is a sort of hybrid Belgian/Imperial IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co. The smell is fresh and sort of has a sort of vibrant/lightly rich refreshing aroma. The color is a sort of darkened harvest gold. The froth is a little more bubbly and light than one might be used to with just Imperial IPAs. The body is medium on the side of lightish on a scale of light/medium/thick.

The flavor of the beer is sort of rich and dynamic. In keeping with the two-beers-combined theme of the beer, hence making it a "freak" of a beer. The flavor changes from the front of the mouth as the beer transitions to the back of the mouth. The beer has a sort of rich sort of Imperial style fore taste, that is sort of like a rounded hop-dome if you will, not as steep as Green Flash's "Imperial" beer/ale.

Once one gets over the sort of rounded hop-hill of taste, the beer sort of mixes into a nice medley of sort of Belgian lightness/gaiety that leaves one with a very satisfying aferaste that is semi hoppy around the edges of the taste per se, with a sort of semi-present hoppiness on the toungue-tip of the taste, leaving a sort of light Belgian-style(perhaps) refreshing taste on the mid portion of the tongue/taste.

Overall I think this is a tasty/pleasantly understated-rich beer. It has the initial hop taste that is satisfying if one is a fan of the Imperial/Double genre per se, and it has the nice sort of rich Belgian flavor wave per se, that gives the beer a very sweet/smooth/refreshing mid/aftertaste, and ultimately makes it a beer that is both a pleasure to sip, as well as a pleasure to sort of "drink" normally if one will.

Altogether perhaps an interesting idea brought to a sort of tasty fruition in an expertly crafted beer.

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84.1% out of 100 with 2,418 ratings
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