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 Freak® 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:
#3,355
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,425
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
478
Trade:
5
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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Czequershuus
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber pours into my glass a clear golden yellow/orange hue with a creamy two fingers of foam on top and good active carbonation as well. Aromas start out with fruity yeast esters and spiciness with some clove and a touch of pepper. Big citrusy hops with orange peel accents. Quite intricate and the hop kick is quite nice.

First sip brings crisp malt upfront with a nice melding of Belgian yeast esters and fruity spiciness. Notes of clove, nutmeg and a light peppery accent. Midway through the hops kick in with a citrusy/bitter hit. Notes of orange peel and hop resins on the way down. Finishes smooth with a bit of lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat creamy and smooth. Goes down with ease for being nearly 10%. Overall, a tasty Belgian IPA for sure. I've only had a few so far but I have enjoyed them. Thanks to PatronWizard for sending this my way.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Chimay chalice. Emerges clear and golden bronze in color with a large, dense and rocky, stiff white head. Lots of lacing down the glass. The head susides into a cloudy like, meringue topping.

Aroma is floral hoppy with a touch of mustiness. Spicy corriander and yeast as well as some candi sugar. A touch of medicinal aroma found in a homebrew I once did; band aid like.

Flavor is in your face hoppiness. Fruity and earthy with a ton of yeastiness, white pepper spice, and a touch of orange and lemon peel. Quite spicy and quite bitter.

A touch thin but I really dig the hop bitterness. Finishes stark dry and completely pallate cleansing. Quite refreshing. I should have bought more of these. I really liked this one. Certainly any hophead would love this as well.

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Photo of rkarimi
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdel34
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmwats
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into footed tulip.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly. Plenty of spider web lacing.

S: Sourdough, paper, pine, coriander.

T: Hoppy bite, pale yeast, coriander, clove, oregano....

M: Crisp, yet syrupy. Pungent hop bite throughout.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really good. Nice head, plenty of lacing. Nose is Bready with some strong hops and Italian spice. Hoppy, yet yeasty with spice. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of GJ40
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bottle in a chalice.

A - Golden and crystal clear with a small white head.

S - A mix of west coast, piney hops and Belgian spice.

T - For me, the west coast hop oils lead over the Belgian spice. There's a malt richness and a subtle sweetness as well. This is a big, outgoing beer.

M - Silky and oily with a moderate carbonation.

D - Fun and flavorful. An interesting blend of styles but for for me, it's more west coast than Belgian.

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

taken from old notes

A: 1” off white head. Excellent retention and lacing. Clear deep copper body.

S: Nice citrus and earthy hop notes, with some yeast, clove, and dark fruit.

T: Clove, sweet malts, and some funk battle bitter grassy/earthy hops throughout. The hops win – thank goodness.

M: Medium+ body. Fine carbonation. Smooth, with a biting bitter hop finish.

O: Alcohol pretty well restrained. Great beer, but I'd have enjoyed it more without the belgian spice/yeast.

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Photo of probert
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Rekrule
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle in a Stella Artois glass.

Appearance: poured a pale golden with three fingers of head that reduced to a thick 1/2 finger of dense foam and small, clumping lace

Nose: complex and spicy, aged and cooked limes (citrus)

Taste: hops in the beginning, warming in the finish, the alcohol is very prevalent (9.2%) and helps in the warming, fresh lime juice

Mouthfeel: it coats the throat and warms

Drinkability: this beer is very powerful and a pleasure to try

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhatAtUT
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of yergermeister
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckeegan04
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Color is orange, with hints of brown. Big, foamy head that slowly fades leaving chunky lace on the glass. Very cloudy.

S - Big citrusy hops up front. Lots of grapefruit and a little lemon. A sweetness is present also with hints of banana. A light, peppery aroma lingers underneath.

T - Much more DIPA than Belgian Tripel. Citrusy bitterness initially that lasts through the entire drink. Not as mouth wasting as many DIPA's, but still very dominant. The Belgian yeast comes through mid-drink with hints of clove and banana. The entire beer is tied together by a nice, not to strong, sweetness. I would like a little more of the Belgian yeast to come through, but still very tasty.

M/D - Medium bodied and a little on the chewy side. The hop resins coat the mouth. Excellent carbonation and very easy drinking. The alcohol does provide a nice warming but is not too overpowering. Could be dangerous at 9%+.

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,425 ratings
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