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
Ratings:
2,408
Reviews:
750
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.92%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
472
For Trade:
6
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of morimech
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cannot read the bottle date on the neck of the bottle. Label makes the beer sound like an Imperial Belgian IPA. Pours a hazy dark amber with two fingers of head that had excellent retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Looks like an amazing beer.

Aroma is mostly the Belgian yeast. Smells spicy with cloves and pepper. Then the hops assert themselves with a pine aroma. Interesting aroma.

Flavor is also very interesting. Yeast phenols upfront, then the piney hops, then the yeast esters enter near the finish. Bitterness like a DIPA with alcohol warmth but the alcohol does not disrupt the flavor. A lot is going on here. I think I would like it more if it was not so hoppy and bitter to allow the esters to come out more.

A big beer. Superbly carbonated. Nice creamy texture with a little fizzy pep in the back.

The Belgian yeast goes remarkably well with the West Coast hop levels. Just too bitter for my personal tastes but still a great beer and see how this could appeal to many beer geeks.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Photo of JackieTH
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-amber with a sticky cap of foam and moderate lacing.

Smells of oranges, cloves, pungent and sourdough.

Taste has cloves, spice, oranges, grapefruit, resin, bubblegum. Bitterness is medium lingering in the finish.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium body and a nice zip of carbonation. It holds together well across the tongue.

Pretty tasty Belgian - IPA hybrid. The Belgian elements are obvious as is the hop flavor and bitterness.

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Photo of bsp77
4.06/5  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.

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4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,408 ratings.
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