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:
#3,134
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,418
Liked:
2,034
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
10.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
475
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,418 |  Reviews: 754
Photo of bsp77
4.06/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of jplopez21
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ausonius
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Noisia
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of a0lbudman
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
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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Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of timesnewspartan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of srw
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of zahara15
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of brurevu
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Le Freak poured a bright golden color with a large fluffy white head that reflected its bottle conditioning. The aroma was big and fruity with a fresh hop nose and Belgian yeast undertones. The taste started lightly sweet and fruity and melded into a slightly bitter citrus hop flavor that was expertly nuanced and balanced. The best flavors and profiles of the Trippel and Imperial IPA blended exceptionally and continued to pull me back in for sip after sip.

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

Pours a clear golden orange with a medium, rocky off-white head. Aromas of freshly cut granny smith apples and a tiny hint of band-aid. Taste begins with a sweet apricot flavor, followed by some sharp herbal, medicinal tastes, then finishing with a grapefruit and asprin finish. Mouthfeel is quite rich. Overall a very good BIPA.

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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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