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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:
#3,240
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,421
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
475
Trade:
5
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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dar482
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a orange golden with tons and tons of rocky head.

The aroma has lots of Belgian yeast, almost like a sourdough being rested. However, there's lots herbal and spice notes along with a huge punch of pine and citrus from the hops. It's so Belgian bready and yeasty, but then there's also that hop punch.

The flavor follows with an attack of yeast, which then settles to a light bready malt. The spicy Belgian flavor is in there as well. There's tons of bitterness of pine and mostly grapefruit pith. The end is very drying with yeast and bitterness.

The alcohol is well hidden and I did not expect it to be 9.2%.

It's a good beer, though the yeast character is a bit much for me. However, for those really going after Belgian IPAs, this is up there.

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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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into SA glass.

Cloudy, orange-yellow liquid, huge 3 finger head, thick lacing.

Multiple aromas hit the senses: spice, bananas, subtle pine, earthy tones, cloves. Very nice.

Well balanced, sweet malt cut with some nice bitter hops, meld together nicely. Vanilla, spice come through.

Medium body, a bit over carbonated but not uncommon for the style. Alcohol subdued.

Really enjoyed the combination of the styles. Well done.

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,421 ratings
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