Green Flash Le Freak | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Le Freak
BA SCORE
4.02/5
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:
#3,172
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,418
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
475
Trade:
6
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing slightly hazed yellow body. Loads of cascading lace down to the bottom.

Smells of banana and apple esters with a little spice and a splash of grapefruit.

The taste has more of the banana and apple, citrus, a little clove, then finishes with a burnt plastic that lingers.

Mouthfeel is full and a little sticky. Good carbonation.

Overall I thought it was a very good beer but for the off-putting aftertaste of plastic. The aroma and other flavors were very good.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A hazy near orange amber, min white some lace.
S lots of peppery estery bubblegum.
T bubblegum some hoppy goodness estery.
M good drinkable mouthfeel estery aftertaste.
O very awesome and very belgium , quite tasty and enjoyable. Much better than the band of the same name...

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Photo of Arborescence
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: A little cloudy, orange; makes me think of orange zest in fact. Pours a white and creamy two finger head that lasts, quite pretty!

Aroma: Very aromatic citrus aromas from the hops, bright and lively.

Taste: A little overwhelming at first as there's a lot going on here and the alcohol kicks in strong too. But after a few sips there's a clear citrus/grapefruit taste, combined with strong and acidic bitterness. It's a bit much really, especially with the heavy alcohol, but there's certainly some depth.

Mouthfeel: A bit soupy even, but I think it's the alcohol content talking. Moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: Initially I was very excited by the looks and aroma of the beer, but in the end I think that there's just too much packed into here. I feel it would be better with an alcohol content in the 6-7% range, or even lower, as then there would be some nice thirst-quenching potential, given the citrus-like flavours and aromas. Still, it's a good beer and I'm happy to have tried it.

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,418 ratings
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