Green Flash Le Freak | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Le Freak

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Hazed orange amber with white head and a solid lacing.

A- Sweet belgian spice. Cloves. Citrus hops.

T- Smooth belgian flavor with slightly sour fruit hoppiness. Thick belgian sweetness with a bitterness throughout and in the finish.

M- Medium body and medium-high carbonation.

D- Quite a tasty beverage. I was expecting something a bit funkier, but enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured clear (no sediment added) with a large tan head that had moderate retention.

Smell: Lots of citrus from the hops with sweet fruits tossed in (Belgian yeast?).

Taste: The ample hop load is not overdone, as feared ("American Imperial IPA"), allowing clove, other spices and fruits from the tripel to contribute.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; Medium carbonation; a bit too harsh and astringent.

O: This mix of styles was better than expected, and is done well enough that they don't just clash. Still, it lacks the fine amalgamation found in, for instance a Chouffe Belgian IPA.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Smells of spicy, floral hops with tons of citrus zest--not much actual fruit but very very zesty. Maybe some lemon or lime. Very spicy aroma, yum.

Taste has lots of zest too, spicy and floral hops again, but also some dank grassy hops, and a moderate maltiness that wasn't in the nose at all. Not quite as good as the. Owe but very tasty.

Pretty well carbonated feel, fairly refreshing and drinkable, body is a little thick and syrupy though.



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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,416 ratings.
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