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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy darker amber, dense offwhite head, settles slowly to a thin layer; spray of lace on the glass. Smell: bubblegum, pepper, medicinal, funky (horseblanket) whiff, lemon peel. Taste: a little grainy and funky, sweet-ish, some peppery and citric balance, then finishes dry with citrus rind reemerging. Booze note.

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

A: Nice big thick head, orange/ruby, just a bit cloudy.
S: Subdued aroma, some subtle Belgian yeast, candi sugar sweetness, light citrus hops, maybe a bit musty, maybe a bit hot.
M: Medium mouthfeel, a bit low on carbonation, like that the mouthfeel isn't syrupy like the taste, but not too thin either. Nice.
T: Nice orange/citrus taste, the yeast coming through more in the aroma than the flavor, slight alcohol burn going down. Some sweetness too, a bit syrupy, but I don't mind it. Not out of balance. The alcohol is fairly faint for a 9.2% beer. Very good.
O: Solid Belgian IPA, like the orange/citrus thing, like the way the alcohol is well hidden, could be a bit more Belgian-y, the yeast is more prominent in the nose than in the taste.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
A: cloudy-light golden copper color, some carbonation, nice 2 finger off-white foamy head that is huge, lacing is present
S: This is my favorite part of this beer, the belgian yeast, citrus, floral hops, tropical fruit aroma, peppery spice, some caramel malt
M: medium body, with a syrup like feel that coats the tongue but has a clean finish. I wonder if the hop complex contributes to the syrup like feel???
T: banana, belgian yeast, sugary caramel malt sweetness, then hoppy bitterness with a piney and citrus kick.
O: Solid beer that is big on aroma and taste, very impressive. I would buy this beer again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. No bottling info, which indicates it is older than May when they started dating them (or it has been rubbed off to the point of no trace).

A - Pours a hazy golden with a thick cream colored head. The head is long lasting with irregular topography. Tiered lacing clings to the glass.

S - In a word, I would call the aroma "Belgian." Peppery spice, cloves, and plantains dominate. Cotton candy malts as well with a little floral hops presence.

T - Starts sweet with big belgian flavors. Banana and coriander along with the candy malts form the nose. A little bit bitter on the back end with some drying hops and the slightest alcohol astringency.

M - Lively carbonation lasts for the duration, despite my slow sipping. Clean, dry finish and a medium body.

O - Another solid beer from Green Flash. They impress me in a variety of styles, perhaps none better than their belgian offerings. This one has big belgian flavors, improved upon by the hop additions. A little bit more expensive than I would like, but a very solid beer I will probably get again.

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