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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden color with 2 fingers worth of head that recedes to a thin cap within a couple minutes

S: Definite chalky Belgian yeast, light fruits, some banana and clove, toasted malts, light hops, and light esters from the alcohol

T: The Belgian yeast brings the usual suspects of fruitiness, especially banana, plus clove and chalkiness. The hops impart quite the bitterness brought about by citrus rinds and earthiness. The alcohol is noticeable, but melds nicely with the flavors. Gets very bitter towards the end, which doesn't make whatever is left for flavor very enjoyable

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Chalky and sort of rough around the edges

O: I really like the attempt at the hybrid style, but it just finishes too bitter for me. The bitterness really detracts from wanting to take another sip, regardless of how complex this beer might or could be. Just a little too muddled for my taste

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Into my chalice:

A: hazy orange/amber body that leaves a half finger foamy white head appears that lasts for a good two minutes before dieing. No carbonation is seen rising nor any lacing was left

S: some clove, banana, combined decently with some citrus and floral tones. Hops are pretty subdued.

T: dominating clove with fairly strong banana, citrus and floral tones are less defined. The alcohol is very hidden.

M: medium and well balanced - not too watery, but not too heavy, just right. It has a dry finish. I would say this is fairly drinkable.

O: this isn't a bad brew, however I'm still finding my bearings on the "Belgian IPA" style. Yes, this is good, I'm pretty sure I'd have this again.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a tulip. The color is hazy orange with a tint of amber. Three fingers of dense, buttery head dissipated very slowly.

Smell: Mostly Brett funk from the Belgian influence and orange/grapefruit citrus and floral hops from the American. There are also hints of granny apple, caramel, toffee, and clove spice. The nose is not overpowering, and none of the scents dominate, but it is a very enticing balance.

Taste: The hops make an immediate impression; I could feel the bitterness flow through my mouth as I took the first sip. It is not overpowering, though; it leaves a nice lingering residue and compliments the mostly floral flavor. The citrus notes become more prominent as the beer warms, though. I want to say the funk is hidden but I think it offers a hint of farmhouse. What is definitely hidden is the alcohol: there is zero hint of the ABV. It has a dry, metallic finish.

Drinkability: This is an excellent brew that is well worth the price.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a very yeasty flavor and a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,428 ratings