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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:
#3,264
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,424
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
475
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,424 |  Reviews: 754
Photo of AndrewMichael
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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Photo of Ranz
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of juliusseizure
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ErnestKrause
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of MickeyHops
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ltdantheman
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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Photo of stunna
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WoodenLeg410
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Googs
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jhhollier
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of dcook11
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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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Atmac
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of lvoutlawjlh
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hlatimer266
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ChuckGnarly
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kuges
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Overall, this is a great beer. You get the greatness from being an IPA with the extra hoppiness, finished with the malty Belgian taste. I wasn't sure about this beer, but I try almost everything Greenflash puts out. This one is excellent, and definitely something I will drink again.

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Photo of forsakenpariah
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle -> tulip glass

A: Slightly hazy golden pour with a big fluffy head. Decent retention with lots of lacing. Beautiful beer.

S: Muted scent of some citrusy American hops and slight yeasty fruitiness, though the aroma is surprisingly faint.

T: The flavor is MUCH more aggressive than the aroma in the very best way. Lots and lots of American hops up front. Pretty decent bitterness with some sweet malts and lots of Belgian yeast character shining throughout.

M: Medium-heavy with lots of carbonation. Warming alcohol really starts to come out as the beer nears room temperature.

This is a very fine beer. There is a delicate sort of balance about it between very intense hoppiness and traditional Belgian malts and yeastiness. I will definitely be picking this one up again.

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Photo of ATXRyan
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of kell50
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,424 ratings
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