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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. bottle split between two Surly Darkness tulips. Hazy golden/reddish body with a solid finger of frothy beige head. Excellent retention and substantial chunky lacing.

Nose is very Belgian. Very fruity esters, primarily banana and orange/lemon zest. The fruity yeast combines quite well with the grapefruit and citrus notes in the hops. White pepper and cloves are also very prevalent. Malt is subdued, with the yeast at the forefront followed by hops. Just a slight touch of generic graininess.

Very fruity flavor, and as in the nose the citrus hops and bright yeasty esters are working together in harmony. Very little acidic hoppiness, but the orange and grapefruit are definitely telling me that "this is a DIPA." Slight touch of alcohol, pale malt, and a nice dry/spicy peppery finish.

Substantial body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very soft and smooth on the palate with a slight alcohol warming, balanced perfectly with the spicy yeasty finish.

Overall, this is a pretty standard DIPA brewed with a good, but not exceptional Tripel yeast. It could be better, sure, but the hops and the yeast combine to give this thing an extraordinary balance. It's deceptively drinkable and relatively refreshing for such a high gravity beer. Drink this.

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MMM MMM good! I love this smooth baby. I usually get it bottled and can't remember if I've had it on tap. I've only see it in bombers so far. Nice little treat to have on occasion! I've run out of things to write but I have to reach 200 characters... ;)

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