Green Flash Le Freak | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Le Freak
BA SCORE
4.02/5
2,418 Ratings
Green Flash Le FreakGreen Flash Le Freak
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:
#3,159
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,418
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
475
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,418 |  Reviews: 754
Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PSanger
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: smells like a tripel! Coriander, yeast, clove, and light malts
Taste: sweetness at first. Then grass, spice, yeast, herbs, caramel, alcohol. A bitter and warm aftertaste.
Look: Light amber with a huge head. A wonderful hybrid between the tripel and DIPA styles.

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Photo of hman43
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: It pours golden with an off white moderately high head. Head retention is fairly good Overall it has good clarity and Belgian Lace.

Smell: It has aromas of grass, some clove, floral, yeast, toasted, and grain.

Taste: The initial flavors are sweet. There are flavors of spice, clove, low fruit, flora citrus, yeast, toast, and grain.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a medium dry finish and lingering bitterness. It has moderately high carbonation.

Overall, this is a beer that is hop forward with complimentary background malts and yeast the balances the final product well.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely love this one. For this review I enjoyed this poured into a Belgian tulip glass from a 22oz bomber. Pours a clear golden/Amber color with a fluffy white head that dissipates slowly and leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Smell is Belgian yeast at first, then loads of Amarillo hops and just a touch of booze in the nose. The taste is pleasingly complex without being over complicated. First is sweet malt, then hops come in with citrusy and slight grassy flavors, and lastly the strong Belgian yeast combines with the sweet malt to bring the taste of a tripel. Feel is fairly full bodied and not too carbonated, and the hops linger well after its swallowed. Overall, I love this and it is (so far) my favorite Belgian (d)IPA.

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Photo of kdown
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Studfarm69
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, raspberries, plums, yeast and caramel malt. Body is full and crisp. Citrusy, herbal hops nicely balanced on the palate by caramel malt and misc. fruit. Finish is long, dry from alcohol. Delicious brew.

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Photo of Twotom
4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Squire123
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber gold color with white cap and lacing.

Aroma of yeast bread, ripe fruit (orange), citrus zest and piney hops.

Taste on entry is fruit driven with a feeling of richness while actually remaining dry. Sharp hops follow right along and remain through the finish and in the aftertaste.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

I get the concept here, a cross between a Belgian Tripel and IPA. It works though I can't honestly say I prefer it to either of the two individually.

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Photo of edthehead
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a completely clear dark gold color. The head is lacy, tall, firm and long-lasting. The aroma is a matrix of honey, blooming flowers, and subtle malt. The taste is a complex mixture of sweet malt, bitter hops, and tea-like earthiness. The hops lend a bit of citrus that complements the taste. Nice residual, but not overdone, sweetness. Full in body and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Thebeerman82
1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Eureka draft

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moodyxc9
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsucks
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites, but any beer that is dry-hopped with Amarillo tends to migrate to the top of my personal list. I am typically not a big fan of the Belgian Trippel, given it's high ABV, but this twist was masterful. The look was exceptional, and the nose was a pure west coast IPA combo of citrus and pine.
Being from Green Flash, I knew this would be good, and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I'll certainly be on the lookout for this again in Ohio.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bobtaylor0414
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2,418 ratings
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