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
Ratings:
2,414
Reviews:
754
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.92%
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
473
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6
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3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian IPA mash up. Decent. Ben and Nicks, Oakland CA, March 2016

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

Photo of Dols401
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The look is that of a soft amber with a white head that quickly became a beautiful persistent white lace.
The aroma is surprisingly fruity for an Imperial IPA with the signature Belgian yeast and malt bready smell.
The hops are not at the for front of this IPA but the Belgian yeast Trippel flavor is also not over powering so as to make it a straight Belgian Ale. After taking another sip and letting it stand in my mouth the hops and floral bitterness began to blend really well with the breadiness of the yeast and malt. Definitely better the second sip than the first. The longer you allow the flavors to blend on your palate the most pronounced they become.
Very crisp mouth feel. You can tell it was bottle conditioned.
Overall this is a beer that I didn't particularly like the first sip but as I let the flavors blend and pronounce themselves the more I enjoyed it.

P.S. Even bonus points to my wife who is not a hop head and hates IPAs stated that she felt this beer was drinkable. (She is more of a Hefe or Sour Lambic lover)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing blend of trippel and IPA... Dear I say a perfect blend... Light and refreshing for 9% beer.

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Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,414 ratings.
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