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:
2,408
Reviews:
750
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.92%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
473
For Trade:
6
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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.82/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The original hybrid of two beautiful worlds:Dank Belgian-like yeast with a huge American dry hop.

A hazy golden straw color with a tower of clumpy, sea foam, lacy and sticky, clumps of foam stick to the glass. Ultra slow dissipation from the lively carbonation.

A massive, complex Amarillo hop aroma strikes first, earthy, pineapple, red fruits are abundant. Coupled with a very complex dual yeast smell, sour, earthy and sweet that couples with a big, sweet malt effect. A deep, wild yeast, wheat and hop array of aroma's makes for an Endlessly interesting whiff.

The complexity is otherworldly, beyond space and making time stand still.The Amarillo dry hopped effect is earthy, bitter, fruity and intense, easily one of the most interesting hop effects from any beer i've ever had. Couple that with one of the best most complex and wild yeast beasts From an American brewer that I can think of. The malt is no joke, heavy, sweet and smooth, gives major body and balance to a heavy-hitting hop & yeast dominant combo. Depth of flavor is very high, sip, savor and ponder the beauty of this freak.

Basically, Frankenstein's Monster if it was created by Albert Hoffman.

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Photo of brauseboof
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

If you want a yellow beer with a shit ton of haze, this brings it. Definitely more belgian trippel in the nose than American ipa.

The hops do make an appearance in the taste, but it is not a 50/50 split in this one, it definitely leans far more belgian than it does ipa. Still a ton of spice rack, yeast and alcohol.

Would not bang again, but worth a tick and ride. Interesting enough.

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Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PSanger
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
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 -0.2%
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 +20.1%
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 -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Studfarm69
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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 +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Squire123
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green Flash Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 2,408 ratings.
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