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RATINGS: 1301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Le Freak is a modern ale created by converging two beer styles, Belgian Trippel and American Imperial IPA. The use of two yeast strains further marries the styles and American hops give the beer its modern flare.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Extreme Ale converging a SanD IIPA & a Belgian Tripel. Golden color. White head, nice lace. 22oz bottle. This beer is too much of everything good. Yeasty dough and attic aroma. Hints of petroleum, medicinal smells, and big Euro hops. Bubble Gum. Lots of spiciness, (hops or yeast, don’t know?). Full flavored. Rich malt. Big spicy hop bitterness. How great is this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a glowing clear copper with a thick frothy sticky dense creamy white head. Aroma is quite fragrant, banana, floral, sweet candi sugar, smooth vanilla adds depth, well integrated juice citrus, and some bitterness 7.5. Flavor is very grapey at first, sweet, juicy and floral, quite soft, doughy, bitter, glassy hard-candy sweetness, lighter citrus, very bitter. Lingering long strongly bitter, green banana, and yeasty aftertaste with a lasting alcohol burn. Medium bodied, lots of sharp but fluffy carbonation, syrupy candy feel. Pretty good for that strong hopped Belgian hybrid style, however, a little straightforward making me lose interest with each successive sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
On tap at Green Flash, they said they were the first or only brewery to create a Belgian IPA, sounds dubious but ok. Hazy, cloudy, murky yellow orange. Smells spicy, some herbal hops. Taste is more perfume than floral. Mouthfeel was chewy and probably the best feature of this beer. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-30-2007 17:20:41

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
pours a golden colour with a light white head light sweet hoppe aroma . taste like a pale ale with light hop finish very easy to drink very very light alcoholic taste would know it was a 9,2%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, banana, fruits, malt, hops, flowers and herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2445) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at Cole’s. Copper with a small head. Aroma is more tripel than IPA, with the requisite candi sugar, spice and yeast, with some citrussy hops. However, the early boil hops make their presence felt in the flavour. This beer is bitter to the point that it almost tastes like burning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2009
Bottled at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Copper to amber color. Perfumed, flowery, fruity, herbal and slightly tart aroma with notes of rhubarb. Orangey, herbal, grainy, slightly peppery and slightly clovey. Initially sweet with dry, bitter and herbal finish with a hint of soap. Tasty, complex and unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6377) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2009 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma is Belgian yeast, cotton candy, and some citrus hoppiness. It pours a cloudy brownish-orange with a small soapy white head. The flavor mimics the aroma. It starts with Belgian yeast, cotton candy, and candi sugar. The finish has moderate citrus hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a light and hazy amber color with large thick white head. Aroma is grapefruit citrus with some spice and sweet malt. Flavor is on the sweet side but hoppy, spicy, and lightly fruity. Finish dries out some and offers hints of the belgian yeast with a fairly lengthy bitterness. A wide range of interesting flavors in a beer that borders on confused.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhatNewinBooze (18) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2009
The brewers at Green Flash Brewing Company have really out done themselves with this convergence of beer styles where American Imperial IPA meets Belgium trippel. The end result is a zesty brew with enticing American hops and Belgian yeast aromatics that lead you to delicious malts and a complex layering of hop flavors that quench and refresh your pallet. When you pour it you notice its orangish amber color with a huge amount of American hops on the nose with notes of citrus. The palate itself feels heavy at first but then leaves you with a silky smooth mouth full of yeast and hops beautifully layered with fruity flavors of banana and grapefruit.

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