Passion Fruit Kicker
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Passion Fruit KickerPassion Fruit Kicker
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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #122
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,375
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 11.56%
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
456
From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
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Passion Fruit KickerPassion Fruit Kicker
Notes: We’ve kicked it up a notch by adding a tropical twist to this refreshing ale. Get amped on Passion Fruit Kicker—a jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, smooth brew with sweet, tart, fruity flavor. We layer passion fruit tea and passion fruit juice with wheat malt and 2-row malted barley to bring you this exhilarating crowd pleaser. Your palate will do a 360 for more of this luscious wheat ale.
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Reviews by ThaneMcC:
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ThaneMcC from Germany

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed with a spicy Indian dinner, the passion fruit/tea notes made for the perfect pairing.
Pours a lovely straw color with mod carbonation and scant white head. Smells strongly of passion fruit, tea. Taste is sweet tropical notes forward, a mix of watered down passion fruit, notes of tea and the barest hint of wheat and some non-descript malts. Light bodied with minimal carbonation, the texture is a bit soapy and at larger volumes may be a bit cloying.

Overall, a really pleasant wheat ale the fruit notes provide a good counterpoint to spicy meals – my new go to for Indian or other spicy meal.

Apr 05, 2016
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden glow with a towering 2 finger head, sudsy in appearance with a nice ring of lace. Head isn't going anywhere soon. Really nice.

Sour aromas with lots of passion fruit, milk, cantaloupe, wheat, and grapefruit.

Flavor is washed out comparatively but still good. Lots of sour passion fruit going on, getting an almost dark sour patch kids thing. Melon notes and orange on the back end. Soft finish.

Feel is tightly carbonated with a crisp finish.

Overall, I have had quite a few of these, and it's always been meh for me. But sitting down to review it really helped me to notice all the nuances in this beer. It really is enjoyable, easy drinking, and great to pick apart.

Jul 30, 2017
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flagmantho from Washington

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with plenty of haze and two fingers of frothy white foam.

Smell: tart and a little wheaty; the fruitiness is subtle but it works pretty well. I like it.

Taste: tart, earthy, wheaty and perhaps a little citrusy. The passionfruit works here, as it complements the wheat flavor well but it's not the focus of the brew. Not bad at all.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess; I like it.

Overall: definitely a refreshing summer beer. I'm not sold on passionfruit overall, but it does seem to work OK here.

Jul 09, 2017
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SmellsofMahagony from Texas

3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 05, 2016
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LennyOvies from Mexico

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L- Hazy straw yellow body, big fluffy white head with medium retention.
S- Tons of passion fruit, lime, wheat. Tart.
T- Wheat shines, nice passion fruit support, slightly tart.
F- Light.
O- Much better than expected. Very good and refreshing.

Jun 12, 2016
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tjcamm from Oregon

3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 27, 2016
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aknalley from Texas

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 21, 2016
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gshak from Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very refreshing take on a wheat ale, the passionfruit was felt very much in the smell and in the taste. A well made beer, I thoroughly enjoyed this one, pairing with a mexican dish.

Jan 31, 2016
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DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 21, 2017
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hilgart1 from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 12, 2016
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HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I remember being underwhelmed by this beer.

Having now had it a few times, it is interesting, in that it has a bit of a sour note in it's flaovr.

Dec 07, 2016
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 24, 2016
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johnrahm from Nevada

4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Love it !! Easy and hard to count how many I had.

Jul 04, 2016
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 03, 2016
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prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Mar 26, 2016
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habaceeba from Colorado

3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 26, 2016
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Trbtodd from Virginia

3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 02, 2016
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andrew8626 from Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 14, 2016
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RandalFlagg from Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 16, 2017
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dextermcgurk from New York

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 10, 2016
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AGuyWhoBrokeBad from California

4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 01, 2016
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bigred89 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 20, 2016
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JPadilla from Florida

3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 04, 2017
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tjmiller718 from Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Mar 18, 2016
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WanderFlora from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Feb 26, 2016
Passion Fruit Kicker from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 456 ratings