Bye Felicia!
Evil Genius Beer Company

Bye Felicia!Bye Felicia!
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Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States
American IPA
3.82 | pDev: 10.21%
Jan 31, 2021
Nov 01, 2016
Very Good
Bye Felicia!Bye Felicia!
Notes: The newest addition to our seasonal offerings, Bye Felicia!, is a juicy, tropical, fruit-forward IPA infused with all natural passionfruit. Low in bitterness, medium-bodied and extremely aromatic, this crushable IPA is packed with mango, peach, bubblegum and hints of pine. Extremely soft on the palate and endlessly drinkable, this IPA is perfect for both hop lovers and the hop shy.
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Rated: 4.92 by Sorrbm2 from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Sep 01, 2020
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Rated by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Just a little too weird for me. The passionfruit is prominent and a little prickly on the back end. Not bad but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.
Dec 01, 2019
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: clear orange-yellow color with a medium off white head. decent retention.
AROMA: passionfruit is apparent, but smells a touch forced and I don't really get any other notes from hops or malt.
TASTE: Tasty enough. fruity IPA touches of citrus and grass. Bit of a soapy taste late.
FEEL: light bodied, medium carbonation. A little acidic.

Another great name from Evil Genius attached to an OK beer.

Nov 19, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Arrives fairly clear and golden colored with a thin cap that fades away; minimal lacing

Smell: Peach and bubblegum with a hint of passionfruit

Taste: Peach forward with some bubblegum sweetness; passionfruit develops but the middle brings a moderate amount of grassy bitterness; herbaceous, after the swallow, in a way that reminds me more of some lagers

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: This is a pleasant summer beer that is easy to drink though I didn’t care for the mouthfeel or the finish
Oct 22, 2019
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Faint aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.
Feb 28, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by Rockhead from Virginia

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2018
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Once again, despite my dislike of bottles, I have come through in support of everyone else. I was getting ready to drink, review & rate this beer when I realized that it was showing up as "Retired". Grrr. I copied the Notes from their website into a suggested edit & got it un-retired as a Summer seasonal. You're welcome.

From the Bottle: "Passionfruit India Pale Ale with natural Passionfruit added"; "58 IBUs".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a C-Line pour that produced just over two fingers of foamy, soapy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention, leaving modest lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) & I decided to keep an eye on it to see if it would clarify since I keep my reefer rather cold & it could be attributable to a chill haze. Nose smelled like straight up passionfruit, which is totally different from any of the other tropical fruits currently prevalent, like mango, papaya & guava. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very tropical and fruity, but not as sweet as many purported tropical AIPAs. I still found myself wishing for more bitterness, but this was definitely quaffable. Finish was semi-dry, fruity, but not cloying. It was a decent entry & one that would be just right during the Summer.
Sep 22, 2018
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Hazy pale golden color. Thick, bright white head with little retention, but great lacing.

S---Passionfruit as advertised. Very sweet & tropical.

T---Not particularly hoppy for an IPA. Passionfruit is dominant, as advertised. Actually tastes more like a fruit beer than an IPA. Taste is very tropical fruity.

F---Not sticky or resinous like many IPAs. Not deep. Light & juicy.

O---I would struggle to call this an IPA, but what it is is good. Shame it's a one-off, I'd like to have more.
Aug 07, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2018
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Reviewed by Fee from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
There's a strong tropical flavor and aroma to this one. I think it's passion fruit? It's quite strong, so if you like it you'll like this beer. It's light bodies at the risk of lacking any complexity. So it's simple - if you like tropical light beers, this is for you. Otherwise...
Dec 23, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by AJmon13 from Ohio

Dec 06, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 3.49 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Hopfenpeter from Maryland

Oct 08, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Evil Genius Beer Co. "Bye Felicia!"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BTLON: 082417 01:06 PM" and sampled on 100717
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I totally appreciate Evil Genius' use of popular memes and film references but I usually have to look them up, mainly because I can't remember where they came from. This one is from the movie "Friday" with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker from all the way back in 1995! Anyway, it pours a hazy golden and you can see light particulate in suspension, most likely from dry-hopping. The bright white head holds remarkably well, and I wonder where they had this contracted... this one is from Pittston, PA so I'm guessing it's out of Susquehanna Brewing Co. I've always thought their beers were good, and so this is no surprise. Moving forward, the aroma clearly expresses passionfruit. It's bright and fresh and probably the clearest example I've ever found in a beer. It's from a natural flavoring of course, but it's still good. And that carries over into the flavor, it's got the passion fruit flavor and the little bit of pepperiness that goes with it. The malt is a basic golden, and there's some other tropical fruit to it as well, most likely from hops, including mango, peach, papaya, pineapple, lemon, and red berries. Beyond that, however, is some banana and clove ~ which has to be from yeast, so there's something weird going on here. I think this used to be labeled as a saison, which makes sense given the yeast, but then they changed it to an IPA. Does it have the strength and bitterness to be an IPA? It's 6.5% abv which works, and it's got about 55 IBU's which works as well. Could that be a saison? The strength fits but the IBUs are too high, so American IPA it is. Or is it, because it seems like it's got Belgian yeast in it...? They called it "IPA" so let's just leave it at that. Looking back the lacing is pretty good but not great. It's medium-light in body and gently zesty in the mouth. Despite it's bitterness it doesn't finish harsh at all. It's fruity with some sweetish malt, and then the bitterness rises to dry it but the fruitiness lingers for quite some time along with some residual pepperiness and light clove. I've enjoyed every drop of this so far, and I think it's an excellent hot weather beer. It might also make a wonderful ray of sunshine if cracked open during the cold winter months when there's snow on the ground and you just don't want to leave the house. Of course I don't know how well it will hold up to aging. I'll certainly look for this sweetish, super fruity, and firmly bitter beer again.
Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 5 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Sep 17, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2016
Bye Felicia! from Evil Genius Beer Company
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