Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker
Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker is an American Pale Wheat Ale, 5.5% ABV. Best by date of 07/05/16, opened on 04/27/16.
Not much more you can ask from your wheat ale when it comes to appearance. This has a slightly hazy yellow color with some nice gold and orange highlights. The head was nice to start and fades to a white ring after a few minutes. Wow, this is super fruity on the nose! I am smelling a ton of passion fruit and a bit of melon as well… this smells like something specific and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is! Passion Fruit; before I can even get the entire sip in my mouth passion fruit is all over my taste buds. They did not hold back on the fruit and it is making this drink more like a Fruit Beer to me. There might be the slightest hint of wheat and base malt, but I am really not getting any traditional wheat ale elements in the taste at all. In fact, if this beer didn’t have a near perfect balance of fruity sweetness and tartness I don’t think I would have liked it much at all.
That tartness saves this for me, and as much a general dislike super fruity Fruit Beers… I might even call this a guilty pleasure. I am really surprised by how much I like this.