Gigantic Brewing Company Scrilla (#45) – American Pale Ale at 5.5% ABV | 55 IBU

Gigantic Brewing Company Scrilla (#45) American Pale Ale at 5.5% ABV | 55 IBU (C$7.52 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, packaged on 15-Aug-2018, acquired 11-Apr-2018, reviewed 13-Apr-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy deep gold with two fingers of fluffy off-white head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: zesty citrus, caramel, floral, pine, grass. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry slightly sticky medium bitter finish. (4/5)

What the hell’s scrilla, anyway? Is it the plural of Skrillex? Because, to be honest, I don’t know but one Skrillex isn’t already one too many. (OK, fine, yes, I know it’s money.) Seriously, nicely balanced Pale Ale. Not a hop bomb – which, don’t get me wrong, I’d be fine with, but sometimes a change is nice. And this is well done, with pleasant contributions from Citra and Simcoe balanced against a smooth oat body. I do find it slightly too sweet, especially in the finish, where it gets just a touch sticky. Not one where I’d want to have more than the one. Well, OK, two. Three, if you insist. Is that four? Where does the time go? (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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