Smylex IPA

Review Date 6/15/2021 By John Staradumsky

Here’s a beer that’s sure to put a smile on your face, whether you want one or not: Smylex IPA from San Diego’s Pariah Brewing Company. Remember Smylex gas from Batman, especially the 1989 feature film starring Jack Nicholson as the Joker? Sure you do. If you don’t, though, I’ll let Pariah give you a little refresher, from the label of Smylex IPA:

Smylex IPA

India Pale Ale brewed with XXXXXXXX

New and delicious pariah products! With our new secret ingredient—XXXXXXXXX. Now, let’s go over to our blind taste test. Uh oh, he don’t look happy. He’s been using Brand X! But with this new Pariah Brand…We get a grin, again and again! That luscious tan! Those ruby lips! And hair color so natural only your undertaker knows for sure! I know what you’re saying: Where can I get these fine new items? Well, that’s the gag. Chances are, you’ve bought ‘em already! So remember, put on a happy face!

Say, now that they mention it, where *can* I get these fine new items from Pariah? Not in Georgia, but luckily, Craftshack delivers.

Ingredients from the can label:

Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Citra

Malts: Pilsner, 2-Row, Rye, Wheat, Oats

Pariah Smylex IPA has an alcohol content of 7.5% by volume with 45 IBUs. The label says to drink within 90 days, and is stamped IF U GOTTA GO 03/05/2021 on the bottom. If U gotta go, go with a grin! There, I fixed it for them. I drank my can on June 13th 2021, so just a few days past that 90 day window. The beer was delightful all the same. I paid $4.49 for my can from Craftshack, but have no other pricing information.

Pariah Smylex IPA pours to a hazy yellow color with a huge fluffy white head and a nose of white wine and citrus. Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body with an aggressive juiciness and bitter citrus zest running throughout. I get more of the white wine notes form the Nelson Sauvins, some earthy herbal notes from the galaxy that are omnipresent but pop most at the end, and juicy orange citrus from the Citra. The beer finishes herbal grassy and rather bitter, with just a hint of rye, and a bit dank herbal.. This is very different, and the more I sip, ha ha, the more I like it, ha ha ha, a lot, hah ha ahha hahahah!!!!! HAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned