Wicked as Sin IPA


Review Date 8/6/2022  By John Staradumsky


Something wicked this way comes. At least, that’s what Pariah brewing of North Park, California says on the label of their Wicked as Sin IPA. With apologies to Ray Bradbury, I assume. I will confess that I bought the beer partly, well maybe mostly, because the label was so cool. I like pariah beers, too, so there is that.

Here’s what they say on the label:

What you’re holding is a modern West Coast IPA brewed using all we’ve learned about brewing hop-forward beers here at Pariah. Wicked as Sin is unapologetically bright, crisp, and refreshingly bitter with notes of tangerine hop candy, lemon rind, pine, resin, and earthy dankness. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Pariah Wicked as Sin IPA has an alcohol content of 6.6% by volume with 70 IBUs. I paid $3.99 for my can from Craftshack and that is the only pricing information I have. My can was stamped SIN WICKED 4/15/2022. The label says the beer is “Devilishly Delightful” and “Liquid Terror”. I was almost afraid to drink it.

Pariah Wicked as Sin IPA pours to a hazy orange amber color with a thick fluffy white head of foam and a nose of citrus and a hint of tropical passion fruit. Taking a sip, the beer is light to medium in body, a little crackery, and full of the citrus and tropical fruit the nose promised. Maybe a little grapefruit citrus as well. Passion fruit and mango come to the fore, I get some lemony citrus as promised on the can. Not really piney for me but an unmistakeable vegetal dankness emerges, especially as it warms. A lingering bitterness rounds out the beer nicely.

I enjoyed this one on a hot summer day here in Georgia. I’d like to enjoy it again, and if I get that chance, I will.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


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

(B)=Bottled, Canned