Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Small Bird Series. Malts – American 2-row Barley, White Wheat Dextrine and C-15. Hops – Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, Citra and Columbus
Brewer Description: (from website) An easy drinking hoppy American pale ale, Skimpy Sparrow is another edition in our “Small Bird Series” of lower ABV offerings brewed for the summer. The nose is an intense, complex fusion of pineapple, grapefruit pith, and woodsy hop aromatics. Citrus rind, grape jam, and lemon fill out the flavor profile, with a firm and long-lasting bitterness. Very dry and effervescent, light to medium bodied.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.1
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9
Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 11th July 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark yellow orange colour with an almost two finger large frothy bubbled white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Orange juice is quite strong, with grapefruit, mango, peach and pineapple in the background.
Taste: Mild bitterness, peach, mango, pineapple with hints of orange, citrus rind and bready malt.
Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp-ish, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Something about the aroma makes me enjoy the taste more than the aroma. But still refreshing and easy to drink. Tasted side by side with Lights On. Preferred the aroma of Lights On, but Skimpy Sparrow tasted better.