Shandy Shack IPA
A few weeks ago I reviewed Shandy Shack’s Elderflower lager top (which scored a decent 31 points) so I was excited to get myself a can of Shandy Shack IPA which I reviewed today. As a reminder, Shandy Shack was set up by some lads from England who took a tasty idea from a pop-up van and made it mainstream and now have three different shandy’s to try.
To make the low-alcohol IPA shandy they have used a hoppy session IPA beer and combined it with a refreshing natural lemonade. This drink only uses fully-natural ingredients with no artificial preservatives or sweeteners.
So was this shandy better than the elderflower top? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.
Is Shandy Shack’s IPA any good?
To be honest I do prefer the taste of this IPA shandy compared to the elderflower lager version. It had the recognisable hoppy and bitter taste of an IPA but also the flavours of a tangy and rich lemonade – making for a very refreshing and tasty drink indeed. I would say it’s a great alternative for those who find full-strength IPAs just too bitter – a perfect drink for summer.
Aroma & Appearance
Expect that heady, refreshing, traditional bittersweet shandy aroma when you pop open a can of Shandy Shack’s IPA. When poured into the glass it has a light amber look with a short, frothy head.
Ok this isn’t going to be applicable for all as this drink is alcoholic (albeit at 2.8% ABV) but it is suitable for vegans. It is also relatively low in sugars and is just 108 calories per 330 ml can. Availability-wise your best bet is to buy it from Amazon or Shandy Shack’s site.
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