Not the most imaginative name in the book, pretty much one step above calling it 'beer', but despite it's simple name, it's a delicious pale.
Even the description of this is fairly straight forward, 'a West Coat hop mouth party' not really giving much away in terms of style or what's to be expected.
It keeps its cards close to it's chest, this one, and for good reason. It's juicy and light, and not at all as simple as the name or description would make it out to be.
The only other Shindigger we've had on the blog is LUSH IPA, which we were similarly impressed with.
Shindigger Pale: Taste Test
A little hoppy, but subtly citrusy on the nose with a deep amber pour which belies it's status as a pale. The pour allows those sweet and tart aromas to emanate from the glass, increasing anticipation.
The flavour is quite bitter initially but this isn't long-lasting, and quickly evolves into a sweeter, fruitier and more tropical flavour throughout the profile. It's not obviously tropical, more subtly so with hints of orange and grapefruit, but it's definitely there.
The aftertaste is a little malty, allowing the hops to come through with a little bitterness once the fruit flavours have subsided.
Shindigger Pale: Can Notes
The can reminds me of those diagrams I had to draw of bacteria in science classes at school, like round-ended rectangles of different shapes cascading down and around the can.
Describe this the colours make it quite a striking effect, especially with the blue one dropped in occasionally to make the contrast a little higher.
The beer name and style are basically the same, so there's little that can be done with that and it features prominently in bold white font on the front, with the Shindigger name and logo the largest part of the can design.
Buy Shindigger Pale Ale
We got ours from Morrisons, but a quick peruse of their site shows that it's not in their inventory anymore. You can however add your name to the waitlist on Honest Brew where, when in stock, you can get it for just £3.04.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.