Blueberry Shandy

Massachusetts
United States
Ipswich Shandy
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Lemon and Blueberry flavors brightly shine through this zesty, sweet offering. Let us change your mind about how a shandy can taste. Never filtered. Never pasteurized. Always Ipswich.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
12
Served at: 
38° F
Hops: 
Nugget, Cascade, Lemondrop
Malts: 
Pale, Cara Vienna
Judges Review 
Josh Weikert's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Well, this one will be quick: It's a blueberry shandy.

In all seriousness, this is a decent beer. It pours a hazy gold with a sparse white head, and the aroma is all "blueberry." It's in quotes because it comes across as artificial.  

The flavor is all tart berries with a slight cereal background note that's refreshing enough, but kind of dull. The body is light, and the overall impression is that it's a bit diluted or watery.  

Good enough for what it is, but it comes across more as a hard blueberry soda than a blueberry beer.