Here’s your cheat sheet for Mango Unchained by Shindigger Brewing Co.
Shindigger Brewing Co, Mango Unchained / IPA / 4.2% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in main subscriber on 15 November 2018.
Serve this beer between 7°C and 10°C; stick it in the fridge for 90 minutes.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
Think if Rubicon made beer.
This session IPA has been blended with mango and pineapple. It’s yer classic tropical juice-bomb situation. Expect the usual biscuit malts with fruity flavours floating over the top. What remains to be seen is how bitter it is. Have they gone West Coast, kept it relatively clear, and whacked up a robust piney finish? Or is it softer, hazier, less bitter and more juice forward like a New England style IPA? Given it’s sold as a session IPA I expect drinkability is high on the agenda, which should imply lower bitterness. But it does pose a question: where do you draw the line between a session IPA and a regular pale ale? Not sure I have an answer to that one?
The usual approach with IPAs is to pair them with strong, spicy food. Curries for instance. Or bold, sweet desserts. Mild blue cheese works well too. For this beer in particular though, I have found a recipe I think might work well. It’s Braised Pork Shoulder in Adobo with Pickled Vegetables, from Adam Dulye. (Executive Chef with the Brewers Association no less.)