Monday, June 21, 2021

Athletic Brewing Hazy IPA- (Non-Alcoholic beer)

I am reviewing another Non-Alcoholic(NA) of Athletic Brewing- Free Wave Hazy IPA & it's on my TOP Shelf. Again! It is simply a product that hits the spot. In today's post I am covering the following:

- Brief history behind this NA beer
- SJ's Rating (explanation on why this Rating)
- Occasions best enjoyed
- SJ's Pro tip

For brewery history, check out my previous post on information about The Athletic Brewing Company. Today I will focus on Free Wave only.  Reads the product story "Our free wave hazy IPA is meant for the open road. Whether you are cruising the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible or tracing your way up the coast on your bike, our Free Wave doesn't cut corners. This mouth-watering IPA is loaded with Amarillo, Citra and Mosiac hop. You will want to grab a few for the road!" 
The product story smartly positions this as a drink for the road. Love the story, now let me do my tasting to find out if it is true or not! :-) Enjoy my tasting notes. 

Vital Stats-Athletic Brewing-Hazy IPA(Non-Alcoholic beer) 

Price- $10.52 for 6 pack
Age- N/A
ABV- Non-Alcoholic (Less than 0.5%)
Region- Stratford,CT & San Diego,CA
Brewery- Athletic Brewing Company
Beer style- Non-Alcoholic Golden
Awards won- 2020 Brewer of the Year, International Beer Challenge. 

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Large beer glass
Serving style- Chilled
Appearance- Hazy, light amber

Aroma- Toffee, citrus, honey, lemon, hops
Flavor- Just like real beer, bittersweet hops, lemon, nutty, hoppy.
Body- Full
Finish- Hoppy, creamy, smooth
SJ's Rating- Top Shelf 
I liked it better than Upside Down from the came company. it is really like an IPA, Gets better every time. Hops are omnipresent in this NA beer and it tastes damn good!
Occasions best enjoyed- To drink after a day's work but still need to be sober. 
Food- Chicken Pasta. Light pasta complements the heavy IPA

SJ's pro tip- Don't freeze it too long in the freezer. It almost turned into ice in 30 minutes, not like the alcoholic version. 

I enjoyed it on a weekday dinner not having to worry about any sort of hangover. I love it. Enjoy it any time, Cheers! to good health.  
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead. 

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