About IPA alcohol-free
India Pale Ale (IPA) is a style of beer that originated in Britain in the 18th century. At the time, Britain was a colonial power and traded extensively with its colonies in India. British soldiers and traders stationed in India craved their favorite beer from their homeland, but the beer shipped to India often proved to spoil during the long sea voyage.
To solve this problem, British brewers began adding extra hops to their beer. This is because hops have a preservative effect and can extend the shelf life of beer. Moreover, these hops provide a bitter taste that makes the beer less sweet and thus better suited to India's tropical temperatures.
Consequently, the first IPAs were developed specifically to be shipped to India and were named "India Pale Ale." The beer became increasingly popular and also became a popular beer in Britain itself. Over the years, many different IPA varieties have emerged, each with its own flavor profile and characteristics.
Today, IPA is brewed all over the world, from the United States to New Zealand.
What does it taste like?
Today, IPAs are popular around the world and several non-alcoholic varieties have been developed. In general, IPAs are characterized by strong hop flavors and aromas, with notes of citrus, pine resin, flowers and spices. The hops also provide a pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. (Tip: Want the same variety of non-alcoholic beer with a less bitter taste? Then go for the NEIPA)
In addition to the hops, there are other flavor components that can be found in IPA beers, depending on the specific variety and brewery. Some IPAs have a slightly fruity aroma and flavor, while others put more emphasis on the malt and have a bread-like or caramel flavor.
Because IPAs are so rich in flavor, they pair well with food. For example, the mild bitterness of these hops can be well offset by spicy or oily dishes, while the fruity aromas go well with salads or lighter meals. Drinking a nice non-alcoholic IPA with Mexican food is highly recommended.
Generally, then, the taste of IPA beers is bitter, with notes of hops, citrus, flowers and spices. However, the specific flavors can vary greatly depending on the variety and brewery. IPAs are a great choice for anyone who likes beer with a distinct and rich flavor.
Breweries of India Pale Ale
Breweries we offer non-alcoholic IPAs from are Breugem, Brew Dog, Big Drop Brewing, Bird Brewery, Brothers In Law, BRULO, Brussels Beer Project, Frontaal, Insel, Jopen, HOOP, Kaapse Brouwers, Kompaan, Lervig, Lowlander, Mikkeller, Muifel, Nøgne Ø, Oersoep, Stadsbrouwerij 013, THRIVE, Tiny Rebel, Uwe, Northern Monk, Nomad, To Øl, Van De Streek, Rott.Brewers, Pohjala, Van Moll and Viven. Are you missing your favorite IPAs? Let us know and we'll see what we can do for you.
Admittedly, it is hard to choose because they are actually all very tasty. But if we have to make a selection of our favorites, the Rott.Ride from Rott. Brewers cannot be left out. This fresh IPA is ideal to drink after a long day of sports. With an Untappd score of 3.43, we are not the only fans impressed by this alcohol-free IPA.
Omnipollo's Zodiac Non-alcoholic IPA also deserves a place in your collection of non-alcoholic beer. This IPA is new to our range and rightfully worth trying. Just like the Citrus Free Crazy Hazy IPA from Funky Fluid, by the way. This new IPA is also among our favorites right away.
Order your favorite non-alcoholic ipa beer
Would you like to try our alcohol-free IPAs? Don't hesitate and make a selection of your favorites alcohol-free beers. You can also put together different packages through our website. Do you have questions about a particular non-alcoholic beer? Ask your question to our support. We are happy to help you.