If you’ve ever looked at the non-alcoholic beers section in any supermarket, you tend to see them dominated by non-alcoholic versions of the ‘big brands’. Although this is a start to helping the average consumer to be introduced to non-alcoholic beer alternatives, there are very few beers that manage to get featured amongst the shelves.
Although there are only three different beers currently produced by Infinite – Infinite Pale, Infinite Lager and this Infinite IPA – they have still managed to find supermarket shelf space for the latter.
A description of the IPA from the Infinite Beer site describes it as “dry hopped” for a “bold citrus flavour”. It uses both Amarillo and Citra hops, and six grains to give a “smooth full body”.
Infinite IPA Initial Thoughts
I purchased this beer a long time ago, but have only got back to trying it. In the image below, you can see the 330 mL can, which has been updated ever so slightly. As far as we are aware, there are no changes to the brewing process or ingredient list.
However, both cans look great and clearly stand out on busy supermarket shelves, showing that “less is more” in this case.
After chilling in the fridge, it was time to get into this drink. Opening the can, the beer pours golden in colour but does froth up and create quite the foamy head. This quickly dies down, but it does allow you to get a good whiff of the floral and citrusy aroma dominated by the hops.
The head quickly disappears, yet the beer looks hazy from the remaining bubbles. Yet, the mouthfeel is smooth, with a slight tang from the aeration. Although some non-alcoholic beers tend to struggle with feeling ‘thin’, there is no obvious lack of viscosity here.
The taste is clean, light and delicate, with citrus and floral notes. There is an ending bitterness, but contrasts nicely, but not too much to ruin the experience. Although it is enjoyable to drink, there is nothing too fancy or extravagant here.
Where Can I Buy Infinite IPA?
There are plenty of places to purchase Infinite IPA – either as single cans or as a multipack – depending on where you buy it.
For offline purchases, try supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s (where we purchased a four pack) or Waitrose.
Purchasing online offers plenty more options. You can buy this (and other non-alcoholic beers) directly from Infinite, or elsewhere including the following:
Infinite IPA Ingredients, Nutritional Information and Calories
There are four ingredients in Infinite IPA –
Malted Barley, Wheat, Oats, Hops, Yeast
|Nutritional Information||Per 100 mL|
|Energy (KJ / KCal)||50 / 12|
|Of Which Saturates (g)||–|
|Of Which Sugars (g)||1.8|
Infinite IPA is suitable for vegans
I found Infinite IPA an enjoyable drink, albeit if there’s nothing that makes it stand out too much.
Although it only has 0.5% alcohol, I believe that anybody blind tasting this would not necessarily know. It retains all of the expected IPA characteristics; flavour, colour and aroma which makes it enjoyable to drink.
Would I choose this as one of my go-to non-alcoholic IPAs? Probably not. But would I enjoy this beer if I had a couple? Definitely.
If you are looking for non-alcoholic IPAs, then add this to your list, and see what you make of it.