Beer Review: Run Wild IPA (Non – Alcoholic Beer) (Athletic Brewing Company)

Beer Review: Run Wild IPA (Non – Alcoholic Beer) (Athletic Brewing Company)

Athletic Brewing Company’s non – alcoholic beer – Run Wild IPA

Non – Alcoholic Beer

The popularity of Non – Alcoholic beer has skyrocketed in recent years. With pregnant women, designated drivers, and many more enjoying them while still hanging out with spouses, loved ones, friends, and family at craft breweries.

You can find our full article on non – alcoholic beers here: The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Beer: A Guide to the Best Non Alcoholic Brews.

You can also find Amy’s weekly column discussing how she missed having real beer while pregnant, and did enjoy a few non – alcoholic ones here: I’ve Missed Drinking (A Look at Non Alcoholic Beers).

Our friends from Let Us Drink Beer blog, guest wrote a post for us about the best non – alcoholic beers back in 2021. You can find that here: Best Non-Alcoholic Beers For 2021.

Non-alcoholic craft beer has come a long way in recent years, and Athletic Brewing Company’s Run Wild IPA is a shining example of this innovation. Crafted with meticulous care, this IPA showcases the remarkable potential of non-alcoholic beer, proving that you don’t need alcohol to experience the full-bodied flavors and complexity of a well-crafted brew. Run Wild IPA allows those who choose to abstain from alcohol to indulge in the vibrant world of craft beer without compromising their lifestyle choices.

What sets Run Wild IPA apart is its ability to capture the essence of a traditional IPA, even without the alcohol content. The master brewers at Athletic Brewing Company have skillfully harnessed the power of hops, carefully selecting varieties that deliver the signature bitterness and aromatic qualities that make IPAs so beloved. The result is a non-alcoholic IPA that boasts a hop-forward profile with layers of flavor, creating a drinking experience that rivals its alcoholic counterparts.

The absence of alcohol in Run Wild IPA doesn’t mean it lacks character or depth. On the contrary, this brew showcases the artistry and creativity of the brewing process. By focusing on the careful combination of hops, malts, and yeast, Athletic Brewing Company has created a non-alcoholic IPA that satisfies not only the taste buds but also the desire for a well-rounded, fulfilling beer experience. Run Wild IPA challenges preconceived notions and invites everyone to embrace the world of craft beer, regardless of their relationship with alcohol.

Beer Review

Run Wild IPA by Athletic Brewing Company

Beer: Run Wild IPA
Brewery: Athletic Brewing Company
Style: Non-Alcoholic Beer – IPA
ABV: 0.5%
IBU: 35
Untappd Description: The ultimate session-able IPA. Brewed with a blend of Northwest hops with Citra and Mosaic at the forefront. Body of premium organic malts from US & Germany. Subtle yet complex malt profile

Welcome, fellow beer enthusiasts, to a delightful hop-forward journey with me as we dive into the refreshing depths of Athletic Brewing Company’s Run Wild IPA. Brace yourselves for a taste explosion that defies expectations and proves that bold flavors can come without a boozy buzz. So let’s raise our glasses and embark on this hoppy adventure together!

Appearance

Pouring this liquid masterpiece into the glass reveals a radiant golden hue reminiscent of a picturesque sunset over hop fields. Its lively carbonation dances enchantingly, forming a frothy, ivory head that lingers and beckons us to dive in for a sip. Get ready to feast your eyes on this dazzling liquid gem!

Aroma

As the first whiff of Run Wild IPA wafts towards our eager nostrils, we’re greeted with an invigorating bouquet of citrusy hops that practically leap out of the glass. The aroma unfolds like a botanical garden, unveiling juicy grapefruit, zesty orange, and hints of tropical fruits. Prepare for a sensory symphony that’ll have your taste buds begging for a dance.

Taste

Ah, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The initial sip of Run Wild IPA is a revelation of hoppy bliss. An orchestra of hops takes center stage, delivering a symphony of flavors that will make even the most seasoned hop-head weak in the knees. Waves of grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine crash upon the palate, accompanied by a delicate bitterness that keeps things lively and refreshing. The malt backbone provides a subtle sweetness, beautifully balancing the hops and adding depth to the overall experience.

Mouthfeel

A medium body greets our eager mouths, bringing with it a velvety smoothness that glides across the tongue with grace. Despite the absence of alcohol, Run Wild IPA carries a satisfying weight, ensuring that every sip feels substantial and satisfying. The carbonation is playful and lively, tickling the senses and enhancing the beer’s overall drinkability. It’s as if the brewmaster has crafted a symphony of texture just for our enjoyment!

Finish

As we bid adieu to each sip, the finale is nothing short of a crescendo of hoppy pleasure. The bitterness lingers gently, inviting us to take another sip and continue this flavorful journey. The finish is clean, leaving no unwanted residue, and keeps us coming back for more of this hop-filled elixir.

Summary

In the world of non-alcoholic craft beer, Athletic Brewing Company’s Run Wild IPA stands tall as a true champion. It’s a beer that defies the boundaries of what’s possible, delivering explosive hop flavors and an exquisite balance that will have even the most discerning beer enthusiasts applauding. Whether you’re an IPA aficionado or a curious non-drinker, Run Wild IPA is a must-try that offers a glimpse into the future of flavorful, alcohol-free beer.

My Untappd Rating: ***.75
Global Untappd Rating: 3.38 (as of 5.1.23)

A Toast to Athletic Brewing Company

So, my friends, raise your glasses high and join me in celebrating Athletic Brewing Company’s Run Wild IPA—a beacon of hoppy delight that’s sure to satisfy both your taste buds and your desire for a refreshing adventure. Cheers!

Athletic Brewing Company is making some amazing non – alcoholic beers. You certainly need to check them out, if nothing else than to try them and see if they make a good alternative to soda or other drinks for you at home.

Athletic Brewing Company (as per Untappd) is a regional brewery from Milford, Connecticut. They have 90 unique beers and over 80,000 ratings, with a global average rating of 3.45 (as of 5.1.23). Their Untappd description reads: Athletic Brewing Co. is a non-alcoholic beer company dedicated to making great-tasting craft brews, without compromise. Our lineup of styles lets you enjoy the taste and experience of refreshing craft beer without sacrificing your performance, passions, health, or good taste. They’re fit for all times, made for all palates, and enjoyed by anyone who loves a great beer.

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This is just one of several in a series of over arching ‘craft beer’ related articles. Several alone in a ‘flagship’ series. In the next few weeks there will be some more that come out as well. I would like to have this general level of different ‘craft beer articles’ that everyone can kind of jump to and read and use for informative purposes, and give a better understanding for the other articles on the site.

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