Atmos Brewing Co. Wayfarer NA IPA

Wayfarer NA IPA from Atmos Brewing Co. in Hailey, Idaho, is the last in my dry-January series of Non-alcoholic or zero-alcohol beers. The next post will be a regular alcoholic beer. This beer has water, malt, oats, hops, and yeast. This beer pours an orange/copper color with a big four-finger white head. I opened the can it immediately foamed. I think they are using a lot of carbonation for the flavor. Carbonation bubbles carry flavor. The aroma is bitter, hoppy, piney, and a little dank. The taste is different than its aroma. It’s light, bitter, watery, and has very little to no body. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer finishes with a light, hoppy note. The aftertaste is light and watery. Overall this is not good. I give Wayfarer NA IPA a D+. I don’t think you’ll get a real IPA with a Non-alcoholic beer. It’s the yeast that they use. That’s the way it is low in flavor and body. I don’t think this is worth trying. Overall Non-alcoholic beers have their place. I don’t think they are great. I give Non-alcoholic beer as a whole an F+. The right style of beer might do better than a non-alcoholic beer. Like a lager or pilsner. They are lower in calories and carbohydrates, so they have that going for them. But if you are worried about calories and carbs, don’t have a beer. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

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