The first out of the gate was the Gruvi IPA. All of the Gruvi products are nicely packaged and their IPA is no exception. Attractive, bold, green cans, that give a feeling of high-quality production. There’s an immediate feel-good factor about the packaging, you’d be happy ordering this product in a bar as a no-alcohol beer option.
Here are some thoughts from the tasting:
Erin: It smells really floral like an IPA should. It’s grapefruity, kinda bitter, in a good way. As a non-alcoholic beer, it’s kinda missing the malt background that a full IPA has but it’s a really good alcohol-free beer option.
Richard: It feels a little thin and doesn’t have much head but it’s highly drinkable, and the brand has a real feel-good factor to it. I would order that in a bar.
Nick: Doesn’t taste bad at all (this is an extreme compliment from Nick) It looks thin and a bit cloudy. The flavor is good. I would definitely drink it over sparkling water. (again, this is a compliment)
Good to know:
Erin: It has a good calorie count (60 calories per tin) and they use that front and center on the packaging.
Richard: Packaging is clean and bright – you could take it to a friend’s, price is pretty good too, $12.99 for the 6 pack
Alcohol content: 0% ABV
What the maker says: Our most hop-packed and vivid beer. Packed with Humulene (naturally from hops) to enable relaxation and suppress hunger. Gruvi IPA is undeniably hoppy and wonderfully flavorful. It’s bitter, hoppy, and rich in flavor.