The 25 Best Non Alcoholic Ales and IPAs To Try


Ales are a very diverse group of beers. They are warm, top fermenting beers using ale yeast compared to the cold, bottom fermenting lagers.

There are many subtypes and every smaller splits in those groups. I have tried to sample them all. These are some of the various types of ales i have tried and rated on my master list of the best non alcoholic beers

  • Dark ales
  • Brown ales
  • Amber ales
  • Summer ales
  • Saisons
  • Belgian ales – abbey, trappist, blond, brune, white
  • Pale ales – American, English, West Coast
  • India pale ales – English, New England, West Coast
  • Cask ales

I have learnt a lot trying over 150 different non alcoholic beers so far. The average of all non alcoholic beers calories per 100ml is 23kcal, carbs are 5g and sugar 2g. Whilst i really love the breweries trying to make ultra low carb and calorie beers, the simple fact is, the best and most reliable way to replace the body and mouthfeel that alcohol gives, is with carbs.

After i reviewed and scored all the beers i have tried, it was no surprise that the best tasting and fullest body beers were invariably not the ultra skinny ones. If you are drinking for pleasure and not trying to drink the lowest carb and calories beer you can, i does pay to have more carbs in the beer. There are of course notable exceptions but that it is the generalisation i would make.

That said, there are some cracking very low carb and calorie beers in my top 10, so whatever your priorities are in a non alcoholic beer, there is a beer for you, i promise.

Let’s get cracking on my top ales…

The 25 Best Non Alcoholic Ales and IPAs To Try

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Does Non Alcoholic Beer Taste The Same

I have so much fun trying all these ales, they are such a diverse bunch compared to the lager family. You can go from really malty dark ales to super citrus zinging IPAs.

These are all personal choice and beers that i have drank myself. I am in the UK so unfortunately it is difficult to get many North American craft NA beers at this time but i am working on it for the next list.

1. Ceria Indiewave AVB 0.5%

TypeIPA
Calories28kcal per 100ml
99.4kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs4.5g per 100ml
16g per 12fl oz
SugarUnknown per 100ml
Unknown per 12fl oz
Ceria Indiewave Nutritional Data

This beautiful IPA ran the Schneider weisse a close second.

This was silky smooth and creamy with hints of orange and lemon. I found the hoppy bitterness with pine and citrus was exactly the right amount with everything in balance.

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You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

2. Le Chauffeur AVB 0.34%

TypeIPA
Calories32kcal per 100ml
114kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs6.8g per 100ml
24.1g per 12fl oz
Sugar3.4g per 100ml
11.9g per 12fl oz
Le Chauffeur Nutritional Data

From the makers of Lola Porter, this IPA mixes citrus and orange flavoured IPA with caramel and malt.

This is more an ale lovers IPA than for huge bitter hop hits but that is what i like.

This was worth all the calories and more, delicious.

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

3. Athletic Brewing Run Wild AVB 0.5%

TypeIPA
Calories19kcal per 100ml
67.5kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs4.3g per 100ml
15.3g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.2g per 100ml
4.3g per 12fl oz
Run Wild Nutritional Data

This has just the right amount of zingy citrus hops to malt ratio for my palate.

It tastes and feels like a big alcoholic IPA with an ABV of 6%.

If you are transitioning to non alcoholic IPAs this is a great one to get the toe in the water.

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You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

4. Infinite Session IPA AVB 0.5%

TypeIPA
Calories12kcal per 100ml
42.6kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs2.2g per 100ml
7.8g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.8g per 100ml
6.4g per 12fl oz
Infinite IPA Nutritional Data

Fragrant hops combines with a luxury, creamy mouthfeel to make a fantastic NA IPA.

Infinite Session make some fantastic beers but this might just pip their American Pale Ale. Although on another day i might flip flop

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

5. Brewdog Nanny State AVB 0.5%

TypeAle
Calories6kcal per 100ml
21.3kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs1g per 100ml
3.55g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.1g per 100ml
0.355g per 12fl oz
Nanny State Nutritional Data

Not a new beer but one of the lowest calorie beers out there.

Brewdog have rammed so much flavour into this. It is quite bitter and uses 5 hops and 8 malts to produce a masterclass in low calorie brewing.

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

Light Drinks in the UK have them and if you use the discount code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get 5% off

You can of course click through to Amazon to see if they are cheaper

In Australia you can get 10% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE at CraftZero

6. Incel “Surfers” AVB 0.5%

TypeSummer Ale
Calories32kcal per 100ml
114kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs6.4g per 100ml
22.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.5g per 100ml
1.8g per 12fl oz
Incel Surfers Nutritional Data

This is my second pick from Incel and another cracker.

This is a big, fruity and luscious ale. I found a really pleasing orange flavour coming through and the same huge body and mouthfeel you expect from Incel.

Not low calorie but delicious

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

7. UNLTD. AVB 0.5%

TypeIPA
Calories4kcal per 100ml
14.2kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs1g per 100ml
3.6g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.1g per 100ml
0.36g per 12fl oz
UNLTD. Nutritional Data

As the lowest calorie beer i have drank, it is worth a mention but they have managed to create a really flavoursome IPA which isn’t just flavoured fizzy water.

If you want a IPA on a diet, this is for you.

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

8. Aegir Minus AVB 0.5%

TypeIPA
Calories10kcal per 100ml
35.5kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs1.1g per 100ml
3.9g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.1g per 100ml
0.36g per 12fl oz
Minus Nutritional Data

Most IPAs you drink now are very citrus heavy whereas this was a beautiful fragrant pine styled one.

Despite being very low calorie it had an excellent body and great mouthfeel.

It is certainly one you could keep drinking more of in a session.

Follow this link to buy these from Dry Drinker in the UK

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

9. Lowtide Brune-DMC AVB 0.5%

TypeBelgian Abbey
Calories?kcal per 100ml
?kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs?g per 100ml
?g per 12fl oz
Sugar?g per 100ml
?g per 12fl oz
Brune-DMC Nutritional Data

Much like a German wheat beer, the Belgian Abbey style beers are top notch.

This has mountains of malt, caramel, coffee and toffee, so it is hard not to like.

It is a bit naughty not to tell us the nutrition. I suspect its leffe 0.0 bad.

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

Follow this link to buy these from Dry Drinker in the UK

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

10. St Peters Without ABV 0.0%

TypeAmber Ale
Calories26kcal per 100ml
92.3kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs6.2g per 100ml
22g per 12fl oz
Sugar2.6g per 100ml
9.2g per 12fl oz
St Peter’s Without Nutritional Data
St peters without beer i bought and drank for this review

St Peter’s Without has huge malty caramel flavours bursting into your mouth.

With quite a lot of carbs, it have a big body and luxury mouthfeel.

My lasting memory is the caramel flavour that coated my tongue.

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

11. Infinite Session Pale ABV 0.5%

TypeAmercian Pale Ale
Calories11kcal per 100ml
39kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.3g per 100ml
11.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar2.8g per 100ml
9.9g per 12fl oz
Infinite Session Pale Nutritional Data

Infinite Session only make great beers and this APA is nip and tuck with their IPA.

The APA has more pine and floral notes and i found it incredibly easy drinking.

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

12. Big Drop Pine Trail ABV 0.5%

TypePale Ale
Calories18.5kcal per 100ml
65.7kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.6g per 100ml
12.8g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.1g per 100ml
0.36g per 12fl oz
Pine Trail Nutritional Data

I am a bit shocked Pine Trail has slipped down to 12th in my rankings. It shows what competition there is now as this is a brilliant beer.

There is plenty of malt along with a citrus and pine hop hit that goes down very easily.

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13. Venture point five ABV 0.5%

TypeAmber Ale
Calories25kcal per 100ml
88.8kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5.4g per 100ml
19.2g per 12fl oz
Sugar2.8g per 100ml
9.9g per 12fl oz
Venture Point Five Nutritional Data

Venture Point Five has a lovely depth of malty goodness wrapped up in a big body, easy drinking, amber ale.

There is hints of tropical and pine hops but just a whiff

Follow this link to buy these from Dry Drinker in the UK

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

14. Doom Bar Zero ABV 0.0%

TypeAmber Ale
Calories13kcal per 100ml
46.2kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.2g per 100ml
11.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.1g per 100ml
3.9g per 12fl oz
Doom Bar Nutritional Data
Doom bar zero beer i bought and drank for this review

Doom Bar is one of the UK’s leading cask ales and their 0.0 offering is very good.

Its got a lovely dark colour for an amber ale. Beautiful roasted hop taste, almost some coffee/chocolate to it.

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

15. Lowtide NEIPA The Cosmic Turtle ABV 0.5%

TypeNew England IPA
Calories10kcal per 100ml
35.5kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs1.6g per 100ml
5.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.4g per 100ml
1.4g per 12fl oz
NEIPA The Cosmic Turtle Nutritional Data

Lowtide have done very well here. It is a very low calorie beer and reasonably full and hoppy all things considered.

There is a nice bitter undertone.

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

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16. A Ship Full Of IPA 0.0%

TypeIPA
Calories20kcal per 100ml
71kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5.3g per 100ml
18.8g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.5g per 100ml
1.8g per 12fl oz
A Ship Full Of IPA Nutritional Data

This is a great, clean and crisp IPA with the added benefit of the darker ale flavours and increased malt. They mix very and the flavours balance beautifully.

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

17. Leffe Blond 0.0 ABV 0.0%

TypeBelgian Abbey
Calories40kcal per 100ml
142kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs9.8g per 100ml
34.8g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.1g per 100ml
3.9g per 12fl oz
Leffe Blond Nutritional Data

If we ignore the huge carb and calorie load this is a serious beer.

There is huge mouthfeel and depth. It has loads of body from the carbs and tastes like a slightly sweeter Leffe 6.6%

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18. Beavertown Lazer Crush 0.3%

TypeIPA
Calories25kcal per 100ml
88.8kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs5.9g per 100ml
20.9g per 12fl oz
Sugar3g per 100ml
10.7g per 12fl oz
Lazer Crush Nutritional Data
Lazer Crush beer i bought and drank for this review

Beavertown is brilliant conventional brewery and this is their only NA beer to date.

Despite being slightly on the sweet side it packs lots of hops and flavour that you would expect form these guys.

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

19. Lowtide West Coast Hop Lock ABV 0.5%

TypeWest Coast Pale Ale
Calories?kcal per 100ml
?kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs?g per 100ml
?g per 12fl oz
Sugar?g per 100ml
?g per 12fl oz
West Coast Hop Lock Nutritional Data

You get some hops and lemony citrus bitterness form the hops. The body is slightly lighter than some of the beers above so maybe the carbs are a bit less.

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

20. Incel Swimmers ABV 0.5%

TypeSaison
Calories32kcal per 100ml
113.6kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs6.4g per 100ml
22.7g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.5g per 100ml
1.8g per 12fl oz
Incel Swimmers Nutritional Data

Incel-Brauerei is a special brewery. This Saison is extremely interesting if you haven’t drank many.

Spices, fruits, body, there is so much going on here to fill the palate.

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

21. Athletic Brewing Upside Dawn ABV 0.5%

TypeGolden Ale
Calories14kcal per 100ml
49.7kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.2g per 100ml
11.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.4g per 100ml
5g per 12fl oz
Upside Dawn Nutritional Data

Athletic Brewing need no introduction and Upside Dawn can count itself unlucky to be down in 21st place.

This is as easy drinking as you get.

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You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

For Australian readers, Craft Zero has a range of products, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 10% off

22. Big Drop Woodcutter ABV 0.5%

TypeBrown Ale
Calories22kcal per 100ml
78.1kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs4.9g per 100ml
17.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar2.7g per 100ml
9.6g per 12fl oz
Upside Dawn Nutritional Data

There is some caramel, chocolate and coffee notes wrapped up in malty goodness.

Big Drop are a first rate NA brewery and this is a great offering.

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You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

23. Pica Nova ABV 0.3%

TypeWest Coast IPA
Calories16kcal per 100ml
56.8kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.5g per 100ml
12.4g per 12fl oz
Sugar1.4g per 100ml
5g per 12fl oz
Pica Nova Nutritional Data

This is a tropical, juicy, west coast IPA.

There is decent body and structure and certainly a very memorable can

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

24. Ceria Grainwave ABV 0.5%

TypeBelgian White
Calories22kcal per 100ml
78.1kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs3.9g per 100ml
13.8g per 12fl oz
Sugar?g per 100ml
?g per 12fl oz
Grainwave Nutritional Data

I think i have been too harsh here on Grainwave vs Indiewave.

This is a great Blue Moon substitute with all the Belgian White beer tastes you want.

Orange, fruits and a hint of spice. Lovely

Amazon.com has these and you can check out the latest price here

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

25. Nirvana Hoppy Pale Ale

TypePale Ale
Calories9kcal per 100ml
32kcal per 12fl oz
Carbs1.4g per 100ml
5g per 12fl oz
Sugar0.1g per 100ml
0.36g per 12fl oz
Nirvana Hoppy Pale Ale Nutritional Data

Nirvana have produced a really low calorie and nicely hopped pale ale.

It is very easy drinking with nice flavours. Nirvana as a NA brewery are worth a few buys to try.

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

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