The Just Beer Project Just IPA (4.8% alcohol): This India Pale Ale from the Just Beer Project located in Burlington, Vermont is best described by its tagline, “You just drink it. It tastes great. JUST IPA.” This beer brand is relatively new to the market. Magic Hat’s Alan Newman and Stacey Steinmetz began brewing beer using this brand name last year with their company, Alchemy & Science, a subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company (Sam Adam etc.). Click here to read more.
This brew pours clear amber with an off-white head. Earthy, bready malt and floral notes come together for an inviting aroma. The low ABV makes this IPA highly drinkable ever for those who are just beginning to experiment with this style. Don’t let me scare off the IPA lovers, though; it’s GOOD! A variety of hops including: Chinook, Ahtanum, Citra, Cascade and Simcoe are at the forefront of Just IPA’s flavor. However, a bit of floral and citrus zest creeps up at the end to balance out the overall hoppiness. The Just beer Project successfully produces a beer that is different than others on the market. It maintains the traditional hoppy flavor of IPA without the high alcohol content. I think this beer is a nice change of pace for this style and genuinely enjoyed drinking it. It is not the best IPA I’ve had, but it proves how multi-faceted this style can be. So, stop thinking about it and JUST DRINK IT! Cheers.