I associate lazers more with precision, rather than blunt-force crushing; but this alcohol free IPA is definitely crushing it with the flavours so it lives up to it's name.
At 0.3% this is Beavertown's only alcohol free offering, however they also have a low-alcohol super session IPA called Nanobot which is less than 3%.
What they lack in range though, they make up for in quality. If you nail one this well, why bother making more?
Lazer Crush: Taste Test
Smells mainly hoppy with a touch of citrus fruit to it, getting mainly mango which is coupled with a pale pour and crisp white head.
The initial flavour is quite sharp and tart, but then it's just fruit all the way to the finish. The bitter sharpness is like grapefruit which turns into peach and mango that's full of flavour, this punches way above it's ABV in terms of body too which is quite full despite the low ABV.
The aftertaste brings back the hoppiness which is combined with the grapefruit bitterness again to leave you thirsting for more.
Lazer Crush: Can Notes
Like all of Beavertown's cans, it's mental. There's so much going on it's hard to isolate them individually.
We have a skeleton with horns surrounded by some kind of green aura, shying away from what looks like some kind of headless dalek but could just as easily be a building in the distance.
There's a broken down vehible of some kind that's got ivy growing out of the holes along with another skeleton, all in a landscape of bright green, yellow and pink. It's busy.
In a way though a busy beer can is great. You can look at it while you're supping and it provides entertainment along with, in this case, good beer.
Buy Lazer Crush Alcohol-Free IPA
Get it for just £1.60 at Honest Brew for members, non-members will have to pay £1.99 but to be honest, for an IPA that's this good and alcohol free, it should be a lot more.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.