To Ol ‘1371’ Garden of Eden


imageAahhh To OL .. So many new beers from these guys. This drop is an ode to the beauty beyond’s a fruity IPA, and by that we mean tropical fruit!

The nose on this is sniffing a fruit salad. With the addition of passion fruit, guava, papaya, and mango , you would be thinking your drinking juice. The usual copper hue of the beer fades at the bottom to a golden one which is interesting. The big foamy head sits there full of bubble. The first sip yields all that fruit. There is a real tang to it. Embedded behind the tang is the 6.4% alc vol. There is actually only mild bitterness going on here, because the mix of passion fruit and guava is dominant, but not overpowering like a fruit beer or a lambic. We’re not entirely sure if this is our favourite mix of flavours in a beer but we love the creativity. We think one of these at a time is appropriate cause the flavour in the mouth by the end is a little cloying. But that’s what they were going for so good on them. Not bad, not great. But we certainly love the forward thinking this brewery is using.