Olida Bitta Haze, Eh? Strawberry Gum NEIPA

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Olida Bitta Haze, Eh? Strawberry Gum NEIPA

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Big fruity hops, smooth, sweet malt and strawberry notes. New England IPA at its funky finest, with a unique aussie twist thanks to the native strawberry gum.

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Direct from Abbotsford, here’s what the head brewer had to say about this cracking brew:

Appearance:
Pours hazy with deep gold/light amber colouration. The foam is rocky persistent. This beer looks as good as this style can.

Aroma:
Punchy fruit salad nose dominates with the potent strawberry gum character integrating beautifully. Slight hint of eucalypt from the hops adds complexity.

Flavour / mouthfeel:
Big fruity hops, smooth, sweet malt and strawberry notes lead off with the oats presenting a larger than life mouthfeel. The finish is succinct with a slight minerality and bitterness. Long after the beer has been swallowed there is a pleasant strawberry aftertaste.

Overall:
This is our second beer with Strawberry Gum (scientific name Eucalyptus olida – hence the name) and our first local collaboration with Collective Arts from Toronto, Canada – hence the “eh?” in the name! This beer is a bloody good example of the NEIPA style and the addition of the Australian native botanical gives it a twist that makes it stand out and also fits in beautifully with the style. If this is the last NEIPA I am involved in the production of, I will be a happy and proud brewer!

For the beer nerds:
ABV – 6.5%
IBU – 35
SRM – 13 (Light Amber)