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Howell Road – Hops Cider

Howell Road – Hops Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:   Howell Road – Hops Cider
Sampled January 2020

Brand: Howell Road Cider Co.
Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing: St. George, ON
Website Link:
Ontario apples, Ontario hops, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473mL (Can)
At retail store + various Farmers Market
Apples + hops
Pale hazy yellow
Small, semi-streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong, sweet aroma. Bubble gum and light floral notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Quickly sweet with a medley of various apple tastes – mostly of the dessert variety. Smooth, floral hops.
After Taste: Apple flavour continues the same but dissipates. Bubble gum and banana notes. Semi-dry finish, white wine/champagne finish.
On ice: Reduction in the hop flavour. More apple forward and slightly smoother. Slightly more floral.

Additional Notes:  Howell Road’s hopped cider is a very pleasant offering, presenting a nice, balanced hops flavour among the very apple forward cider base. A floral, sweet hops makes it a smoother offering than other hopped ciders on the market. Easy to consume, ends slightly champagne-like.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Malus Ciderhouse – Hopped
More Sour – West Ave – Legend of the Fall
More Dry – Kings Mill – Hopped (Still)
More Crisp – Heartwood Cider – Hoppity

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