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Collective Arts – Hurricane Cider

Cider Profile:

Name: Collective Arts – Hurricane Cider
Sampled January 2021

Brand: Collective Arts Brewing
Type: Flavoured – Pomegranate and passion fruit
Location of Brewing: Hamilton, ON
ABV: 5.7%
Website Link:
Ingredients: Apples, passion fruit concentrate,
pomegranate flavour, yeast, lime oil.
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Collective Arts online and retail stores
Flavour: Passion fruit and pomegranate
Colour: Transparent peachy-red
Carbonation: Large, infrequent bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet passion fruit with smooth apples. Slight pomegranate tartness.
Initial Taste: Medium bite. Slightly tart and gritty pomegranate and passion fruit with a semi-sweet apple base. Juicy mouthfeel with natural fruit earthiness.
After Taste: Apple dissipates, sweetness leaves and it becomes tart and almost puckering with sour elements. Ends on dank tropical notes.
On ice: Slightly reduced carbonation, little change.

Additional Notes:  The Hurricane Cider by Collective Arts is a unique offering, which focuses mostly on the adjunct passion fruit and pomegranate flavours, as opposed to apple.  It’s tart and sour but still has a semi-sweet apple base.  A lot of flavour, its rather punchy and full-bodied. Very juicy and tropical in nature. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 4
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Cider – Blood Orange
More Sour – Revel – Prosthetic Conscience
More Dry – 401 Cider – Raspberry
More Crisp – Coffin Ridge – Tropical Hopped

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Tempt – Dirty Passion

Cider Profile:

Name: Tempt – Dirty Passion
Sampled December 2017

Brand:  Tempt Cider (Brewery Group Denmark A/S)
Location of Brewing:
Website Link:
water, apple wine, sugar, carbon dioxide, acidity regulator (E330), lemon juice from concentrate, stabilizers (E414 E445), natural Passion Fruit flavour, Colour (E160e)
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 330ml Can
2017 Europe
Passion Fruit
Opaque orange (Looks like orange pop)
Carbonation: sparse, medium bubbles. 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong, sweet orange pop-like and passion fruit notes.
Initial Taste: light bite from carbonation, sweet syrupy passion-fruit and candied orange taste.
After Taste: Reduces quickly, becomes more sweet and pop-like.  Little apple flavour. Some syrup elements to finish, though light overall.
On ice: Carbonation is reduced, little else changes.

Additional Notes:  Part of a long line of Danish Ciders, the Tempt Dirty Passion is their sweet and sugary commercial take on a passion fruit cider.  It’s very pop-like in nature, close to an orange crush or c-plus, though maybe even sweeter with a little less carbonation.  Made with Apple wine, it’s light, candied and far from traditional.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4.5
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 2
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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