Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Hopped

Cider Profile:

Name: Coffin Ridge Forbidden Hopped Dry Cider
Sampled July 2017

Brand:  Coffin Ridge Winery 
Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing:
Annan, ON
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Fermented apple juice, sugar, hops, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 33 g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml Can
Straw Yellow
Large, semi-streaming bubbles.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Sweet, semi-strong smell of citra hops with a sour apple base. Hints of lemon and citrus.
Initial Taste: Smooth with no bite, sweet apple with a citrus flavour. Slightly acidic. Musty and tangy notes.
After Taste: Hops come though in the aftertaste – however not as hoppy as it smells.  Remains on the pallet for extended period of time. Kiwi flavours. Apple and citrus finish.
On ice: Most elements are reduced on-ice. More sweet and less sour. More crisp, less dry on ice.

Additional Notes:  Similar to the original Forbidden, this hopped version offers a more beer-like flavour but remaining true as a cider.  Semi-strong hops give the overall taste a touch of a juicy citrus feel, but still with a strong apple base.  Hints of sour apples remain in the mouth long after it is consumed.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – 
More Sour –
More Dry – Revel Hop X
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