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Heartwood – Hoppity     

Heartwood – Hoppity     

Cider Profile:

Name: Heartwood Cider – Hoppity
Sampled July 2020

Brand:  Heartwood Farm and Cider
Type:
Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing:
Osprige, ON
ABV:
6.8%
Website Link:
heartwoodfarm.ca
Ingredients: 
N/A
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability: 
At Heartwood Retail Store + Select Farmers Markets
Flavour:
Hops
Colour:  
Sunshine golden yellow
Carbonation:
Small, frequently streaming bubbles.



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Candied sweet apple with some notes of lemon and floral (presumably from the hops).
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity. A clean apple base thats slightly tannic. Pine/wood notes. Some light citrus & hops flavours appear.
After Taste: Becomes a bit more tart and acidic. More hops, with some smoky and floral elements. Long-lingering aftertaste with a semi-dry finish.
On ice: Slightly smoother and thinner, but little difference overall.

Additional Notes: With an acidic apple base, the Hoppity from Heartwood is crisp and an inspired-by-the-land cider that has a medium balance of hopped notes. Pretty complex in elements, it is a long-lingering cider that is clean and natural tasting to consume. Hops have a substantive presence in the cider, particularly by adding citrus notes. Not a high bitterness cider and less bitter than many other hopped ciders.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Pelee Island – Hopping Apple
More Sour – Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Hopped
More Dry – Kings Mill – Hopped (Still)
More Crisp – Malus Ciderhouse – Hopped

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