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Loch Mór – Lagan’s IPC

Loch Mór – Lagan’s IPC

Cider Profile:

Name: Loch Mór – Lagan’s IPC
Sampled May 2021

Brand: Loch Mór Cider Co
Type: Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing: Hillier, ON
ABV: 7.7%
Website Link: lochmorcider.ca
Ingredients: Apples, hops, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355ml (can)
Availability: Select LCBOs (Spring 2021) and licensees
Flavour: Hopped
Colour: Dark yellow
Carbonation: Mixed frequently streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet apple with pine-like hops + resin.  
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation and some acidity. It takes a moment for the flavour to kick in, when it does it’s a thick, semi-sweet apple that has a distinct and stronger hops element to it – that’s slightly earthy and fresh.  Medium resin and bitterness notes without the standard mouthfeel from these (as like in an IPA).
After Taste: Apple reduces and thinning out, leaving a stronger hops blend that lingers a long time and remains a bit in the chest.
On ice: Carbonation is reduced. Dramatically watered down and less body.

Additional Notes:  Loch Mór’s Lagan’s IPC is a pretty strong and powerful yet approachable cider (As is the dog it is named after).  Slightly piney and with spruce notes from the hops, but not hoppy or bitter like an IPA.  Apple is bright but smooth and it compliments the hops well to enhance the overall apple flavour base. Lots of body and character. A great cider interpretation that honours the beer style it is inspired from but with its own unique elements.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Pelee Island – Hopping Apple
More Sour – Spirit Tree – Dry Hopped
More Dry – Kings Mill – Hopped (Still)
More Crisp – Ardiel – Big John Hop Cider

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