Pelee Island – Hopping Apple

Cider Profile:

Name:   Pelee Island – Hopping Apple
Sampled June 2020
Updated: May 2021

Brand – Pelee Island Winery
Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing: Kingsville, ON
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Apple juice, hops, yeast
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 375mL (bottle)
Pelee Island Retail and Online Stores
Apples + Hops
Pale yellow
Medium, semi-streaming

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light aroma. Apple flesh with hops. Hints of bubble-gum and lychee.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Mild acidity. Filtered, clean apple flavour. Tangy elements are slightly behind the  sweetness.
After Taste: Apple flavour remains the same with sweet hops flavour appearing that provide bubble gum and lychee notes. Crisp, acidic finish.
On ice: Less carbonation. Less tangy and flavour ‘pop’.

Additional Notes: The Hopping Apple Cider from Pelee Island is a very light and breezy offering, providing for a very pleasant hopped experience that is not bitter or harsh at all. With bubble gum and lychee notes prevalent from the hopping, it has a light tart and acidic apple body that has some white wine influences in it. Wonderful for picnic drinking.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Malus Ciderhouse – Hopped Cider
More Sour – Spirit Tree – Dry Hopped
More Dry – Duxbury – Tilted Barn Hopped Cider
More Crisp – Howell Road – Hops Cider

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