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Revel Cider – Hop X

Revel Cider – Hop X

Cider Profile:

Name:  Revel Hop X
Sampled August 2017

Brand: Revel Cider Co.
Location of Brewing: Guelph, Ontario
ABV: 6.9%
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Ingredients: Cider, hops, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500 mL (bottle)
On draught; in bottles at select bars
Apple and hops
Rustic yellow
Large, semi-streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, sweet smell. Mix of citra hops and citrus aromas.
Initial Taste: Mild bite. Very smooth. Strong citra-hop like presence. Mature apple flavour.
After Taste: Becomes slightly tangy and malty. Hop flavours and presence lingers. Tropical flavours of pineapple, mango and papaya come out. Semi-dry finish.
On Ice: While the cider looks more carbonated on ice, ice actually decreases the sensation of carbonation and the hops. It reduces the flavour and becomes more flat.

Additional Notes: Hop X is a signature cider from Revel. With a bold presence of a unique  type of hops, it creates a juicy tropical fruit flavour but is still extra smooth. We found that ice takes away from the best elements of Hop X so we do not recommend drinking it this way.

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

Next recommendations:
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More Sour – Forbidden Hopped
More Dry – Spirit Tree Draught
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