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Duxbury – Hopped On Honey

Duxbury – Hopped On Honey

Cider Profile:

Name: Duxbury – Hopped On Honey
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Duxbury Cider Co.
Type: Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing: Meaford, ON
ABV: 6.5%
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Ingredients: Ontario apples, Ontario hops, honey, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Duxbury Online Store, select bars
Flavour: Hopped + honey
Colour:  Translucent, pale sunshine yellow
Carbonation: Medium, infrequently steaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Semi-sweet apples. Smooth citra-hops and honey.
Initial Taste: Light bite. Sweet and creamy bright apples that are slightly soft.  Smooth, somewhat citrus-like hops with a balanced medium honey flavour. Hints of astringency and earthiness.
After Taste: Apple dissipates, leaving more hops and honey elements. Becomes drier with some acidity notes. Long lingering honey once the apple is fully gone.
On ice: Reduced overall flavour. Removes most honey elements.

Additional Notes:  Hopped on Honey by Duxbury Cider Co. is a re-imagination of their Tilted Barn hopped cider for 2021.  The addition of Makwa honey makes this very smooth and is easy to drink.  The hops are not overpowering, but provide a bit of edge to match the bright, sweet and creamy apples.  This one tastes much lighter than 6.5%, and is exceptionally balanced with its three main flavours – hops, honey and apples.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Heeman’s – Ambrosia Cider
More Sour – West Avenue – Honey Monster
More Dry – Banjo – Doppelganger
More Crisp – Thornbury – Honey Crisp Apple Cider

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