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Hopscotch is a release from Mad River that is produced in collaboration with breweries on the East Coast. Batch 3 of hopscotch is a collaboration with 14th Star Brewing Co. in St. Albans, VT. This is a bottle that I tried blind, and then was given the reveal afterwards.
Honey, hay, fresh baked bread, peach. Fragrant honey, lavendar, cardamom.
Super sweet - lots of apples, pears, peaches and blueberry. Sweet, mega fruity, and that's almost it. Some ethanol, faint heat, light pepper. Mouthfeel is thin to medium.
Short, a bit hot, but quickly wisps away. Sweet, lots of peach, apple, pear, a honey dew note that is super unique.
This tastes young, mega fruity, sweet and fragrant. I think this may be another brandy or calvados, but it's really pleasant. I like it a lot and can only imagine the cocktail opportunities as well. Head on the chopping block I'm going to guess this is a younger calvados, around the 7 year mark, 42% ABV. I'm prepared to be very wrong.