Just like you, but different
What’s going on ? Soda Review ? Yes but.. soda made with hops, which is like beer.
So I’m drinking this, a Hӧpt – Variety #3 – Watermelon and Mint
There are 4 varieties, I chose #2 and #3, and I just went and brought #1 and #4. So the numbering in the order of review makes no sense. Except to my taste buds.
330ml bottle of a Soda, made in New Zealand, 281Kj or about 67 calories in this bottle. 16.2g of sugars. Bottle = 1 Serving. That amount of sugars is about 18% of the recommended daily intake .
Hӧpt is made by Lion Dairy & Drinks (NZ) Ltd, and Lion make beers and dairy and all sorts.
Hӧpt sodas are unique fusions of hop extracts with flavours like lychee, pear, watermelon, elderberry, basil, mint, lemongrass and limeflower, and much less sugar*. Select hops such as the fragrant Columbus, Tomohawk and Zeus varieties are harvested to create Hӧpt. Their unique characteristics make our sodas crisp and refreshing.
Cool mint and real hop extracts unite with watermelon juice in a refreshing, summery soda
Twist top, strong watermelon aroma, and almost bubblegum.
Clear pour, but there is a tinge of something, possibly pink.
You can taste the mint in this one, and you can taste the watermelon-ness on the lips at least if not on the palate. Does not seem as sweet as the #2 .
Very refreshing to drink, different and engaging.
This has 1% of Watermelon and a whopping 0.03% of hop extracts. So roughly 0.1% of this drink is relevant to hops. This has more Mint extract in it than hops.
Of course that might be enough of the hop stuff to make itself known.
They do say “Select hops such as the fragrant Columbus, Tomohawk and Zeus varieties are harvested to create Hӧpt.”
The pdubyah-o-meter on Sodas then. This is nice at 7 which is good really.
Getting the watermelon, getting the hints of mint. Getting quite a nice quenched feeling from drinking this one.
The double dip review
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I enjoyed the #4 flavour out of them all.