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Soda Review – #2 – Hӧpt – Watermelon and Mint

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.

Soda Selfie

Soda Selfie

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 .

Hӧpt Watermelon and MintVery 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 atwhich 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

  1. Am I enjoying it? Yes
  2. Would I have another? I probably could
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I think this might be an individual experience, if you like it you’ll like it, I wouldn’t want to press this on you just in case.
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2 comments on “Soda Review – #2 – Hӧpt – Watermelon and Mint

  1. Dave Austin
    May 12, 2014

    Beer has about 0.05% Hops in it for a standard lager. This percentage is quite high. Hops are like a spice you’d add to food, not the lead flavour. I really liked Hopt.

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