Review of Schilling Cider’s Road Trip (Peach Citra), a cider with peach and Citra hops. It is my first time trying this, although I’ve previously sampled their Gold, Grapefruit, Oak Aged, Chaider, Ginger, Hopped, Sriracha Lime, Barrel #1, Barrel #2, Mischief Maker Pom-Cran, Grumpy Bear Coffee Nitro, Pineapple Passion, LumberJack (Rhubarb), Blackberry Pear, Dry, King’s Shilling, Vanilla Clove, Raspberry Smoothie, Peach Grapefruit Habanero, Bailout, Trouble in Paradise, Blueberry Cobbler, French Bittersweet, Pippin, and Afterglow ciders.
Cider: Road Trip (Peach Citra)
Cidery: Schilling Cider
Cidery Location: Auburn WA
How Supplied: 22oz bottles and draft
Style: American craft cider from dessert apples, with peach and CItra hops
Availability: Schilling Cider is sold at least in AK, AZ, CA, CT, ID, MN, NC, NV, OR, SC, VA, and WA, but this is a summer seasonal release (July-September) and is therefore likely to have more limited distribution.
Cider Description: Sweet and juicy peach and farm fresh citra hops.
Cidery Description: We capture the essence of the Pacific Northwest by creating hard ciders that are deliberately innovative, bold, and flavor forward.
Where Bought: Special Brews in Lynnwood WA
Where Drank: home
How Found: Browsing.
First Impression: Light peach amber hue. Low carbonation. Smells mildly hopped and fruity.
Tasting Notes: Semi-sweet to semi-dry. Medium bodied. Low to moderate tartness. Moderate acidity. Hints of bitterness. No tannins, sourness, or funk. Notes of peach, tropical fruit, hops, and citrus. Moderate length finish. Low apple flavor. Low hops influence. Moderate flavor intensity. Low to moderate complexity. High sessionability.
My Opinion: I liked it. Refreshing, with peach and citrus. Nice level of sweetness and balanced flavor.
Closing Notes: Schilling has really stepped up their game since they started out. My favorite cider from them however remains King’s Shilling, a brandy barrel aged cider which is also an excellent value (as low as $4.50 / 22oz).
Have you tried Schilling Road Trip? What did you think?