Salmoniform (459) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Crystal clear straw hue with a fizzy shite head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring. Aroma is acetic, green apple, floral, sugar, ripe lime. Mouthfeel is fantastically refreshing with a medium light body and fizzy carbonation. Taste is dry with a nice tart sourness initially with a great CO2 sharpness and ethanol kick to balance out the finish. Overall this is a great cider but not as dry as other scrumps, yet not overly sweet either. Nicely balanced cider/mead hybrid.
Opso (2) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice honey, sweet apple aroma to it. Has a sweet apple taste, with sour on the finish. Overall, not a bad dry English cider, but was kind of pricey.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity and sweet on the nose. Berries, honey. Quite sweet, a good body, deliciously fruity and a smooth dry finish. I’m actually quite a fan of this. Barely noticeable alcohol. Not really traditional but darned tasty.