MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
8/3/12. 12ozer from New Beer. Poured into a lowball.
Pale gold, lacquered, & spritzy.
Smells like macerated floral/catty hops & fuel.
Taste is bittersweet. Lettuce-y. Hops overwhelm the underpowered, faintly tangy supermarket apples, but aren’t themselves that potent. Faint to low carbonation. Mouthwash finish.
Didn’t sit well with me. Had this once last year on tap, & besides probably using different apples, the hops didn’t suffocate it right out the gate either.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location/Date:Bottle on September 1st, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a gold clear.
Aroma: Aroma is light apple.
Taste: Mostly apple cider, faint alcohol, very faint hops.
Summary: I grabbed this at Norm’s thinking it was a beer when I was quickly grabbing singles, whoops! A normal cider, not too much in the "hops" department.
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little on the bitter side at first but is quite refreshing with a sweet aroma. Good summer or early autumn drink, great people switching from ale or trying cider for the first time.
degbert (965) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at TPSA. This was -- odd. Everything but the nose said ’OK cider’ -- average sweetness, a little prickliness, and so on. The nose was just this huge bouquet of Cascade hops. I still haven’t fully processed the experience, much less decided if I liked it or not. I would definitely recommend trying it, though; it’s hard to find something truly different.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: Bottle at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a pale yellow with no head. The nose is light with a dry apple note and a bit of florals. The flavor moves from apple skins, to earthy, to slightly grassy. Interesting mix here. Light on the palate and fairly refreshing. I’ve never tried a cider with hops, but this one seemed to work okay.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to mar..Pour is yellow with no head, Nose is basement, apple, earth, wood, earthy hops..Taste is apple,spice, hops..palate is bitter with apple and hops
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #9 gold pour with no head. Nose is grapefruit, apple, hops, citrus, and vanilla? Easy on the palate, flavor is green apples, lightly tart, faint hop present
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very clear yellow color with a small white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is very interesting. I get some tart apple notes, but I also get a lot of the cascade hop character, including some resin and pine notes. The flavor is very similar. The tart apple notes go very well with the pine and orange citrus notes from the hops. Very interesting, glad I got to try it.
Huhzubendah (2230) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Darrell! Crystal clear and golden yellow. Mld effervescence. Hops and cider aroma. Pleasant. Nice flavor. Exceptionally light on the palate. Really fresh hop aroma and flavor. Moderately low carbonation, this drinks like a white wine. Notes of apples and grape skins. A fine choice in this 100+ degree weather.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (batch #6 from 3/15/12). Pours with a very pale and very clear straw hued body with a fizzy white head that fades to a ring. Aromas are fruity, pine, grapefruit, lightly mineral, pear like, resin, dry apple. Certainly unique. Flavors are odd. Slightly musty, grapefruit, grassy, mineral like. Tasty but strange. Dry apple underneath, somewhat more bitter/tannic than usual. Mild malic acidity nearly balances. Low sulfur. Medium bubbles, dry and light bodied. Unique.