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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Traditionally Fermented Cider finished with Oregon grown hops. Cider true to character; dominant notes of fermented apple accented with floral and mineral notes of dry hopping. Contains Washington grown Honey Crisp, Gala, Granny Smith, and Golden Delicious Apples. Cascade hops.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours an average cheddar yellow with a nose of Wrigley’s spearmint gum. Flavor is apple juice and Wrigley’s spearmint gum. Nice mouthfeel until the chalk essence sets in. Nice cider; unlike anything I’ve tasted before.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle at Stone, after a person with questionable taste returned the bottle, saying it was no good. "Yer dumb", I say. Light gold/amber with tiny to no head. Get the sweetness of a cider, with a chewy woodiness. Great movement around the mouth. Much more complex than other ciders I’ve had. Yummy.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Even mix of apple, mint, and lemongrass. Crystal clear yellow. Tart apple flavor, funky phenols. Subtle fresh mint notes are detected. The phenols come awfully close to what I would identify as a flaw. Were this labeled a farmhouse cider, I would accept it as that. Since it is not, I suspect there may be an unintended infection in this sample. Either way, it is pleasant and enjoyable. I wonder if this cidery ever employs wild yeast?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear. Aroma of apples with a nice hop bouquet. Flavor of fresh apple with a very well balanced with the hop flavor. Light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, solid stuff!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. I believe this is the first time I’ve ever had a hopped cider. Pours a clear amber color with no head. Aroma of tart apples, apple skins, floral and peppery hops. The taste is tart apples and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Interesting, but I can’t say I’m a fan of this concept.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Draft at NCBC. Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a little white head. Big sweet red apple nose, no real hop presence there. Creamy medium body with lots of red apple fruit and skin. Nice apple-y cider. Long sweet finish.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Tap at Smoke & Barrel. Pours clear champagne. Little to no carbonation. Nose is apple juice and chemicals. Taste follows suit with mild tartness. Compared to the world of ciders this is pretty much garbage. Baby's apple juice comes to mind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2012
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.
    Palate:Light body.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2012
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.


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