fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Very pale blond color with almost no head. Some aroma of apple and plastic, light, and acidic; light hazelnuts. Dry and weak mouthfeel; light cider flavor, a bit of cider vinegar, with light acidity; the final is lightly bitter, vegetable.
It feels like drinking Swedish face ciders.
Travlr (14773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Meridian Pint. Clear yellow color, rare bubbles. Aroma of lightly dusty apple skins. Aroma of bittersweet apples, white pepper. OK. I don’t get a lot of the hops character, unless it’s the pepperiness.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught, St Augs. Pale green-yellow. Lots of alcohol taste, little bit of apple. No hops noted. Bit sulphury, big alcohol late and it’s thin. I’m looking for a positive here but not finding one.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a thin layer of white fizzy foam. Really nice fruity aroma, presumably from the hops? Citrus and floral notes, sweet apple, and a bit of yeast. The flavor is sweet up front with a dry finish. Floral and citrus notes, nice apple flavor, and a light tartness.
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Breakside, PDX, 25/05/13.
Clear blonde with no head, carbonation evident.
Nose is apples, sugars, hint of booze.
Taste comprises bitter apples, earthy/grassy qualities, sugar.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp dry finish.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
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crossovert (8681) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. No idea why every cider producer has to put cascade hops and only cascade in their cidr. Does have a hoppy nose, it is a sweeter and not that amazing cider htough.
mcberko (8529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Alibi Room for Camrapalooza 2014, pours a clear nearly white colour with a small white head. Aroma brings out dryhops and very dry apples. Flavour is very dry and hoppy, with dry apples, dry hops and little residual sugar. Very drinkable but low complexity. Decent.
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours clear gold, champagne colored with minimal head and a requisite champagney level of carbonation, although not quite as much bubbling. Nose was apples, tart, mild hops. Tasted crisp, dry, like a cider/white wine/champagne triple hybrid, and a dry finish. Interesting.