Reid (2235) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle from "Trader Joes" in Salem OR
Light gold beer with carbonation strings and an initial small bubbly white head..lasts 10 seconds.
Aroma of semi-sweet cooing apple and some floral hop. OK
Taste same as the aroma maybe the apples are now more granny smith and the hops mingle well.
Mouth feel not the greatest due t the sweetness it becomes cloying at the end. If this had been a drier cider it would have helped.
Ok cider the hops kinda work.
Onslow (1358) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Iím not a cider drinker but I saw this green label on the clearance table by the checkout, word HOPS prominently displayed, so grabbed a couple. Clear and almost colorless with decent white head. Aroma of apples. Taste like a nicely refined cider - dry, crisp, natural apple flavors. I donít taste any hops at all here but wtf, its fine without them. Very tasty.
GreatDane1632 (1158) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated based on notes taken 24 June 2012 -- Interesting cider made with hops. Hops not very noticeable.
rumproasts (4718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pale straw with minimal head. Slight aroma of hops, but I canít really taste them all all. Just a pretty average cider with reasonable balance of sweet and tart flavors. Not much complexity. Could definitely use a bigger hop addition.
andrewje41 (2488) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a clear transparent color with a nearly absent apple aroma. Figured the hops would contribute to the aroma a little more, but they play a small role in the flavor. Wish the hops added a little more. Very basic apple cider for me, though the flavor is good. Refreshing, and quite easy to drink. Just wanted a little more character.
milewide (1982) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color with no head. Hops did add some bitterness to basically sweet apple cider.
60minuteman (1252) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good cider, bold and flavorful. Sour apples, grass, little bit of hop, plastic. If is sweet like a starburst but balanced well by he ingredients. Sour. Not bad,
Patrickctenchi (5717) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, bubbly gold with a quick white ring.
Apple.....and a very light caramel note to the scent.
Taste is straight-up apple.....with a hint of grassy hops.....adds a subtle "beery" aspect at the finish.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Sampled at Cider Summit Chicago 2015. Yellow pour is clear in complexion. Fizzy, white foam head. Nose is of floral hops, apples and a mild funk. Flavors of dry cider, herbal hops, yeasty phenols and some grass. All in all, it came together decently.
OldMrCrow (2318) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle dated 7/21/14 so maybe not the freshest. Light yellow pour with some white foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Starchy apple nose with very little sign of the hops. Flavor is much the same, just a little bit of sweetness, no glaring flaws. Perfectly good cider.
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Crisp apple, maybe the barest hint of hops (though I may just be imagining that). OK, but nothing really standing out from another above-average cider.