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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The Original Blend is made from freshly pressed Maine apples (thank you Ricker Hill Orchards, www.rickerhill.com) because we believe in making the best product we possibly can. We also like to support local agriculture. We use Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, McIntosh, Cortland, and Gala apples in our cider.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2042) - USA - SEP 27, 2014
A little funky, humid aroma. There is lots of fresh apple juice in the flavor, plus a dash of sourness. It tastes a little like apple cobbler. Not as tart as a lot of ciders, and it has a craft/handmade feel that sets it apart from some of the macro ciders I have tried lately. There are nice little flavor echoes on the palate. A superior cider for sure.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Sample at Watch City. Pours clear yellow. Dry sweet. Saccharin. Lots of gooey, syrupy apple juice. Medium bodied, oily. Sticky, heavily sugary finish. Not a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5461) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at pony bar HK with Linh. Pours a ridiculous body - pure tropicana pineapple juice, no head. Aroma is soft fruit, apples and fruit juice. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and juicy with notes of apples, sugars, fruit juice and pineapple.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slubgob (186) - West Hartford, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Can into wine glass.very minimal carbonation. Hazy yellow. Very sweet nose with a hint tart.b in the mouth very much like apple juice. Finishes with a touch of tart and tannin, but on the whole too sweet for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Can. Pours a orange color. Looks like a screwdriver but sweet like orange. Nothing special . A little too fruity for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4461) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours hazy pear into a shaker. Still appearance. Apple aromas. Medium bodied with sweet gala and sour apple front to back. Lasting tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1468) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
I thought it was good, i had it on draft my wife had it canned, I feel its a sweeter cider with the given apples that holds true, my wife had a weird finish that didnt jive well with her, standard no head pour with slight bubbles rising not too thick of a body and easy to gulp.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2709) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
pint at salty pig. ok aroma..sweet..apples. duh. cloudy yellow.gold.color. sweet flavor. light body thin smooth mouthfeel sweet finish. nice..not super dry not super sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4987) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
12oz can pours a hazy orange with zero head. Nose is sweet, apples, candy, heavy spiced cider. Flavor is nice, sweet candy, mild clove, almost like apple sauce. Clean finish. Solid cider.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (944) - Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2013
12oz. can purchased from Top Shelf Brews yesterday evening for $2.29. Pours a murky carrot orange. Aromas of cat piss, pears, tart apples, wine yeast nutrient, and vitamins. Tastes the same only with the addition of pineapple juice and papaya by swallow. Not bad.


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