brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Jake. Clear golden pour with a fizzy, soda head. Smells intensely of Granny Smith apples. A lot of grass and lemon rind as well. Acetaldehyde is quite strong. Kind of ruins it for me. Flavor is better and has more of a juicy, fresh, apple flavor. Pretty tart and citric. A bunch of grass, lemon zest, and some hints of pear. Just okay.
kbudd19 (780) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at breakfast before RBAG part 2. Cloudy yellow pour, light white head. Aroma is light funk, tartness, apples, and some bitter hops. Taste is sour up front, followed by green apple sourness, dry crisp finish. Interesting, I canít say I get the the hops in the flavor though.
mcberko (7790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Finnriver, pours a cloudy yellow with no head. Aroma brings out dry hops and medium dry apples. Flavour brings out lots of citrus, dry apples and dry hops. Not actually that different from the fresh hopped version. Decent but a little lacking.
OldMrCrow (2032) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Bottle, another one that my wife brought back from her visit to the cidery.
Light pour, small and short-lived white head. Tart, funky aroma with an understated hop presence. The flavor is dry and surprisingly tart, especially compared with last nightís Finnriver Honey Meadow. Green apple and something more aggressive and sharply bitter - not hops - drive the flavor. Light-to-moderate carbonation. The very late flavor, 30 seconds in, is the memory of apples and the best part of this cider.
Revisit: Pretty much as above.
brenn79 (1627) - Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle- Pours slightly hazy straw golden with minimal head and carbonation bubbles. Aroma is floral, apples, hay, grass. The taste is intensely ripe red and green apples, floral, tart, hay. Was hoping for more, was hoping for a bone dry finish, pretty good though.
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pale gold, with nice white head / Floral nose of candied green apple / LIght body, delicate, almost dry, excellent balance and finish / Elegant flavors of green apple, pear, Jolly Rancher, straw / Very nice.
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at winery
Light blond color. Very nice hop aroma. The base cider is weak and dry, not very good, acid.
Starts well, ends not so well.
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle RBAG 2014 prelim., another morning kickstarter! Pale yellow with fine lively carbo. Very tart, edging on sour apples with a dry crisp finish. Low sweetness with a vague green character. Very refreshing.
nealblind (957) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange pour. Aroma of honeysuckle, cortland apple. Intensely sour and bitter flavor at the same time. Way better on tap than in bottle.
Ferris (6237) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Nice leafy hops with apple. Clear gold with a thin white head. Tart apple, crazy dry with a puckering finish. Pretty cool.