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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bright cider, made with heirloom and organic dessert apples, blended with the bold citrus tang of organic Cascade hops. Some say itís like sipping a meadow; some say itís like chewing on grass. A hopped adventure.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (660) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2014
Light orange pour. Aroma of honeysuckle, cortland apple. Intensely sour and bitter flavor at the same time. Way better on tap than in bottle.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelinwa (581) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a white wine like color, but slightly cloudy. Aroma is very light, of tart apples, maybe even a little lemon, and trace of funky. Flavor is quite dry and somewhat tart, without much complexity or interesting flavor notes. Finishes with a lingering tartness. I donít detect hops in this at all, which is disappointing as it might have saved this from mediocrity. Not really one Iíd go for again as itís neither particularly unique or interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Draft at Belmont Station. Hazed pale greenish yellow, still. Malic green Granny Smith apple and mineral / vitamin aroma. High acid, prickly and bitter finish with lingering syrupy sweetness late. Medium body, bitter, acidic, and tart with moderately heavy malic acid. Lingering off-putting grassy bitterness. Taste and texture of hops more than smell which is strange considering its dry-hopped and (I assume) doesnít have any long boil hops.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear pale yellow hue with a quick to fade fizzy white head. Aromas are of chlorophenols and brett. Burnt rubber, aspartame, some what citrusy and dank hop notes. Lots of chemical off aromas. Minerally, light sulfur. Flavors are dry and chalky with medium acidity. Less off than the aroma, but still not enjoyable for an $8.99 500ml. Some bitterness, pine, sulfur, citrus. Odd cider. Full carbonation, medium-low body, dry, somewhat artificial acidity, low tannin, but balanced by a hoppy bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LePistoir (10) - Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Delicious pale color reminiscent of Belgian white ale. Complex nose combines cider and hoppiness of an IPA. A good amount of carbonation. Lemony, chamomile, ocean air among the expected dry apple flavor and hops announced on the label. This is NOT a jolly rancher candy cider. Its tastes are not for everyone. In sum: three most unique cider Iíve ever had. A new class. Great for those who enjoy light and dry and complex.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
This version is a lot worse than the barrel version. A super pale straw colored pour. Sour, funky, rubbery, artificial flavors. Wonder if this bottle was bad? Other reviews seem to show some bad flavors too. Hmmmm.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2005) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Sitting on chair in a shadeless driveway on hot Arizona day after drinking several big stouts it was welcome sight for a cider to make an appearance. Pours light sparkling yellow. nose of apples and hops. tastes of crisp tart apples but not overwhelmingly so, you get some grass, lemon, and hops as well. crisp but a little paper tasting on finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Pours a clear straw color-almost chardonnay in color. Aroma is apple, citrus and a little funky. Taste is semi-sweet and a little bitter. Thin bodied. Great for Arizona.


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