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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
In 1986 Harpoon co-founders Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary began brewing Harpoon in Boston to share with others the joy of makingóand drinkingógreat beer. In 2000, we added a second brewery in Windsor, Vermont to keep up with the demand. As a regional craft brewer, we gained interest and respect for cider, a drink with strong roots and history in New England. Harpoonís cider is our contribution to the long heritage of cider made with fresh juice from locally grown apples.

Harpoon Cider is made from a blend of locally grown apples including the New England favorite, McIntosh. By fermenting this blend of varieties with our own yeast we are able to produce an aroma that has a clean, fruity character. This crisp, refreshing cider has just the right balance of ripe apple sweetness and tartness from the fruitís natural acidity. The color of this smooth tasting cider is very light as a result of using only freshly pressed apples. Without the addition of preservatives, artificial colors, or sweeteners we have created a cider that is fresh, pure, and delicious. Enjoy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubbleflubber (2159) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Pours pale straw into the glass, with a fizzed out cola head. The nose is of pears. The sour flavors contain some processed version of Granny Smith apples, unripened pears, and maybe just a hint of sour lemon at the finish. As sours go, itís not acidic... the body is thin, the mouthfeel is watery, and the texture... well, there really isnít any complexity here. A good "starter" cider, I guess, but nothing to write home about or have again. Unimpressive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2010
(12oz bottle, from Cavie) Pours a clear pale yellow body. Aroma of pear, apple, and light sulfur. Flavor of light apple with a watery mouthfeel. Weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, light yellowish green color with a fizzy head that soon becomes nothing. Light hints of apple and biscuits in teh nose. Palate is thin and fizzy. Flavor of apples and biscuits with a light sweetness. Refreshing and light, not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
( 12oz bottle ... courtesy of cavie) Pours clear as water with some carbonation but no head. Nose of apple, funk. Taste of lake, watered down apple concentrate. Lingers with rotten apples. This is nasty.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
obguthr (5648) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Draft: Apple aroma with buttery rubbery tinges. Clear yellow, little carbonation. Watery with weak apple flavor, dry rubbery finish. Good apple variety choice, awful execution. Weak AND flawed. Immediately re-rated because I was a bit harsh. I guess my disappointment was magnified by the rating. It isnít a drainpour (0.8), but it isnít very good either. Compassionately uprated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Youíre a ruthless little cunt, Liam, Iíll give you that. But Iíve got no time for grassers. Feed íem to the pigs, Errol. SHit cider, gold, made from old apples. had at the Houston Flying Saucer, but why?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nigeyy (2) - USA - DEC 6, 2009 does not count
I find the ratings of this cider curious -as a long long time cider drinker (didnít even used to drink beer until I moved from the UK to the USA) I find this cider to be by far and away the best American dry cider Iíve tasted. No fizzy sickly sweet stuff but a true dry taste of apples. On a hot day, this one hits the spot. Is it because the other reviewers arenít regular cider drinkers?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pyromt30 (27) - Lebanon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
I recently started drinking ciders. As far as ciders go this is one of the best I have had. Very crisp and clean as well as refreshing!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle: Flat, no head. Nose is light with apple but more on the sulpher and burnt wood side. The flavor is sweet and tepid with a cloying aftertaste and a dull thin body. Not very up front with the fresh apples or showing off a more dry yeasty musky side either. Kinda boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle thanks to Cavie. The look is clear, very light yellow color, and not too much head. The smell is apples, fruits, slight butter. The taste is sweet, apples, and fruits.

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