jason (1674) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown body. Aroma is sweet apples and sugar. Flavor is very sweet and sugary. Almost too sugary as it overpowers most of the apple taste.
unclemattie (3999) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. pours clear light yellow, like pear juice. Aroma contains butter and cranberries. Flavor is of a soft, creamy blue cheese witgh some apple juice in the finish. Not the best cider, still very good.
Holdwine (1065) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at Windsor brewery. Not much flavor, very weak. Just a glimpse of tart apple. Flavor profile was going in the right direction, just way short of the mark.
Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2008
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught @ Bingas Wingas 08’.
Light almost clear yellow with no head. Super sweet and dry. Light sour apples again super dry and tart. Boring cider really all around. Bare bones bad. Best paired with cheetos and stale chips.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the brewery. Pale yellow, big bubbles, rapidly dying head. Big buttery aroma and lots of diacetyl. This tastes like a bag of microwave popcorn flavoring. Yuck!
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is promising with sweet yet tart apples and plastic. The appearance is pale gol dbut almost clear with no head. The flavor is bitter, sour and tonic water like. The palate is like water. This was really un-enjoyable.
LinusStick (2739) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very weak and boring cider. Aroma was decent. Green apple with a hint of spoiledness. Pour was a flat near clear with no head and no bubbles.Taste was like rotten brown apple with some dust and no carbonation. Blah.
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not much to the aroma... slight apple scent. Very light golden color with little to no head. Flavor reminds me of watered down apple cider with an alcohol kick. Not very impressive.
VTHopHead (1493) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Great Lost Bear in Portland - Poured a light golden amber in color with no head or carbonation. Aroma was medium of apples and grape. Flavor is surprisingly mild/weak. Somewhat watery... almost diluted. Harpoon makes fairly good beer, but this cider is just not a good effort from them. Disappointing...
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours very light golden greenish with no head. Aroma is apple, pear, white grape. Tastes like good apple cider from a afarm diluted and mixed with stale cardboard and plastic. This one is one of the few ciders I’ve had that got worse as ti warmed, showing its true colors as a mass market abomination that cause me to drain pour the last few ounces. I harbor no ill will toward Harpoon, but they need to stay out of the cider market and continue making mediocre beers.