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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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In 1986 Harpoon co-founders Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary began brewing Harpoon in Boston to share with others the joy of making—and drinking—great 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. Harpoon’s 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 fruit’s 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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
At Harpoon on tap tastes like a weak apple cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
bottle. Pale golden with small head. Very average cider without much character. Blend of sweet and tart, but lacking something.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
60minuteman (717) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 A sweet cider. Like apple juice. Tart, apples, yeast, oak, sugar. Really sweet but not as robust as other ciders.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScipioA (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours out a lifeless pale yellow, no visible carbonation. Smells a little like rotten apple juice, which I guess it is, but still. Some boozy notes that surprise at 4.8% abv. At least it tastes good, sweet apple juice that finishes quite sour. It has a good mouthfeel too. A cider to drink with your nose and eyes shut, if you can ignore the smell and appearance this is refreshing, easy to find brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4894) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear pale straw body with minimal to no head. The nose is lightly sweet with some light honey and a little skin. The flavor is fairly sweet up front, but gains a slight tartness towards the finish that brightens it up a bit. Still pretty run of the mill with most common ciders, but decent enough I guess. Light bodied with a bit of slight clinginess and fizzy carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sudomorph (564) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
12fl oz bottle.As expected pours a crystal clear pale golden colour with nearly no head.Aroma is of a sweet apple juice. Taste is sweet but not sickenly. Big apple taste but not much else.Low-medium body with a low carbonation. A bit slick in the mouth but still crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink. Overall this is just what I exoected. Crisp, sugary, apple taste that is drinkable. Not the greatest but tasty enough.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4259) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
pours clear extra pale yellow with a disappearing white head. fresh red apples, sweet ones, pears and apple sauce - subdued apple and fruit flavors though, light yogurty, chalky and mineral notes, hint of wood. low carbonation, light body - watery, relatively dry, slightly astringent and herbal-grassy finish. refreshing would be enhanced by a slight tartness that unfortunately doesn’t show. plain and straight inoffensive cider.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Funknmilla (677) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
12oz bottle...dark ginger ale colored...smells and tastes like watered down apple juice...more sweet than crisp....a little sour on the finish...also flat, carbonation wise....I don’t hate it, but there are better ciders out there

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
This stuff is pretty similar to what homebrew cider tastes like if anyone is curious only this is more sweet. I am thinking they must have arrested the fermentation somehow--which is a completely reasonable thing to do, by the way. In any case, this tastes like a more sour, less-sweet apple juice w/ a bit of a floral note and a mineraliness in the finish. I prefer my ciders w/ a bit more sparkle than this as far as carbonation goes but the lower carb in this one makes it easier to chug, which I suppose will appeal to a certain demographic. It’s a pretty good cider, better than average for sure.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boxofrane (2085) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
From the bottle. Smells like light apple juice, tastes like watered down apple juice. Not much of a cider characteristic.


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