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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   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 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale yellow color. Aroma of apple juice. Flavor of apple juice. Not much else. It was tasty and no vinegar edge, so that is a plus. Its hard apple juice basically. It is what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mattsloan11 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2012 does not count
This cider kills it, very clean, not too sweet. Beats out mainstream ciders any day. So glad I found this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2012
bottle - Good apple aroma and a little flowery. It tastes sweet and light. This is a decent cider though nothing stands out about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Very light yellow. Watered down apple cider vinegar? No head. Nose is very sweet. Sour and hearty apples. Taste is the same. To sweet I’d say. Nice mouthfeel though. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle at Winking Lizard Crosswoods. Clear light yellow pour with no head. Aroma of apple juice with a bit of tartness. Apple juice flavor with a bit of white wine character and tartness before a thin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle. Sweet apple juice aroma. Clear pale yellow with no head. Slightly under ripe tart apple flavor. Light carbonated body, slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Purchased @ Bert’s in Hooksett, NH. Pours clear strawed yellow with no discernible head. Smells and tastes of sprayed apples, lavender and corn syrup ending with a white tea flavor. Odd, but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (3984) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Draft at Harpoon Tasting Room. Palest yellow I’ve ever seen, wattery small beer. Refreshing but not much flavor. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
taco8888 (17) - cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Tastes like a bad kind of champaigne. Definately not as good as woodchuck. Still passable....

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Clear in color. Highly carbonated and more sweet than sour. Virtually odorless. A fairly weak cider that does have a good taste all the way through.

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