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RATINGS: 157   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!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3552) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small frothy white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is apple and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with a tart flavor and apple with a light bitter finish. A decent cider from Harpoon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
draft at Harpoon. Pours nearly clear with very little head. Nice apple notes on the nose. A bit of a green apple tinge on the tongue. It’s definitely dry and crisp. Finishes clean without a lot of linger. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcnealc31 (252) - Elida, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2012
Poured in a similar glass, you’d have trouble telling the difference between this and a white wine. The smell, however, is pure apple juice. Carbonation is evident from the first sip, a refreshingly bubbliness. Starts sweet, but is countered by a very tart finish. Definitely has some apple flavor, but I’m not really blown away by it. Kind of a middle of the road cider, but not bad. Grade: C

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
Draught at Barcade, Brooklyn. Clear watery - white head. Nice mineral apples. Fruity. Apples. light flowery notes. Medium carbonation. Nice freshness. Dry finish.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Once you pour the bland, yellow body, it doesn’t promise much. Surprisingly, the aroma is thick of fresh apples and oats. The taste falls short of expectations with very little apple and tart with a slight bitter finish. Perhaps great for a hot day where you need something light and refreshing.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
r464 (1923) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Sour apple aroma. Extremely tart after a mild start. Odd aftertaste. Little apple sweetness. Not smooth at all.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle shared by Spookgolds. 12oz from the beer store in Southampton, PA. Pour is very clear, watery yellow. Like white wine or watered down apple juice. Aroma is champagne, granny smith apples. Starts off ultra-sweet, finishes dry and tart. White wine/champagne/apple juice mixture. Sugary sweetness is overpowering, and I feel like all the moisture has been removed from my body. I’ll pass on this one in the future.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle from the beer store. Pours like a white wine. Aroma of sweetness/apples. Taste starts out a little bit sweet and finishes dry. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dfonorow (1434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pour is like white wine, faint yellow with some slight orange tint on the edges. No head and very carbonated. Aroma is tart apples, apple juice, and some light sugary sweetness. Flavor is a tad thin with sweet apples in the body and tart apple finish. Light bodied, refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Pours light golden color with a bright white head. Smells of candy apples, sugar, and sweet sugary syrup. The flavor is similar with the sweet apples coming through on the palate, sweet sugary syrups, and is a bit tart in the finish.


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