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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!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Poured form bottle to snifter. Very light in color with no head. Aroma is very granny smith sour apple, and much of that comes across in the flavor as well. Nothing out of the ordinary.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Ok cider. I thought it was better than the reviews I have seen given for it on rate beer. The color is clear and pale, the tase is apple juice and the alcohol taste was absent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2233) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
ON the tap at the brewery it is good locally grown apple juice infused with Harpoon’s own ale yeast. It eats up the brew keeping the sugar down and that fresh apple flavor. Good fruit juice (especially apple) is great and they have taken a no nonsense approach to making a tart cider for beer drinkers with some body....They have succeeded! Looks just like clear apple juice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3405) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2011
On tap at the Bell in Hand Tavern in Boston. Clear pale gold with no head. There are scattered bubbles of effervescence rising to the surface suggesting light carbonation. Pleasant aroma of apples with some fruit sweetness. The flavor is apples along with some slightly musty apple skin. Refreshing after a walk on a warm humid day.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ndean (5) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2011 does not count
granted light it color but a great cider overall, not too sweet like others that shall remain nameless.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours a very pale yellow, resembling sparking cider. Was balanced between sweet and tart at first, but after awhile, the tart started to dominate.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2011
This one is wierd, nor really a cider fan to start with, but its a fake apple taste, bummer

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
weihenweizen (1731) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours almost clear (as pale yellow as I have ever seen) with a very small white head. Very light body and almost no aroma. Taste is light boring apple juice. This was very disapointing, if you like taste avoid this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thornecb (4395) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Pours pale yellow into a shaker. Bright white head with quickly recedes to hug rim. Sour apple aromas. Sharp, sour apple upfront turning dry with a slight medicinal finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zizzybalubba (1417) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Light pale yellow pour with almost no head yet definitely carbonated. Aroma of tart apple, pear, and sugar. Flavor is certainly what you would expect from a cider but this is a very weak flavored one. Not bad or offensive just weak. OK.


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