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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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Once Upon a Vine South, Richmond, VA, Opened on 6/17/10. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a thin head that fades quickly. The aroma is a slightly grainy and sweet apple with a faintly champagne like finish. The taste is tart apples with a sweet, grainy finish. Medium bodied. Decent cider.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured clear yellow. aroma was soap and apples. flavor was apple and fruity with a touch of dryness on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with a minimal white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Moderate aroma of sweet apple. Light to medium body with a dry texture and lively carbonation. Heavy sweet apple flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Clear with a yellow tint. Light white fizz. Aroma is of caramel, sugar, apple and toffee. Taste is of apple and sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
Best By: 8/15/10. Appearance: Has only the faintly hint of light yellow. Scant, thin, white ring up top. Smell: Lightly fruit, lighty sweetish, lightly tart-scented aroma of apple jelly. Toast, please. Taste: Light taste of crisp, wet apples. Not too terribly sweet, not too terribly tart. In and out in a flash. Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Lightly flavorful, but it’s pleasant and refreshing enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LibrarianGirl (11) - Canton, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2010
Barely any color to this one at all. Just a few large-sized bubbles on top. It’s good for Easter. Slight hints of apples. Kinda reminds me of... [insert laughter] let me think about it a minute. Got it. Okay, it’s got an odd aftertaste, like eating a sandwich loaded with mayonnaise.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BigBeer45 (1247) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2010
Bottle, pour resembled a White Wine with very faint yellow, there was no head but a few bubbles at the sides of the glass, faint aromas of fresh pressed apples, a little fruit sweetness, apple juice fragrance similar to what you would get from a bottle of apple juice at the local grocery store, flavors of apple juice, some apple juice sweetness, very little acidic in this Cider, thin mouth feel, very easy to gulp down, well, the label states this is made from apple juice, and it smells and tastes like it to, I could hardly tell that this was an alcoholic drink, I think you could serve this to someone without telling them and may get away with it.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2010
This might be one of the least good ciders I have had. Nearly clear yellow seltzer appearance on this. Very faint sweet apple taste and mostly just a light apple juice flavor. Boring all around. It got over a 1 because at least it broke up the amount of stout i was drinking on the 17th

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours just like apple juice with no head some faint wispy bubbles that just dissipates in seconds. Fresh apple juice aroma sweet with a crisp mouthwatering aroma of Mcintosh apples, great aroma. Very thin body quick apple notes, sulfides a dank malt tone and some light dry apple skin lingering. Well the aroma is great the flavor just doesn’t hold up.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
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.


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