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RATINGS: 151   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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
travita (3714) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle thanks to Cavie. The look is clear, very light yellow color, and not too much head. The smell is apples, fruits, slight butter. The taste is sweet, apples, and fruits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours perri color with a few bubbles. Nice, crisp apple skin aroma. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is greenish apple with yellow apple skin. Something of a light weight, but clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
obguthr (3446) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Draft: Apple aroma with buttery rubbery tinges. Clear yellow, little carbonation. Watery with weak apple flavor, dry rubbery finish. Good apple variety choice, awful execution. Weak AND flawed. Immediately re-rated because I was a bit harsh. I guess my disappointment was magnified by the rating. It isn’t a drainpour (0.8), but it isn’t very good either. Compassionately uprated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nigeyy (2) - USA - DEC 6, 2009 does not count
I find the ratings of this cider curious -as a long long time cider drinker (didn’t even used to drink beer until I moved from the UK to the USA) I find this cider to be by far and away the best American dry cider I’ve tasted. No fizzy sickly sweet stuff but a true dry taste of apples. On a hot day, this one hits the spot. Is it because the other reviewers aren’t regular cider drinkers?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to cavie. Pours a clear yellow. Aroma is copper, apple. Flavor is copper, too cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle: Flat, no head. Nose is light with apple but more on the sulpher and burnt wood side. The flavor is sweet and tepid with a cloying aftertaste and a dull thin body. Not very up front with the fresh apples or showing off a more dry yeasty musky side either. Kinda boring.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
( 12oz bottle ... courtesy of cavie) Pours clear as water with some carbonation but no head. Nose of apple, funk. Taste of lake, watered down apple concentrate. Lingers with rotten apples. This is nasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (5661) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
You’re a ruthless little cunt, Liam, I’ll give you that. But I’ve got no time for grassers. Feed ’em to the pigs, Errol. SHit cider, gold, made from old apples. had at the Houston Flying Saucer, but why?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Draft… Clear, light straw-colored cider with no head. The aroma is of oven-baked, spiced apples. Light-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and a rumor of carbonation. Nice balance between sweetness and acidity. Tart, dry finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pyromt30 (27) - Lebanon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
I recently started drinking ciders. As far as ciders go this is one of the best I have had. Very crisp and clean as well as refreshing!

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