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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15150) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14090) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2008
(12oz bottle, best by 6/03/08) Minimal fizzy head that vanishes immediately to leave a nearly still, crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, perfume, some tartness, some astringency. Taste is medium sweet, apple, some seltzer. Minimally carbonated light body, minimal crispness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2010
(12oz bottle, from Cavie) Pours a clear pale yellow body. Aroma of pear, apple, and light sulfur. Flavor of light apple with a watery mouthfeel. Weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2008
@Dunedin-on tap-pours a minimal white head and pale yellow color with effervescence. Aroma is apple. Taste is thin, sweet apple, herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
clear yellow pour. smell is all apple juice. nice aroma. flavor is weird, almost artificial...but not horrible. Tart and a little weak. Kind of odd. I think they could have done better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10609) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (10118) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle - not sure of age. Sweet and sour is the theme here. Otherwise very simple cider. Don’t cate for the feel. So so at best.

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