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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!


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maza15 (1) - - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
This is the best cider on the market hands down. It is made with beer yeast and not champagne yeast like other ciders. Phenomenal taste in comparison to other ciders on the market!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mattsloan11 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2012 does not count
This cider kills it, very clean, not too sweet. Beats out mainstream ciders any day. So glad I found this!

4.6
   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!

4.6
   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?

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.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
cheap (3943) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Just how I like cider, no preservatives what so ever, pure and simple, plain old apples is the only ingredient. Aroma of crayons and the color of the ubiquitous pale yellow american lager. A little tart on the palate. Impressions of alky yet seems watered down like gramma used to do with the dago red wine. Enjoyable none the less. Has a background note of crazy hops or malt bitterness, perhaps it is the bitterness of the apple peels. I think this to be a cider that will appeal to many beer lovers who like pilsners. Finish is interesting for a cider, a mild bitter linger.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Coles – Rare Beer Festival
Appearance: pale gold, clear almost crystal like look , ring of head at edges .3-
Nose: papierowka apple aroma that is rare now days in world of overly sweet red apples. True base apple.8-
Flavor/Palate : medium light bodied. Very clean, down to earth apple character. Drinkable solid cider. Highly underrated.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3590) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2014
12 oz. Pours clear and the palest white-topaz I’ve ever seen with a small ring of bubbles. Smells of brown sugar and lightly tart apple. Taste is surprisingly way more crisp and tart than the aroma indicates, with no hint of brown sugar. In fact this tastes like a crisp green apple that’s more tart than sweet, and even has a nice touch of the bitter pith. Light body has a nice balance and a medium-high carbonation that thankfully never gets too fizzy. This is the best of 15 offerings I’ve tried from Harpoon and a very pleasant surprise; seems they’ve finally found a suitable use for their strangely fruity English ale house yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kurtkosher (144) - USA - MAY 1, 2008
my first cider. overall a very pleasurable experince. this was everything i expected it to be


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