Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey dew nose. Pale golden hue. Small bubbly white head. Aritificial candy like appleness. Very sweet, but really enjoyable. Crisp and refreshing, light body, granny smiths I believe. Light and musty, faintly syrupy, but I likey. This is a very popular, great selling cider.
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Green apples and watermelon or honey dew melon in the aroma. About 1 micron off from being completly clear. Candy sugar and grape flavor, some pineapple and apples, with a really bad finish.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one is even more sweet than the draft cider. Refreshing and easy too drink, but a little too sweet for me. I love apples, so cider is my thing, but this one is below average.
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok wife bought a six of cider..so had one for research purposes.
Comes in a dark green 12 oz bottle.
The appearance is very very pale..lighter than most apple juices..small bubbly head that goes fast..nice carbonation.
Smell is of apple ok..but not fresh apples..but the apple flavour you get in candy..slightly artificial.
Taste though isnt as bas as I feared from the aroma..its of apples..mainly granny smith variety,slightly ripened..so along with the sour you got a sweet undertaste.
average on the palte..not too sickeningly cloying.
Have to say i rather enjoyed this..nice on a warm spring evening..after some yard work..but one is my ,imit..I have some Full Sail Pale ale..to come ;-)
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 3, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This bottled brew poured a small head of mostly diminishing fine to large sized clear colored bubbles that left behind no lacing. The body is a softly carbonated transparent very light yellow color. The aroma is a very mild green apple one. The mouth feel is slightly tingly and has a mild cider finish. The flavor is that of very mild green apples.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Not very impressed with this particular cider. It poured no head and there were fine sized bubbles. The body was clear, carbonated with a clear hue. The nose was sweet and of green apples. The flavor was sweet tasting and also of apples from start to finish. The mouthfeel was syrupy and dry.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
apple aroma with a little sulfur. carbonated like soda, very sweet. just another one-dimensional cider. too sweet i thought.
Antonioism (11) - Warrensburg, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow, taste like mexican apple soda, manzanita, has a clear sparkly (carbonation) champagne look.
sethdude (701) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fizzy white wine color,no head, no lace. Smells like apple juice, frsh apples. A little tart, very clean and crisp apple flavor. A great tasting cider, for sure
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Palest color I've ever seen, it's like clear egg shell white almost. The head is fizzy and brief, but keeps a little around until the end, even a little lacing. The aroma is bright with fresh green apples from harvest, crisp is the word that comes to mind. Lightly vinous and musky through the nose as well. The flavor is sulfuric and lightly sweet, sadly artificially so. A touch of vanilla even, or maybe it's vanilla scented chapstick I'm tasting, either way, it's from the cider. Finishes again with too much sulfer and a touch of musty apple crisp. This wouldn't be too bad if they'd used a fresher product and let the surfer age out first.