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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Made strong in the fine tradition of making things strong. Built from apples, built to refresh.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pounder cans picked up at the COOP a week or so ago... Getting around to "enjoying" one tonight. Pours a clear dark golden. Nose is like sweet apple juice with no real cider notes.. soooo sweet with no balance.. Flavor tastes the same but with a Baby Aspirin mixed in for the morning headache... Too sweet... Sorority girls should get custom made Koozies. Glad I tried it and am just as happy it is in the rear view mirror. Apple juice concentrate, literally nothing else... Junk drunk juice. I see no real redeeming qualities other than it goes down easy... "Insert Sorority girl joke here".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Popoff91 (82) - Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2016
12-ounce cans in a pint glass. A bit sweeter than other ciders I have had, but rather sour as well. Not bad, but not as good as Crispin Honey Crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5495) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2016
12oz can pours out golden topped with a small head. Nose is apple juice some sweetness and spice. Taste is more of the green apple tart and a light sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5417) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2016
Pounder: Apple juice nose. Clear amber, no visible carbonation. Sweet, apple juice. Finishes drier. Full body, moderate carbonation. No nuance, just fizzy apple juice that gets you drunk. Completely not fancy, but still enjoyable in a way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pumpmaster (1352) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2016
12 ounce can purchased at local FL Winn Dixie supermarket for $8.99/12-pack. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Trainedpalate (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2016
Not my style but it was what I expected from one of the largest beer companies in the world. Distinct mineral character typically associated with hard cider made from concentrate. The sweetness made it appear to be trying too hard to taste like apple. That being said, this cider will appeal to a younger consumer who’s just getting into this beverage category. The reality is that Smith & Forge will be a big reason for the cider industry’s future growth. They have an approachable gateway product but consumers will quickly learn that there are many others out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
13nutnut (1) - - MAR 31, 2016 does not count
Not bland like woodchuck brand hard cider. Very good hard cider in my opinion. Will definitely buy again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1520) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Can. A- Apples. A- Golden color, clear liquid, minimal head, T- Apples, slightly sweet. P- Light body, average texture, high carbonation, sweet finish. O- Pretty tasty for a cider. Not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beaver (1611) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016
12 oz can. Pours clear copper gold with a couple bubble for a head that quickly disappear. The aroma is sweet apples. The flavor is very sweet sugary apples. Tastes like apple juice with a little cider. Don’t notice the alcohol. The mouthfeel is thin and watery. Overall, overly sweet hard apple juice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
weitz15 (530) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Interesting lack of sweetness, but also a lack of dryness. Smooth body, heavy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (576) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2016
16 oz. can purchased at Bucky’s. Pours clear/light copper. Aroma of rotten apples, apple juice and alcohol. Taste was sweet apple juice.

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