Alphadelic (1771) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A huge nectarine nose with a twist of white wine. Light, crisp but with a little sweetness. Long, tropical fruit flavor all the way through this light beverage.
yewberry (5) - USA - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
It’s a nice, dry cider. Acid-forward. But where are the hoped-for hops? It has the hop presence of a can of Rainier. This hophead is disappointed.
IndianaRed (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Whole Foods, Boise. Clear deep golden orange with a nice fine white head. Fresh apple aroma with some citrusy hop notes. Bright fresh apple flavor. Just a touch of the hops coming though.
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a local Raley’s supermarket. Pours sort of golden perry with some bubbles on top. Aroma is melon/cider with discernible peach. Gotta love Galaxy. Near med body. Hardly any carb. Flavor is melon/peach. Quite smooth and nice. A little cider flavor comes along with time.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from lets pour dot com. Sweaty bottle, tulip pour.
Light pale lager body. No fizz, despite a heavy-handed pour.
Smells of bitter melon, florals, mixed greens, corn syrup, & pear. Note: backsweetened with pear juice.
Taste is mostly pear & some very decent & juicy dry hopping. Gently sweet & not much else unfortunately. Surprised it’s the same base as their regular cider.
Lightly carbed, slightly syrupy. A little boozy. Sulfite laden.
Could slosh the rest of this with some food. Ehh, maybe not.
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Second review of this cider! It was okay, but it doesn’t come in a can at all. No meat scent, though. Apple skin, fruity esters, and some yeast. A bit of sugar, floral hops, and plenty of chemical goodness! I’ll drink it.
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stole this from brocansail because I was thirsty as hell and didn’t want to pay for it! Sparkling champagne pour with a fresh apple, vanilla, and whipped cream aroma! Only $6 at this bar, free for me. Sadly missing that excellent spoiled meat and sulfury chemical load that I crave. Sweeter, sugary, Granny Smith apple, airplane sized Chardonnay that I stole from the first-class cabin. Tried it a few hours later and even better warm and flat! Hopefully they die this blue and start selling it in 2L soda bottles at my local grocery store.