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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Spur & Vine puts a Northwest twist on our classic American Hard Cider. Starting with the same apples and yeast as The Original, a generous amount of Galaxy hops were added to the cider during cold conditioning. Since no heat is applied to the hops, the cider takes on flavors and aromas of peach, melon, and honeysuckle, but with none of the traditional hop bitterness. Spur & Vine is best served straight up to allow the complexities of this cider to shine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1771) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
yewberry (5) - USA - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013

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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
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.

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