madvike (2693) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours pale clear yellow with very little head. Nose is light and dry, with a bit of apple cider vinegar. Taste is dry and light, with a little overripe apple, light sweetness, gentle carbonation, and a bit of tartness. Light and soft in the mouth with gentle carbonation. Not bad.
ScipioA (283) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the good stuff. I went to school near their brewery center and biked down there many a time to pick up hard cider, as well as their unpasteurized unfermented fresh squeezed cider. Apple and yeast aromas in the Hard Cider. Not particularly sweet. Perfect refreshing mouthfeel with a bit of apple tannin that lingers and a good amount of carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at redís Alehouse. Pours clear apple with no head. Has a bit of apple on the nose. Very dry on the tongue. Iím getting very little residual sweetness here. Finishes clean. Solid for style.
jcnielsen (2043) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at randomgarbageís wedding. Clear light yellow color with minor white head. Apple, cider, fruity, pear flavors. Nice cider. Thanks Andy!
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home via the artist formerly known as pepsiedcan. Iowa wael tick. Thanks Andy! Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a spritzy white head that has no retention. Sweet red delicious, champagne bubbly, light white wine, pear aroma. Refreshing, spritzy, sweet apple juice flavor. Definitely chuggable. Easy to pound and honestly just begs to drank as fast and as immaturely as possible.
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another fine Iowa tick provided by Andy. Clear pale yellow color with a thin layer of white foam. Certainly has some apple aroma, lots of yeast, some alcohol, and a hint of spice. Light tartness, some fruit skins, and somewhat dry. The flavor is just okay. Apple fruitiness, some drying fruit skin, a little yeast, and very mild tartness.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Johnís Grocery. Sam PP glass.
Clear, vibrant, pale wheat color.
Smells of pears, cider vinegar, & yeast. Has a little bit of that strange Babycham thing going on.
Really, really crispy. Loads of vanilla. Subtle pear & hay. Tart eating apples & plastic in the back. Low acid. Noticeable sulfites.
Refreshing stuff that I would gladly pick up a sixer of.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Redís Ale House in North Liberty, IA. Pours a crystal clear, straw colored body with a thin, fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is medium sweet apples with a lightly tart and acidic note. Flavor is similar. Medium sweet apples up front with a light acidic tarntess before this finishes crisp, mostly dry, and balanced before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light body and a moderately fizzy carbonation. Overall, nothing spectacular, but a solid cider. Somewhat sweet and lightly tart with a refreshing, crisp acidic finish.
MacBoost (1246) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml from pepsiedcan. Pours a clear champagne color with a short lived head. Aromas of apples with some Belgian yeast type smells. Taste is sweet apples, slight tartness with an apple juice finish. No alcohol detected. This is my first cider, and Iím not really all that impressed... I guess I would prefer something much drier and more tart (if thatís possible) in a cider. I donít know, maybe itís just not my style.
beerbill (3370) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml courtesy of pepsiedcan. Pours a brilliant clear gold with lots of carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. Pleasant aroma of apples but not a strong fragrance. The flavor is apples and is very subdued and is short lived not lingering very long on the palate. Dries out at the finish and the flavor just sort of evaporates.