adnielsen (6213) - 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.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, 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 (240) - Slurping on Euro lager 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 (3104) - Chicago, 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.
BlackIPA (717) - Rochester, 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 (3044) - 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.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL thanks to pepsiedcan. Pours mega sparkling clear golden with sharp, white fizz. Nose is small pears, vanilla, really quite muted. Taste is red apple skin heavy, bitter, slightly dry and powdery with quite the refreshing, citric, quenching character. Drier, phlegmy palate. Not too bad. Not really fruity and very white grape forward. More like champagne.
wlajwl (2907) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pulpy in aroma while the appearance is pale gold and translucent. The flavor is relatively mild, tart apples and a decent finish. Not really a flavor blast but cleans up well.
randomgarbage (1320) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I drank about 6 pints of this today while working jazzfest. Awesome. Super light gold pour with tons of bubbles but little head, reminds me of soda. Bile and sulfur up front in the aroma and flavor, some apple rounds it out. Dry and mildly tart finish, very refreshing. This is a damn good cider.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear apple juice looking body with a tiny white head that quickly fades. The nose is heavy apple, some honey and a funky basement mustiness. Lightly sweet taste, lightly tart, some cotton candy and pear to go along with the apple. Medium/light body is a bit thin with moderate carbonation.