Onslow (1561) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Pour from a 12oz bottle. I’m not a cider drinker but I saw this green label on the clearance table by the checkout, word HOPS prominently displayed, so grabbed a couple. Clear and almost colorless with decent white head. Aroma of apples. Taste like a nicely refined cider - dry, crisp, natural apple flavors. I don’t taste any hops at all here but wtf, its fine without them. Very tasty. douglas88 (9895) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 12 ounce bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a clear yellow color. A sweet fruity, apple flavor, smooth easy. A little bit of pine. Interesting, very clean and easy to drink. Sledutah (8127) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
12 can shared by Mike Theydon_Bois (22092) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Appearance: Clear light yellow with no head or lacing
Aroma: Apples and fruity
Taste: Apples, sweet and honey
Tap at Breakside, PDX, 25/05/13.
Clear blonde with no head, carbonation evident.
Nose is apples, sugars, hint of booze.
Taste comprises bitter apples, earthy/grassy qualities, sugar.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp dry finish.
Ok cider. Travlr (27125) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle at Meridian Pint. Clear yellow color, rare bubbles. Aroma of lightly dusty apple skins. Aroma of bittersweet apples, white pepper. OK. I don’t get a lot of the hops character, unless it’s the pepperiness.
ben4321 (6956) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Hoboken Vine, 9/5/14
OldMrCrow (2448) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Aroma: The nose is clean apple, not particularly sweet, with some light spice notes
Appearance: It pours a clear apple juice yellow with a tiny, bubbly head and no lace to speak of
Flavor: The flavor is lightly sweet and lightly tart apple, clean flavor, simple, mild bitterness
Palate: The body is light, it is smooth and easy drinking, with a clean, light finish
I thought this was quite solid. Its an easy cider for sure. Clean and drinkable. It doesn’t get overly sweet or overly tart, it just stays balanced, simple, and clean. There’s something to be said for that.
Bottle dated 7/21/14 so maybe not the freshest. Light yellow pour with some white foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Starchy apple nose with very little sign of the hops. Flavor is much the same, just a little bit of sweetness, no glaring flaws. Perfectly good cider.
Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle thanks to mar..Pour is yellow with no head, Nose is basement, apple, earth, wood, earthy hops..Taste is apple,spice, hops..palate is bitter with apple and hops degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle at TPSA. This was -- odd. Everything but the nose said ’OK cider’ -- average sweetness, a little prickliness, and so on. The nose was just this huge bouquet of Cascade hops. I still haven’t fully processed the experience, much less decided if I liked it or not. I would definitely recommend trying it, though; it’s hard to find something truly different. obguthr (7010) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Even mix of apple, mint, and lemongrass. Crystal clear yellow. Tart apple flavor, funky phenols. Subtle fresh mint notes are detected. The phenols come awfully close to what I would identify as a flaw. Were this labeled a farmhouse cider, I would accept it as that. Since it is not, I suspect there may be an unintended infection in this sample. Either way, it is pleasant and enjoyable. I wonder if this cidery ever employs wild yeast?