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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
In 1986 Harpoon co-founders Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary began brewing Harpoon in Boston to share with others the joy of making—and drinking—great beer. In 2000, we added a second brewery in Windsor, Vermont to keep up with the demand. As a regional craft brewer, we gained interest and respect for cider, a drink with strong roots and history in New England. Harpoon’s cider is our contribution to the long heritage of cider made with fresh juice from locally grown apples.

Harpoon Cider is made from a blend of locally grown apples including the New England favorite, McIntosh. By fermenting this blend of varieties with our own yeast we are able to produce an aroma that has a clean, fruity character. This crisp, refreshing cider has just the right balance of ripe apple sweetness and tartness from the fruit’s natural acidity. The color of this smooth tasting cider is very light as a result of using only freshly pressed apples. Without the addition of preservatives, artificial colors, or sweeteners we have created a cider that is fresh, pure, and delicious. Enjoy!

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Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Can shared at the house move. Aroma is red apple and slight floral. Pours light gold with bubbles and no head. Taste is dry apple and a sugar cane finish. Dry in the mouth but still loogie inducing sweet. Got tired of drinking this rather quickly.

lb4lb (2629) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours light gold with no head. Smell is slightly acidic sour apple. Taste is thin, tart apple with twang. Low carbonation. Perhaps a hint of alcohol in the flavor. Decent. Overall thin and tart.

Ironicmedic (77) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Drank from bottle, I am not the biggest cider fan to begin with, but this isn't too bad. Slight apple aroma.

seanmurphy (1) - - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
Tastes overly yeasty and slightly metallic. It’s like what I manage to brew when I leave a batch sitting on the lees for months when I get busy with school - worthless except to put away for when my friend needs raw materials to make a moonshine run on his still. -Note, I’m still an inexperienced drinker.

nearbeer (5563) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2014
12 oz. Pours clear and the palest white-topaz I’ve ever seen with a small ring of bubbles. Smells of brown sugar and lightly tart apple. Taste is surprisingly way more crisp and tart than the aroma indicates, with no hint of brown sugar. In fact this tastes like a crisp green apple that’s more tart than sweet, and even has a nice touch of the bitter pith. Light body has a nice balance and a medium-high carbonation that thankfully never gets too fizzy. This is the best of 15 offerings I’ve tried from Harpoon and a very pleasant surprise; seems they’ve finally found a suitable use for their strangely fruity English ale house yeast.

lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Sweet cider. Tart apples, sugar. Not as hearty as other ciders. Nice casual not really sessionable in my opinion. Middle of the road cider

Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
At the Big Texas Beer Fest on 4/5/2014. Draft pours clear yellow with zero head. Aroma is apple, sweet sugar. Taste is apple sweet sugar, a little bit of plastic from the taster cup.

tnkw01 (1789) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Golden in color. Fizzy. Taste was a tart apple. Aroma was also tart apple. Just middle of the road.

GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
[ Tap ][ Beer Study Chapel Hill ][ 12oz ][ $4 ][ PET Solo Cup ][ 3/27/14 ]
>> Bubbly, light white soda pour. Fizzing out soda foam. Nose is straightforward, mild green apple and white wine. Taste is clean, sweet yellow apple, mild acidic white wine. Palate is papery, mild acid. Solid, simple.

anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
At Harpoon on tap tastes like a weak apple cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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