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RATINGS: 175   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 makingand drinkinggreat 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. Harpoons 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 fruits 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (2117) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Apple juice aroma. Clear light golden color with a small white head. Taste like real apple cider. The best cider Ive ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
How do you rate cider? No idea. Light yellow, clear, no head. Aroma is vinegar and apples. Very little carbonation with the taste of sour apples. Quite tart. Finish is short-lived with a distant taste of apple. I guess if I have more cider, Ill use this as a basis for the test of my cider ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2010
This poured a clear darker yellow color with basically no head. Aroma was of freshly pressed macintosh and granny smith apples. Flavor was a nice blend of sweet and sour apples, nothing amazing but decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
my numbers for this cider are kind of arbitrary. smells unpleasantly sharp, acidic, with also a bit too much sweetness... but then, my nose is questionable right now. it tastes likes generic cider. its actually not too sweet... but it just as this weird acrid taste at the end. meeeh. more drinkable than both the amstel light and that which must be named grand cru.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
smith4498 (3618) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Pours clear golden color with white head. Aromas of apple and fruit. Sweet apple flavor with some weird plastic taste. Light body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2010
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Pours a in a very pale lightly golden watery clear with no head. Aroma is faint apple sugar and some light white sugar. Flavors are minimally apple. Its got a balance of some pale light apple, clear filtered cider or juice and then fermented plain white refined clean sugar, even though it might not have it. I want more apple flavor and complexity and a little less of an over filtered, somewhat overwrought example. More rusticity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whispering (4) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2010 does not count
Bottle. Poured, clear yellow no head. Smells strongly of apples, tastes of tart apples with hints of cherry, very sweet and light on the tongue. The beer is more like a dessert wine than a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear golden yellow color with a thin white foam head. Aroma of fruit, mostly apple. The flavor was a little different than most ciders Ive had with cherry notes that followed the up front apple taste. Sweet with a dry finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thedm (6103) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of frothy white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent light yellow colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was golden apple and citrus. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish. The mild flavor contained notes of apple and dry. Not one that I would likely drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13546) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Once Upon a Vine South, Richmond, VA, Opened on 6/17/10. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a thin head that fades quickly. The aroma is a slightly grainy and sweet apple with a faintly champagne like finish. The taste is tart apples with a sweet, grainy finish. Medium bodied. Decent cider.

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