goodbyeohio (36) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow pour with a retentive ring of bubbles. Fruity aroma with notes of caramel corn and strawberries. Fizzy body which partially obscures the flavors due to the overall lightness. On the palate, there is a lot of zip with a dry/sweet contrasting finish that is pleasant but mildly unsatisfying. When this cider sits in the mouth, it opens up with a big honeysuckle floral/sweet note. Lingering cotton candy flavor is pretty unique. This is a really good cider that could use a touch less carbonation to let the Newtown Pippin apple shine.
Capa (2954) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold. Sweet and lightly tart apple with light earth and citrus notes. Tart on the tongue as it finished dry. Nice cider. I really like the idea of using only one type of apple- much like the single hop beers.
Skyview (5824) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 500ml bottle at the Good Food Store in Missoula, MT. Pours a clear golden pale yellow colored cider with a thin small bubble white ring and film top. Aroma of tart apple, light shiitake mushroom, cider yeast and a hint of floral. Taste is light to medium bodied, some tart carbonation with flavors of sweet and tart apple, and mango. Finish is sweet at first with a tart and dry apple aftertaste.