luttonm (5280) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Seattle, shared by Trevor. Soft bubbly ring, soft cloudy orange. Intriguing aroma, inviting yeast, a little bit sweet, and a soft green hop flavor rounding it out. Unusual cider for sure, with a more bracing (and Belgian they say?) yeast character, with some peppery spice. Apple is tart and clean behind. Fairly sparkling body, but very dry and a bit tart overall. Green apple and some fruity green hops. This is unusual, but pretty delicious. White wine astringency, yeast throughout. Intriguing.
beerplace (1165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at St. Augustineís. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with no head. Aroma is very ascorbic with some sweet apple notes on the background. Same character taste. Definitely not so exciting like itsí description sounds.
bulldogops (2362) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1845 - 2015.08.06 - Draught - @revolutionyeg Hazy yellow pour with some of the apricot puree (unfiltered). Super carbonated, bubbly. Aroma is apricot, sweet apple, mild grapefruit. Palate is more, some peachy sweet notes, balanced by the dryness provided by the ripened fruit and alcohol. Would have liked more residual bitterness. Refreshing.
KyotoLefty (9645) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Marciero. Clear gold, flat. Nose of apricot, apples, hops. Sweet and spice, somewhat like a Sauvignon Blanc, with apricots. A bit strange, but interesting.
maekchu (3613) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hanshin Department Store Portland Fair. Nose of grapes, and strangely near-pungent blossoms (perhaps the coriander and grains of paradise?), bittersweet apricot. Spiced apples, apricot, and tangy with wine-like favors. Thin body and lightly astringent. Very unusual aroma, hard to pin down. Interesting stuff.
Wombata (622) - Kobe, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hanshin Dept.
Aroma: Floral, ripe tropical fruit, very "Viognier like" with a touch of of lychee, apple.
Palate: Smooth full-mouthfeel that moves from light to moderately sweet to a dry, crisp finish.
Flavor: Ripe Apple, light, dry apricot, green apple towards the finish.
Comment: If I tasted this blind, Iíd peg it as a white wine with some aromatic grape like Viognier. At this level, cider is no longer the rough and ready stuff we made at home.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4815) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Hanshin. Reverend Nat Hallelujah Hopricot 6.7%
Clear deep gold with a quick burst of juicy hops then rich Apple in the aroma. The flavor is a bit more flat, like apple sponge cake with a lightly tart spicy semi-dry finish. OK.
vyvvy (6078) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had both the fresh hop and hallelujah side by side, quite different, but since they are the same here I guess Iíll just input the rating for the one I liked significantly better, the fresh hop version. It pours cloudy yellow / orange. The aroma has tangerine, fruity hops, apricot and mush. It has a medium mushy body with light carbonation. The aroma has rich apples, tangerine, herbs and basil. The finish is earthy and grassy. Really liked the fresh hop, the regular was just kinda there.
DuffMan (9755) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with others during our epic gaming weekend. Hazy light orange, fine carbonation. Aroma of yeast, spice, and apple skins. The palate is quite light for the ABV, featuring flavours that mirror the aroma, but with subtle apricot undertones. Dry finish. Not sweet at all, and with only a light apricot and spice presence.
Capa (2960) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I feel like this an IPA lovers gateway cider. Hoppier than most hopped ciders Iíve had. The apricot adds to the effect. Sweet. Fruity. Good.