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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
AH, A PARADOXICAL CASE of small = large. After decades of tinker, tweak, improvise and analyze, David honed in on a surprising insight: size matters. Smaller organic apples simply yield bigger, more intense flavors. And so, The Hatchet was born. Intensity behind us, the subtle work of balance and nuance began.

Using a unique blend of native organic apples, we handcraft each batch to bring out fresh, ripe apple aromas, carefully pairing sweet and tart varietals to ideal effect. The result is a clean, refreshing hard cider with noticeable complexity and a lively finish. All hail the little things. To our tastes, there’s simply more going on in here. Cheers.

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cheap (5857) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle, been putting this off because I’ve been avoiding ciders lately. Is it a twist off? No blast, hurts my hand. OK, got bottle opener, the other side of a church key. Pop, not twist, audible release of pressure. Mild apple like aroma. Initially I think its too sweet, hurts my lager loven taste buds n stomach cells. However, seems OK after the initial sugary shock. Mild with a little bit of artificial sweetness but then I realize it aint. Yes, sweet er is the word, almost like its been added, but not. Could have been a little dryer. Good overall brew experience. Not bad. Go figger.

MicroGrog (367) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle from a 7-11 in South Boston. Crazy, foamy pour. Settles clear & active, just like a cold glass of Heineken... Smells of sweet eating apples & mellow hand soap; Mott’s. A backdrop of alkaline acidity. Foamy mouthfeel. Sugary/powdery texture. Fermented nice & dry. Faintly peachy? Lacking in flavor, but I felt it was well made.

Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottled. Light golden pour. Not much carb. Some tartness and sweet apples. Not bad

svandyke (236) - USA - NOV 1, 2016
Bomber from Tiffany’s- Not much head. Light golden color. Notes of sweet apple, vanilla, and some funk at the end in the nose. I think it might be infected. It has some of those vinegary sour taste alongside of apples sweetness. Is it supposed to be that way?

Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville, 3/3/16. Clear amber with a bit of a head. Aroma of intense sweet apples, caramel and a tinny note. The taste is dry apples, earth, vinous notes, fresh apple juice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle from beer rep...nose is apples of course and some lemon...mouth is more tart than sweet...finish is fast and dry...ok cider...(#837)

GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle sample at Potomac Gourmet Market. Clear yellow. Aromas of apples, sugar. Tastes of apples, sugar, light champagne. Light body with a dry finish. More on the mainstream side of ciders like Woodchuck and Angry Orchard.

Travlr (24755) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden color, still. Aroma of light apple flesh, lemon. Taste has apple and vanilla, light body. OK.

obguthr (6350) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Apple aroma, slightly funky with oats underneath. Crystal clear amber, still. Semi-dry apple, farmhouse. Light body, spritzy, tangy. Carbonation is too lively, but otherwise, this is a fine cider.

hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured fizzy, pale yellow, clear, minimal white head. Aroma of red apple, honey, and floral notes. Taste is slightly tart, obviously some apple, not too acid and fairly dry. Very nice cider, crisp, refreshing, drinkable and enjoyable.

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