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6.8% ABV, Draft

Appearance: Straw yellow with a bit of fog.
Aroma: Immediate hop aroma, followed by floral and fruity scents. Certainly, the Columbus hops give it a specific aroma (use your imagination).
Taste: Hops mixed with apples. It’s like picking an apple off a pine tree. It has both floral and citrus notes.
Mouthfeel: Less carbonated than most ciders, likely because of hops. Smooth and light body.

This cider is certainly unique in some senses, yet it seems to mimic something I can’t quite describe (maybe because it tastes illegal). With this spring-time cider, drink fast — the profile doesn’t last in the beverage itself. Vander Mill’s adding of hops to cider is a terrific nod to the craft beer scene.