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Stormalong American Hard Cider Blue Hills Orchard

Review: Blue Hills Orchard by Stormalong American Hard Cider

Review Date: February 10, 2020

Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 5.00%

Cider Maker’s Description

For six generations the Henry family have prided themselves growing high quality fruit on their spectacular 300 acre orchard overlooking the Quinnipiac River in Wallingford, CT. We have partnered with the fine growers at Blue Hills Orchard to produce an unfiltered hard cider reminiscent of their farmstand cider pressed and sold at harvest. Featuring the quintessential McIntosh variety and blended with other New England favorites, this cider is crisp, refreshing with a savory balance of tart and sweet.


  • orange straw color, cloudy, can barely see through it


  • light to moderate, swirling produces almost full coverage


  • red apple flesh, fruity, pineapple, melon,


  • sweet red apple, citrus, fruity, reminiscent of autumn sweet cider


  • light tannins, very full bodied, almost creamy


  • lingering red apple flavor

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Nothing more to add at this time… we might order another round.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Stormalong American Hard Cider
Sherborn, MA

Matthew Ostrander
Matthew favors dry hard ciders with body and leans towards traditional English styles, and he’s also developed a serious appreciation for hopped ciders and creative flavor infused ciders. Though he prefers sweets in solid forms, he does enjoy semi-sweet to sweet ciders responsibly when the mood strikes. Learn more about our Chief Cider Curator here.