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Grizzly Ciderworks The Bruin Dark and Dry Hopped

Review: The Bruin – Dark & Dry Hopped by Grizzly Ciderworks

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 6.70%

Cider Maker’s Description

The Bruin is bold. Earthy Willamette Hops pair seamlessly with the robust flavors of molasses, creating a fusion and aroma unique to American cider.

Dry-hopped for maximum bite, this dark and dry cider has much in common with its hopped cousin; it's no small wonder people call it "the beer drinker's cider."


  • Clear, amber color 


  • Very fine carbonation, dissipated quickly 


  • subtle hops, caramel 


  • caramel, hard to taste the hops, semisweet 


  • Balanced


  • quick finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Good, but kind of plain. Not really noteworthy. 

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Grizzly Ciderworks
Milton-Freewater, OR

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.