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Stormalong Light of the Sun

Review: Light of the Sun by Stormalong American Hard Cider

Review Date: September 23, 2019

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

A citrusy, refreshing cider dry-hopped with Citra & Ekaunot hops. At the time of dry-hopping we add guava to enhance the tropical, citrusy taste which is on the drier side.


  • golden color, clear, bright


  • light to moderate carbonation, pleasantly fizzy


  • guava, earthy & floral hoppiness, stonefruit


  • guava, earthy hops, stonefruit, hints of melon


  • nice acidic bite, crisp, flavorful but not heavy


  • long hoppy finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Occasionally I like to sit and just enjoy a cider. If I get the opportunity to try this again, there will be better notes next time.

Reviewer Notes

the bottom of the can poured completely opaque cider with a reddish orange color, I definitely recommend a long bottoms up swirl

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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.