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Jack Rabbit Hill Farms New Avalon 2015 Pale Cider

Review: New Avalon – 2015 Pale Cider by Jack Rabbit Hill Farms

Review Date: October 18, 2017

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.60%

Cider Maker’s Description

Braeburn & Jonathon Apples grown at Ela Family Farms. Cascade & Crystal Hops grown at Jack Rabbit Hill Farm, and exotic pink rose buds. No added yeasts, water, sulphites, concentrates, or anything else.


  • clear, golden color with just a hint of rose


  • great carbonation and head when poured and/or swirled, holds head of small bubbles for a short while


  • floral hops, herbal, grassy


  • hops, earthy, bitter, full bodied


  • considerable astringency and acidity


  • quick clean finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Sometimes this "job" is taxing on the palate.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Jack Rabbit Hill Farms
Hotchkiss, CO

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.