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Lockhorn Hard Cider Newtown Pippin

Review: Newtown Pippin by Lockhorn Hard Cider

Review Date: January 1, 2021

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 6.60%

Cider Maker’s Description

A "Pippin" Apple is a chance seedling that, like the great American Experiment itself, has risen as a rebellious orphan to greatness.

The Newtown Pippin is known for its complex and tart flavor. This specialty single-varietal cider is crafted with 100% Heirloom Newtown Pippin Apples and French Wine Yeast in LockHorn's classic dry, clean style.

"They have no apples [in Paris] to compare with our Newtown Pippin." - Thomas Jefferson

An apple allowed to follow its natural instinct will ferment to reach its full untamed potential...cider.


  • straw color, clear, dull


  • very light carbonation


  • red apples, green, grassy, delicate


  • red apple flesh, hints of citrus and tropical fruit, tart


  • moderate acid, moderate tannins


  • tartness hangs on, lasting astringency

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Sometimes this "job" is taxing on the palate.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Lockhorn Hard Cider
Bozeman, MT

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.