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Stem Ciders Hopped Apple Cider

Review: Hopped Apple Cider by Stem Ciders

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.70%

Cider Maker’s Description

Floral and citrus fruit intermingle with apple on the nose giving way to a tart apple zing without any bitterness.


  • crystal clear, bright, very light golden


  • full coverage up to 1/8" of small to medium bubbles on pour, full ring of tiny bubbles around the edge, develops a big ring of tiny bubbles on swirl


  • hops, hops, hops, earthy/grassy/herbal, reminiscent of a light IPA


  • hops, tangy, bitter, maybe a little piney


  • drying / astringent, acidic bite


  • long 

Tasting Notes / General Impression

drinks like an IPA/beer, sessionable, full of flavor but not overly filling

Reviewer Notes

Cascade and Citra hops

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Cidery Information

Stem Ciders
Denver, 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.