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Shacksbury Topspin Ping Pong 2.0

Review: Topspin Ping Pong 2.0 by Shacksbury Craft Cider

Review Date: March 14, 2021

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.20%

Cider Maker’s Description

Ready for a rematch? Cider, meet Nelson. Topspin is bone dry and brings the thunder with fresh Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. The nelson lets you know it's there to play without hitting you over the head. We built this cider with our friends at Modern Times Beer to be the perfect pair for casual recreation.


  • crystal clear, bright, yellow


  • fizzy, moderate+ carbonation


  • hops, pine, grassy, green apple, sauvignon blanc


  • bitter hops, piney, lemon/citrus, earthy


  • sharp acidity


  • hoppy bitterness lingers

Tasting Notes / General Impression

a haziness appeared toward the bottom of the can, could use a bottoms up swirl before opening/pouring

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Shacksbury Craft Cider
Vergennes, VT

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.