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Citizen Cider: The Lake Hopper

Citizen Cider: The Lake Hopper

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Basic Info about the Cider

Cidery: Citizen Cider

Origin: Burlington, VT, USA

Alcohol by volume: 6.2%

Color: Pale yellow


Our Review of the Cider

Julia's Thoughts and Rating:

Lake Hopper has some bite up front.  It also has a bit of carbonation right off the bat, which causes your tongue to tingle, and that tingling continues till the end of the sip.  About midway through the sip, a hint of lemon comes through, and it finishes with a hoppy and slightly bitter flavor.  This is a light-bodied, off-dry (not bone dry but also pretty much no sweetness to it) cider, and because it is neither too sweet nor heavy, I found it very easy to drink.  Overall, I enjoyed this cider, and its flavor reminded me of a light beer.

 9 out of 10 apples

9 out of 10 apples

Ramsay's Thoughts and Rating:

  • Has a medium bite upfront that quickly fades and becomes less pronounced throughout the sip.
  • Has a very noticeable lemon/citrus flavor.
  • Not an overly appley flavor profile.  Reminds me of a slightly sweet, lighter beer.
  • A fairly light-bodied drink and not too carbonated.
  • Despite being on the drier end of the spectrum, it still manages to have a subtle yet noticeable sweetness throughout the sip and afterwards.
  • Has a dry finish that has me wanting another sip.  As you keep drinking the cider, its dryness becomes less noticeable.
  • Definitely a good cider.  Could have multiple before growing tired of it
 7 out of 10 apples

7 out of 10 apples


Side Note

Did you notice our new cider chalice in the photo?  We decided to up our cider game and bought a set of proper cider chalices (not that we don't love our NPR beer glasses that we used in our previous reviews). 

If you also want to feel fancy while sipping away on your cider, you can click on the below button to view and/or buy the chalices.

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