Review of Longdrop’s Over Yonder, from Idaho. I’ve previously tried their Tanager Pear Cider, Vanilla Honey, Derby Canyon, Semi-Sweet, and Electric Cherry.
Cider: Over Yonder
Cidery Location: Eagle Idaho
How Supplied: 22oz bottles (and draft)
Style: American craft cider from Idaho-grown Jonathan apples (single varietal)
Availability: Year round in Idaho, Seattle WA, and Portland OR.
Cider Description: Idaho Jonathan cider. Fresh pressed in Fall.
Cidery Description: The wise chef knows to start with the ingredient, not the recipe. That’s our philosophy as well. We work with a team of local and regional foragers who source ingredients for ciders that respect the seasons. We never use stuff like high fructose corn syrup, or phony colors and flavors. Just Northwest and Idaho grown apples and other of the earth’s goodness. Enjoy.
They will soon have a Cider House in Boise Idaho.
Where Bought: Schilling Cider House
Where Drank: home
How Found: Browsing. I have tried the other Longdrop varieties available locally, but keep missing this one on draft, so I picked up a bottle.
First Impression: Light straw yellow. Low to moderate carbonation. Smells mild, of sharp apples, honey, and citrus.
Tasting Notes: Semi-dry. Medium bodied. Moderate tartness. High acidity. Low bitterness and tannins. No sourness or funk. Notes of sharp apples, citrus, honey, mineral, and floral. Moderate to long bitter finish. Moderate apple flavor and sessionability. Low to moderate flavor intensity and complexity.
My Opinion: I found this a bit average. There was some bitterness and sharpness I wasn’t expecting from it being made from dessert apples (Jonathans). My favorite part was the honey notes.
Most Similar to: Wandering Aengus Wanderlust
Closing Notes: Longdrop’s Vanilla Honey remains my favorite so far.
Have you tried Longdrop Over Yonder? What did you think?