Angry Orchard Launches First-Ever Hopped Hard Cider

Angry Orchard debuts its first product using hops, an ingredient usually reserved for craft beer

The latest cider uses a blend of French Strisselspalt hops and Australian Galaxy hops.

The newest addition to Angry Orchard’s product line, Hop’n Mad Apple, is available nationwide as of this week, the company has announced.

The latest bottle is the first-ever hopped cider from Angry Orchard. Its blend of Strisselspalt hops from France and Galaxy hops from Australia helps the unique brew develop both subtle floral and bright tropical notes. For those of us who aren’t able to give beer the love and attention it deserves, this is about as close as gets.

“You might say we’re obsessed with ingredients; we have been experimenting with cider recipes for nearly 20 years, searching the world for the best cider apples and playing around with other special ingredients,” said David Sipes, cider maker for Angry Orchard.

“Hops are traditionally used in beer, but we found they work really well in our Angry Orchard hard cider too. With Hop’n Mad Apple, the subtle floral and tropical fruit notes of the hops accentuate the cider’s fresh apple sweetness and give the cider a nice, dry finish.” 


Like all of Angry Orchard’s hard ciders, Hop’n Mad Apple is also gluten-free.