jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Dark gold with minimal head. Aroma of applez and oak. Taste is the same oaky with crisp tart apples. Dry on the finish. Overall, great.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A healthy cork-pop signals a lively beverage.... pours a well-hazed copper, with a fizzy head that fades fast, although goodly carbonation keeps swirls of bubbles percolating. Dry, vinous aroma with apples coming out late. As I take a sip, its tartness and full-bodied consistency take me by surprise. (Well, that and the obvious hit of alcohol.) Iím reading the bottle as I sip and see "wine-like characteristics", which is certainly true. At times itís like sipping a tannic wine with grapeskin notes. Another sip and it comes off like a saison, and yet another taste provides the tongue with a nice, tart, well-made cider. I was expecting something special with this one and I was not disappointed with its complexities and potency. ~~~~~~ 750ml Bottle, Kenwood Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL
Reyain (1) - carmichael, California, USA - APR 20, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok, it could just be me, but I cant really tast a whole lot. Frankly itís really boring to drink this. No a whole lotta flavor, doesnít go down all that easy, and generally just not good. The Muse was way better.
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a hazy golden yellow with bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma and taste are what you expect, cider apples. Not my thing but better than most ciders, and I had no idea the booze was that high.
AAEA (214) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml ($15) This came off like they were attempting to match the DuPont Reserve Cidre in character but fell far short. the complexity is not there and the overall impression feels very similar to just an apple juice mimosa. still good for what it is but even at $15 I could make these myself for $5 brute. sorry, but pass.
Cidertron (33) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very different cider compared to the rest of Angry Orchardís current line up. It honestly runs more like a wine. Itís flavor is very deep, rich,roasty, and a wonderful bitter aftertaste - Itís not sweet at all running similar to some of the English ciders. It pours in a lot darker color more towards the orange side :)
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Sampled at Cider Summit Chicago 2015. Light amber pour with a fizzy white head on top. Nose is of barnyard notes, apples and some straw. Flavors of apples, white grapes, musty yeast notes and noticeable alcohol. Dry and scrumpy. Not my favorite.
FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours light irange. White head fades quickly. Very clear.
Smell: apples. Apple cider.
Taste: cider vinegar. Tart apples.
Feel: very dry. Extremely bitter.
Overall: to dry for me.
First drank: home 1/5/15
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a orange gold with a minimal white head. Aroma of apples and oak. Flavor of tart crisp apples, oak and was lightly acidic.
deyholla (8018) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a near white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of musty apple with some growing sweetness and a hint of oak. Flavor starts slightly sweet but quickly transforms into dry and earthy apples with an oaky backing.
UXO (766) - CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy straw with a short-lived white head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is sour apple and funky yeast, grapes and oak. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter, mild oaky vinous funk. (8/10) Medium body, fizzy carbonation, short dry finish. (4/5)
Quite a bit better than I was expecting, actually, given my last Angry Orchard cider - a "Crisp Apple" that really wasnít. Crisp, I mean - it was apple, for sure. This, on the other hand, is crisp. And apple. And funky. And vinous. And oaky. And really a fair bit of fun. (15/20)