dprski33 (27) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Picked this up at Ralph’s because I hadn’t tried any ciders in a while. It’s bubbly it’s aroma doesn’t lie about the bitterness, which is okay for a cider. The aftertaste is a bit harsh but not unbearable. I would probably not go out of my way to get this again, but I’ve definitely had worse from the cider family.
GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. The aroma is granny smith and vanilla bean. The flavor is fructose sweetness, and more tart than most ciders. The palate is medium, lightly astringent, and sticky. Finishes fairly clean. Overall, this is a nice cider, with more flavor and heavier body than most.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours clear gold with a small white quickly disappearing head that leaves a collar of foam. Aroma is ripe apples but not as strong as the Crisp Apple I rated before this. Taste’s pretty much the same as the aforementioned cider. Pretty dull. Watery. Thin-bodied with soft carbonation.
Bcoble003 (223) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is very good cider, It smells not strong of apaples and it doesnt have a stong after taste im def going to be drinking these bad boys again
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 ounce bottle from Wegman’s Lake Manassas in Gainesville, VA, opened 5.17.11. Pours a clear gold color with a very thin white head. Aroma of apples, some graininess and a chemical note. The taste is sweet apples, some graininess, a bit of tartness. Thin body. Drinkable, but not as good as most other commercial cider options, and the addition of artificical flavors makes this a drain pour for me.
wlajwl (3327) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apple in the aroma with a hint of heft upcoming in the flavor. The appearance is medium gold, similar to some Premium Lagers. The flavor is of apple juice and a strong hint of red apple skin. Not normally a cider fan, but this was pretty good.
Stellaaaa (244) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It tastes decent, of crisp apples with a tart tang. The mouthfeel, likewise, is pretty good, plenty of body and texture. The main downfall of Hornsby’s is that it has carbonated water added to a cider base, so it’s not naturally carbonated. It also had a few preservatives in it. All of these things, in the end, detracted from the overall taste and gave it a slightly solvent-like taste. It’s not horrible in the bigger picture, but it’s not up to par with certain other, more natural ciders.
arondee (501) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a yellow orange with no head and loads of carbonation. Aroma is apples and sugar. The taste is dryer and crisper than the crisp apple cider they make. This is a little less sweet but it’s still too sweet for me. Easy to drink but I can only have one at a time.
Chipalsa (1265) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very bubbly yellow body, with a tight foamy head. Smelled strong and dry of apples with a touch of lime (probably the alcohol). The taste was dry and bitter of fresh, crisp apples, altogether a bit light though. The heavy carbonation gave way to a champagne light texture, and finished sweet and sour. Not bad.
wxman (1273) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale golden with vigorous carbonation during the pour that quickly subsides leaving a ring of small white foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is freshly sliced apples. Has both a sweet and dry green apple flavor. A little watery, but still quite good/refreshing.