Experiment_Ale (1095) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at Scrumpy’s. Pours crystal clear, could be mistaken for water. Nose is water air and a very smal amount of apple. Taste is thin apple boring and not much flavor, could be sessions but wouldn’t want to.
SDalkoholic (2314) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured into my glass as a crystal clear liquid that appeared as if it were Sprite or 7-UP, and created a small development of fizzy head similar to the for mentioned sodas. In the nose, there is a noticeable presence of alcohol and a generous sweetness attributed to the apples used in this organic cider. Also, the aroma smells a lot like apple Jolly Ranchers once I took a deep whiff. The flavor is initially sweet then goes into a tangy tart and bitter taste. Mostly, the flavor is dominated with apples and the most minor taste of vinegar, perhaps apple cider vinegar? Tangy with a background of sour green apple making this a well respected apple cider and extra credit points from being from the beautiful mountains of Julian.
ryecatcher (1237) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bomber. Pours the color of watered down ginger ale (actually, strike that... ginger ale looks like porter by comparison). Nose is um... cidery. This is dry and unremarkable, with metallic notes at the end. I do like cider, but this is the most boring one I’ve had -- bland, uninspired and overpriced.
shigadeyo (3569) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
7/13/2011: Julian Hard Cider... Aroma: Faint apple with a touch of floral honey. Appearance: What the hell? It looks like carbonated water! Lots of bubbles clinging to the glass; barely any detectable hue of color (super, super, super pale yellow, but mostly reminds me of a frosty white); well-carbonated, big fast bubbles. Flavor: Pretty much starts out like water with a faint touch of yeasty apple in the middle; floral and Reisling notes in the finish. Palate: Super light; surprisingly not much carbonation (it all just kind of dissipates at the cider sits); soft. Overall: Wow, this is BARELY cider!
22 fl. oz. silk screened bottle (6.99% Alc. by Vol.). Rating #91 for this cider.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a silverish gold with little head. Smells of apples. Taste is try. Not as sweet as most other ciders. Refreshing and better than the other more common American apple ciders
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is nice with a cider vinegar, and golden delicious sweet apple. Pours unnervingly clear with decent carbonation. Taste is nice with a tart green apple, pear, and slight white wine. Clean finish. Very refreshing like a dry riesling.
spittle8 (132) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego (locally sourced).
Funky apple aroma. No real head, pours as clear as Mexican water. Not nearly as heavy and sweet as most ciders, very little fructose relatively speaking. The apple flavor is fairly sour, with a bit of funkiness that is rather pleasant.
Very drinkable cider that you could pound, and it is 7% ABV so it will get you on queer street faster than an Albanian midget on rollerblades.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Scrumpy’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear, very light yellow appearance with little head. Sweet light pear, apple juicy, tangy nose. Sweet and fairly tartapple, a touch spicy flavor. Nice.
Slubgob (282) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into water glass. Very pale almost like watered down ginger ale. Granny Smith nose. In the mouth quite dry. Apple flavor as expected, without a lot of sugar. Finishes short and a bit tannic. Not the most complex of ciders, but I really like that it?s not sweetened. Farnaum (sp?) Hill is better, but not distributed where I am so this is probably the best I’m getting locally.
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Run of the mill half hearted version of a hard cider. Strong acid and tartness.