Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was clear light gold with streaming bubbles, no head or lacing. Aromas are simple sweet tarty apple, hints of spices with no alcohol present. Taste is surprising easy tarty sugary spicey, apple cider, no alcohol. Palate is fizzy CO2 with light body, then lasting fruity tarty finish. Refreshingly easy pour, while being able to drink more without sour face...
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Alright, in an effort to appease my cider cohorts, I shall say something about this.
The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange to yellow color with a fast rising carbonation escaping towards the dieing head. Wait a minute, what head, as it’s bubbly and quickly dieing.
The smell had a light sweet apple with a fairly decent sweet hay to honey weirdness (sorry, there’s something different than most ciders I’ve had that allows something different in this one).
The taste was mainly sweet but still had a light weird hay - like / maybe grassy sweetish sort of sugary - ness going on.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly sharp carbonation running about it. Sessionable, hmmmm...not really.
Overall, decent for a cider, nice to try but nothing to really go back to.
nearbeer (3719) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pale, pale golden with some bubbles that cling to the glass. Nose is tart green apple with a touch of sweetness. Tastes the same, with some pithy wooden notes on the finish. Light body is tingly with medium-high carbonation and has a nice balance.
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours the palest of gold. This cider is fairly tart, a tad watery and had flavors of green and yellow apples.
skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a light straw yellow with a small fizzy whit head which quickly fades to no lacing. Aroma is of apple juice, viniger, sour apples, apple skin, and. A touch of cinnamon. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a light body with a watery mouthfeel and a dry, semi sour, medium-short finish. Overall, a somewhat deccent cider.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours very disturbingly clear – almost looks like water in my glass. Fizzy and spritzy with a steady stream of bubbles that form a bubbly white collar.
Fizzy – almost like seltzer water. Apple seltzer water. Very mild and unassuming.
Watery and nondescript. Very watery apple juice. Hint of bitter apple skins in the back followed by a hard salty bite that is not enjoyable.
After sampling enough to take my notes, the rest of my glass and the bottle went down the drain. Watery, nondescript, and easily forgettable. There are far better ciders out there.
bpreo (1612) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Worthy Brewing Company in Bend, Oregon. Nothing mind blowing, but still good.
Experiment_Ale (1004) - 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 (2146) - 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 (787) - 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 (3010) - Harrison, 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.