bhensonb (12022) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Green bottle from Trader Joes. Nice, tart Granny Smith skin aroma. Pale pear juice color (but clear) with no bubbles at all. Medium body with slightly fizzy carbonation (but no bubbles). It’s tart, it’s pretty Granny Smith in flavor, but I’d say Woodchuck is more to the fruit. That aside, it finishes tart, dry and greenskin (with hints of sweetness). It is very good.
Tmoney99 (11590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from TJ’s Cincinnati. Poured light pale color with a small white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Light aroma of apple. Light body with a thin texture. Flavor of tart apple with a light sweet finish. My expectations were met.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Name: Newton’s Folly Granny Smith
Date: March 14, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear pale green, frothy head
Aroma: faint tart apple aroma
Flavor: light apple flavor, hint of crisp apple tartness
Overall: too mild
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s in Short Pump, VA. Pours a very pale yellow... almost colorless. Crystal clear with lots of carbonation. Not much of an effort at a head. Aroma is tart, grainy apples. Taste is sweet apples with a tart finish. Thin bodied. Glad I cracked this first because I’m extremely thirsty, but that’s about as much good as it does.
BVery (7450) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale yellow pour with a small white head. Sweet and tart apple with some pear. Not bad.
drowland (6596) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 Almost clear pour with a tart green apple aroma and a similar flavor with a bigger touch of sweetness and yeast. Meh.
PorterPounder (5959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s 12 oz bottle. Pours and almost clear light golden, quick bubbly head on the pour that quickly dissipates. Aroma has some very faint sour Granny Smith notes. Flavor is very mellow with some light Granny Smith sourness, a touch of club soda - not exactly loaded down with flavor. Mouthfeel is slightly artificial and dry. Passable.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From the Trader Joe’s in Orland Park, IL - Hardly any color to this. It looks much like melted yellow snow except for the narrow ring of fizz around the top. It’s got an aroma of apple skins and tin. Very carbonated and gassy. The flavor presents more apple than the aroma, but not much. More of the skins and metal. The finish is sugar coated tin. They did this on purpose?
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a pale near transparent hint of peach body. Grain and apple tones, lingering salt and dry gritty sweetness. Waxy with a hint of fruit. Poor.
Suttree (5388) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells nice. Hard to mess up the aroma of a cider. Make it smell like apples. Easy. Taste is...well, sure, apples, but nothing else. No body, no depth of flavor. Just...apple juice. Very sweet juice.