otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
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.
bpreo (3043) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
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.
On tap at Worthy Brewing Company in Bend, Oregon. Nothing mind blowing, but still good. Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
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 (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
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 (1474) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
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 (3856) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
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.
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 (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2013
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 (145) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
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. cubs (10745) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
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.