Hard Cider Review: Ace Joker Hard Cider

26 September, 2013 | 0 Comments

Overview: Ace Joker Hard Cider is made by California Cider Company of Sonoma, California, and is that company’s driest offering, at 9g of sugar in a 12-oz bottle. Tasting Notes: Joker is drinkable, but I have to say I’m disappointed in it—it’s reasonably dry and refreshing but [...]

Hard Cider Review: Glider Cider by Colorado Cider Company

23 September, 2013 | 0 Comments

Overview: Glider Cider is a hard cider made by Colorado Cider Company of Denver, Colorado. It’s a relatively dry, natural cider whose ingredient list is all of two entries long: yeast and apple juice. Like the other Colorado Cider products, it is sulfited, however (this is generally done [...]

Perry Review: Pearsnickity Perry by Colorado Cider Company

19 September, 2013 | 0 Comments

Overview: Pearsnickity is a Perry (fermented pear juice) made by Colorado Cider Company of Denver, CO, a relatively new company in Colorado which produces a number of hard cider and related beverages. It is relatively mild, at 6% alcohol by volume, and, as you might imagine, is fruity and [...]

Hard Cider Review: JK Scrumpy’s Orchard Gate Gold

16 September, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Like JK Scrumpy’s Northern Neighbor, its Orchard Gate Gold cider has a crisp, tannic snap that I love. It doesn’t have the intense wild apple character that Northern Neighbor does, but it’s definitely chock full of cider apples. This would be an almost flawless example of [...]

Hard Cider Review: JK Scrumpy’s Northern Neighbor

14 September, 2013 | 4 Comments

Well, I’ve ruined my cider review strategy already. I had been planning on working my way up through reviews of some of the run-of-the-mill, commercial ciders before moving on to what I consider to be the main event: artisanal ciders made in a localized fashion with quality cider apples of [...]

Hard Cider Review: Crispin Natural Hard Apple Cider

12 September, 2013 | 1 Comment

I intended this post to be a simple review of Crispin’s flagship product, a hard apple cider which is intentionally drier (i.e., contains less sugar) than most commercial ciders on the market. And that’s what it starts with: a review. But when I started looking into the company’s [...]
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