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Cider Review: Finnriver Cranberry Rosehip

3 January, 2016 | 0 Comments

While I’m on a roll with specialty, fruit-added ciders, I thought I’d share a few thoughts with you on Finnriver’s Cranberry Rosehip cider. The concept sounded intense, and this cider did not disappoint on that [...]

Cider Review: Ace SPACE Bloody Orange Craft Cider

1 January, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently received a bottle of Ace’s new SPACE Bloody Orange Craft Cider–a cider fermented with blood orange puree. While the result is not what I’d call apple-centric, it makes for an interesting Mimosa of [...]

Cider Review: Cherry Daze by Big B’s Hard Cider

31 January, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cherry Daze is a semi-sweet hard cider from Big B’s Hard Cider of Hotchkiss, CO. Made from organic apple juice produced onsite at their own orchards, the crisp apple character of this cider is also accompanied by ample amounts of tart Montmorency [...]

Cider Review: Johnny Appleseed

16 January, 2015 | 6 Comments

I’m tempted to say that John Chapman–Johnny Appleseed–would be turning over in his grave if he knew about the quality of the commercial cider that now bears his name, but to be honest, I have no idea how good or bad the cider he had in life was. But one thing I do know: Johnny [...]

Perry Review: Ross-On-Wye Traditional

13 January, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ross-On-Wye’s Medium Dry Still Perry is an uncarbonated, farmhouse Perry from the UK made from Perry pears. It’s slightly funky, complex, and–in this reviewer’s [...]

Cider Review: The Bad Apple

14 December, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Bad Apple is a strong (10.5% abv!), oaked, honey-fortified cider from Two Towns Ciderhouse. Highly carbonated, fairly dark, with a crabby bite and some oak complexity, Bad Apple certainly is bolder than many of the dry, west-coast ciders I’ve [...]

Cider Review: Two Rivers’ Gravenstein Hard Apple Cider

29 August, 2014 | 0 Comments

First up, my apologies for the long hiatus…I’ve been quite busy of late on the work and personal front. But time and cider (or was that time and tide) wait for no man, and so here we are. Again. Once more into the breach. Two Rivers Gravenstein may be the U.S’s [current] answer to [...]

Cider Review: Hogan’s Panking Pole

9 May, 2014 | 0 Comments

Despite having what, at first blush–if you’re wired like me–seems to be a dirty name, this cider is a gem. A rather large gem, truth be told, in an all-too-convenient, 3-liter bag-in-box package…as my companions, Dick and Diane Dunn, and I discovered over the course of [...]

Cider Review: Bite Hard by Boonville Cider House

17 April, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bite Hard Apple Cider is the cider Smith & Forge secretly wants to be but falls short of. Dry, crisp, quite tart, and clean, Bite Hard packs a bitter bite that reminds me a bit of a milder version of Wickson by Wandering Aengus, with a bitterness that more closely resembles a hard, [...]
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