Angry Orchard Apple Ginger
Hard Cider
Angry Orchard Cider Company
Cincinnati, OH
ABV: 5.0%

Jon:
3.4
Appearance
3/5
Aroma
6/10
Palate
3/5
Flavor
7/10
Overall
15/20
I think I'm spoiled from Mark's homemade cider, this stuff is just a tad too sweet for me. But really, it's the least sweet commercial hard cider that I've had, so just a "tad" too sweet is actually a thumbs up. The ginger is a nice touch, I'm a big fan of that.
Mark:
3.4
Appearance
3/5
Aroma
6/10
Palate
3/5
Flavor
5/10
Overall
14/20
This is one of the better commercial ciders I've tried. The ginger is a great idea. It's really reminiscent of ginger ale. I do think this cider could have been dryer and a bit less sweet. The ginger and apple flavor meld fantastically, but there is an overpowering, sickly sweet aftertaste. It's crisp, but still too sweet. Maybe they added more apple juice at the end or didn't let it ferment completely? But there's a bit too much sugar for me. I will, however, be adding some ginger to my next batch of homemade cider...Thank you, Angry Orchard:)
Jere:
3.9
Appearance
4/5
Aroma
7/10
Palate
4/5
Flavor
8/10
Overall
16/20
Kicking off our first official cider review! This one's got the apple-y goodness that you'd expect, with a touch of the ginger ale fused in. The 5% means I could probably down a few before they really started to hit me. Perhaps one of these weeks we'll have to swallow our pride and review some apple-tinis.

Latitude 48 IPA
India Pale Ale
Boston Beer Company
Boston, MA
ABV: 6%

Jon:
3.4
Appearance
3/5
Aroma
7/10
Palate
4/5
Flavor
8/10
Overall
12/20
Dark and foamy. Smells sweet, like brown sugar. Some tame bitterness in the nose. Tastes unique, definitely getting both the English and American hops. Nicest thing I've had from Sam Adams. Ever.
Mark:
3.4
Appearance
3/5
Aroma
6/10
Palate
5/5
Flavor
7/10
Overall
13/20
I do have to agree that this is the best offering I've seen from Sam Adams. Dark copper color with a light cream head, which dissipates almost immediately. First sip - floral bitterness with a bit of resinous aftertaste. Very slightly sweet in the middle. Nicely hopped for Sam!
Jere:
3.3
Appearance
3/5
Aroma
7/10
Palate
3/5
Flavor
7/10
Overall
13/20
Pretty dark and bitter, although I probably shouldn't expect too much from Sam... This one blends American, German, and English hops, which seems to have the effect of quite an increase in hoppiness.

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