Sunday, October 16, 2016

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple (2016 re-review)


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20ChadPolenz (1698) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: C1A New World Cider

AROMA: Semi-sweet apple aroma though not especially juicy. Subtle acidic note. Standard cider aroma. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Lager-like shade of gold. High clarity, Slow, steady CO2. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderate dry cider up front, though it becomes sweeter on the second half. Flavor is akin to apple juice but with less natural sugar. Slight tartness on the finish lingers briefly into the aftertaste. Tasty and enjoyable, but not exactly amazing. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; not as crisp and effervescent as advertised. Mild acidity in the aftertaste is easily tolerable. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: It’s a solid, enjoyable, drinker-friendly cider. Not bad at all but certainly nothing special. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 36/50

NOTE: Here's my original 2012 review: