Hard Cider Ratings

I don't like beer. A friend once brought over some hard cider, and I got hooked. But not all hard ciders are created equal.
Brand Grade Comments
Anthem Hops D Dry, odd aftertaste
Austin Eastciders Pineapple C Not very pineapple-y, not very sweet
Hornsby's B Good taste, not quite perfect.
Fox Barrel Pear Cider B sweet and fruity but a little thin
Hawk Knob Appalachian Hard Cider C Has a bit of a different taste. Not sweet or spicy, but interesting
Jack's Helen's Blend B sweet but a little watery
K Cider A DISCONTINUED. Good stuff
Magner's C Good taste, somewhat watery.
Sonoma: the Pitchfork A Good taste, good aromatics, somewhat watery.
Woodchuck Amber A Thick, tastes like apples.
Woodchuck Gumption C Thin, watery, tastes like apples, sweet
Woodchuck Hopsation C does not taste much like apples
Woodchuck Winter B tastes a little of berries
Woodpecker F Thin and watery. Barely tastes of apples.

by Mordechai T. Abzug <morty+www@frakir.org>
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