Cherry Bomb – Julian Hard Cider (Julian, CA, USA)


Cherry Bomb (Apple-Cherry Cider) – Julian Hard Cider, 6.99% AB, 22 fl. oz., (Julian, California, USA)

printed on the back of the bottle:

“Our mission at Julian Hard Cider is to produce the highest-quality traditional ciders with ingredients harvested from sustainable American farms. We present to you CHERRY BOMB… a 100% natural elixir, handcrafted with juice from the famed Montmorency Cherry. This intensely flavored powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants is celebrated for its health benefits and anti-aging properties. Blended with our premium hard apple cider you have the perfect  balance of tart and sweet with a respectable 6.99% ABV. We’re not saying by drinking Julian Hard Cider CHERRY BOMB you’ll live forever… it just might feel that way.”


  • Style: (flavoured – Montmorency Cherry) Apple Cider
  • Taste: Big tangy sweet deep cherry background apple cloying sugars
  • Where I got it : Costco / Portland
  • How much: $6.50 USD – 22 fl.oz., November 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: good but not great

Visual: Pours clear dark cherry red, no head, tight clusters of micro active streams.

Nose: tangy mildly woody cherry juice, background apple. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp acidic bite

Mid-palate: tangy deep cherry juice, (lvl-8-sweetness), light-med acidic sour, apple cider background

Finish: residual tart, fruity cherry exhale, cloying tangy apple sugars,
hint of cinnamon

Summary: Big cherry flavour, a bomb indeed. Lots of tartness, rich, albeit-predictable cherry flavour; it becomes cloying halfway through the bottle.