Hard cider has been gaining in popularity over the years, and Angry Orchard has been leading the charge with its wide variety of delicious flavors. One such flavor is the Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry, which I recently enjoyed, thanks to a generous gift from Angry Orchard. This cider is a bold, dark cider with a rich cherry flavor that will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed. I have never tried a hard cider, and I have to say, I am hooked.
How it’s made
The cider itself is made from a blend of culinary and bittersweet apples, with a special focus on the bittersweet variety. These apples are known for their high tannin content, which gives the cider a bold, almost bitter flavor that perfectly complements the sweetness of the cherries. Yum!
The cherries used in Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry are sourced from the Pacific Northwest, where the climate and soil are perfect for growing these flavorful fruits. The cherries are hand-picked at the peak of ripeness and blended with the cider to create a unique and refreshing drink. It’s the perfect combo of sweet and sour.
One of the things that set Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry apart from other ciders is its dark, rich color. This is achieved by using a special blend of roasted malts, which gives the cider its rich color and adds depth to the flavor profile. The malts give the cider a slight smokiness that perfectly complements the cherry flavor, creating a complex and satisfying taste.
Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry is easy to drink
Another thing that makes Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry unique is its alcohol content. At 6.5% ABV, it is one of the stronger ciders on the market. This makes it perfect for those who want a little more kick to their drink.
Despite its strength, Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry is surprisingly easy to drink. The bold flavors of the cherries and roasted malts are balanced by the crispness of the apples, making for a refreshing and light drink. I’ll enjoy it immensely on the deck this spring and summer; however, as I patiently await warmer weather, I am going to indulge in Hardcore Dark Cherry at 5:00 now and then. Don’t judge.
Pairing Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry
In terms of food pairings, I could see this going well with a variety of dishes. Its bold flavor could pair well with rich, savory foods like grilled meats and hearty stews, and for sure, some sweet and spicy dishes, like BBQ ribs or spicy Asian cuisine. And, of course, it pairs perfectly with desserts like cherry pie or chocolate cake.
The Hardcore Cherry Challenge
Feeling adventurous, or dare I say, sexy? Angry Orchard has a contest going on and you only have a few days left to prove to the world you can tie a cherry stem into a knot. There’s just one catch — you must tie the knot with your tongue. While at your favorite watering hole, ask the bartender for a cherry with a stem and have your bestie video you as you tie the cherry stem in a knot using your tongue. Follow the rules for the contest and post your video on social media using #HardcoreCherryChallenge and tagging @AngryOrchard.
They’ll select winners at random and surprise them with eight six-packs of the 8% ABV Angry Orchard Hardcore. And if you’re impressive enough to complete the challenge in under eight seconds, Angry Orchard will send one lucky winner $8,000 in cold, hard cash and a year’s supply of Hardcore. Not bad for a little tongue-tying! Still, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Only 15% of all people are blessed with tongue-tying talent. Could it be you?
In conclusion, Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry is a delicious and unique cider that is sure to please anyone who enjoys a bold and flavorful drink. Its rich cherry taste, dark color, and complex flavor profile make it stand out from other ciders on the market. So, if you’re looking for a new drink, try Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry. You won’t be disappointed!