This stuff has grown on me. When I first had it, in the Saracen’s Head in Worcester (UK) on draft, the jury was out! But since - and sometimes because there was nothing else - I’ve had Inch’s. It’s on a massive marketing drive at the moment, with the mighty Heineken behind it, thrusting this cider under all of our noses.
Speaking of its nose, it’s fairly light and non existent but its taste is where it counts. Inch’s declares it’s a medium cider, but I’d sway it more towards medium-sweet - and let’s face it, it’s aimed at the 18-34 demographic.
Inch’s has a lovely golden amber colour, light fizz and a caramel and vanilla kick on first sip - then the apple follows through - and it delivers - and the caramel and vanilla kicks on again.
It’s another Herefordshire cider so you can’t go wrong really - it’s short to medium in length with a pleasant aftertaste.
I sat at the Malvern Spa sipping this all day on Monday - and was very happy.
I’d give it 4/5 if it wasn’t quite as sweet - and I’d love them to produce a dry version - but let’s face it - there’s surely more side products down the line once this initial launch is completed? (My guess is a ‘dark’ version and more fruit based entires, it’ll do well at the festivals!).
Inch’s was a small set up that’s now gone mass-produced (so I believe) - and I’m sure it’ll continue to grab it’s market share.
At 4.5% you can keep going on this stuff, but don’t expect anything too complex. It’s mass-produced now so very much tastes of alcoholic apple juice.
Reviewed on 09 Aug 2022