TheOnionKnight (1) - - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m not a big fan of the commercial ciders out on the market. They tend to be overly sweet and unnaturally low in apv. The colors even seem aberrant. This cider is refreshing, and gets right to the point.
It doesn’t have a strong aroma and looks/tastes very clean. It’s hard to believe that it’s 7% apv. Quality cider, and one I’d consider going back to if in the mood for a cider.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Trinity. Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white head. Sweet floral apples and honey. Medium bodied, sweet with light alcohol peeking through early on. Apples and honey, apple juice. Sweet finish with lingering warm alcohol.
AirForceHops (2717) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle that LiteWait shared with me. Typical clear color. Normal carbonation for a cider. Sweet apple nose. Crisp apple flavors, not too sweet and has a light, nice finishing tartness. Very fresh. A good 7% ABV on this one. Could be the cleanest, most enjoyable cider I had to date.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First of all it’s made in Newport RI Vineyards. Had on tap at Trinity Brewhouse in Providence Rhode Island. Color is clear with a mint green tint to it. Very little to no carbonation. Aroma is sweet apples and grapes. Reminds me of Motts Apple Juice. Taste is of sweet apples, alcohol and hint of tart grapes in the finish leaving you thirsting for more. Very clean, crisp and easy to drink. However, be careful, as the 7% hits you in the end. Left me feeling it long after enjoying it. One of the best ciders I’ve had. I bought a bottle of it at a Rhode Island Liquor store called Nikki’s.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL Bottle, purchased in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Gentle wafting dessert apple aroma, clean. Pours a very, very pale golden, with no head and just a touch petillant. Flavors are nice and fresh. Bright, crisp apple flavors, a bit sweet, but with some nice finishing tartness. Mostly balanced. A little clean and plain, but better than I expected based on my conception of the winery and the appearance of the label.
Gpnterojd (176) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an almost cloudy yellowy green -- at least, into a white plastic hotel cup. Pleasant, light appley aroma. Sweet apple flavour, less bitter than others I’ve tried. Lacks any skunkiness. Some alcohol (vodka-like) noticeable. Effervescent. Dry finish has a hint of bitterness.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a funky label picked up at the store a couple of months ago. 2006 vintage. Pours yellow/gold with some fizziness. Smells of tarte apples and on the crisp side. Some lemony hints also present. Tastes of apples and sweet with an decent underlying tartness. Finish is dry. Decent.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ML Botte Vintage 2007, From Newport Vineyards. Poured into a pint glass with a small fizzy dissapating head and crystal clear colour. Aroma of champagne and light apples. Initial taste is vinous and macintosh apples are again light and more of a champagne taste breaks through. I wouldnt call this your normal apple cidar. Slight dry in the finish.
beerbill (3271) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Newport Vineyards. Now sold under the name Rhody Coyote Hard Apple Cider. Based on my discussion with the folks at Newport Vineyards, each year’s cider is slightly different. This is because the apples are purchased from local growers and the blend can vary from year to year. This bottle had a decidedly McIntosh aroma and flavor, which I enjoyed very much. Not at all sour or yeasty. Light in appearance and light on the tongue as well. Perhaps a touch dry, but also a bit of sweetenss too. I would imagine they have improved upon this since the last rating, which would explain the name change. Also, no longer sold in growlers - available in 750 ml bottles.
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wax-sealed growler purchased at Haxton’s in Warwick, RI. Has sour apple aroma with some funky weird old refridgerator freon notes. Transparent pear-green blonde color. Extremely pale even for a cider. No head. Sweet apple taste to start--mild at best. Middle is mildly sour and astringent with a mustiness. Bitter finish and mildly harsh. Quite dry. Not recommended.