Cider Review: Cider Riot! Rudy’s Cranberry Hibiscus Cider


From Portland, Oregon – Cider Riot! is a growing urban cidery dedicated to producing high quality ciders from local apples and ingredients. “With tradition as our guide and our roots firmly planted in the rich soils of our bioregion, our urban cidery produces refreshing, flavorful ciders.”

Rudy’s Cranberry Hibiscus Cider has a brilliant cranberry ruby red hue, the clear bottle does well to show you what’s inside. So stop your messing around, and do as the press release invites you to “don your most festive cardigan, drop the needle on the hi-fi”, Pouring this in the glass, just looking at this beautiful cider you know it belongs on your holiday feast table. Rudy’s offers up pleasant carbonation levels, intense lemony tartness and dark berry richness from the hibiscus and cranberry aromas, not overly sweet, an easy to drink off-dry cider. Rudy’s delivers subtle floral tannins, a light medium mouthfeel that finishes with lingering refreshing cranberry tartness.

Rudy’s is a 6% abv seasonal Cranberry Hibiscus cider from Cider Riot!, packaged in soda style two liter bottle “action growler” flagons and now in glass bottles. “Made with cold-pressed Northwest cranberry juice from Starvation Alley Cranberry farms, and local apples, accented with Mexican hibiscus flowers, Rudy’s is sure to bring a sparkle to you evening.”

Also worth mentioning is that if you are in Portland you need to stop in and visit the recently opened Cider Riot! Public House: 807 NE Couch to taste their ciders and experience the Cider Riot pub scene.