Rogue Fruit Salad Cider

Posted: October 8, 2015 in Cider, Reviews, Rogue Brewery

Rogue is really branching out these days. A few years ago, I remember them putting out some whiskey and now they’ve expanded to ciders. After investigating their website for a couple of minutes, it looks like this is the only cider that is currently available, but knowing Rogue, they will be putting out more in upcoming months.


ABV: 6.4%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Rich purple in color, this dry cider has a bright berry nose which is followed by a tart and juicy fruit flavor. A touch of sweetness makes this tangy cider supple and refreshing.”

Random: I like Rogue’s graphic design and this bottle is no exception.

This cider poured with absolutely no head on top of a murky, purple colored body. Despite the cloudiness, there was light carbonation visible. The nose was very fruity, as expected. I picked up a lot of floral and berry notes. The taste had intense tartness. Up front, I got cranberry and sour cherries. After a few sips, I picked up some blueberry and strawberry notes too. But, since the tartness was so intense, it all but overwhelmed these flavors. It had a medium thick body with light carbonation. The finish was lengthy with tartness and lots of berries. This was $9.99 for the bomber ($.45 per ounce). This wasn’t a bad cider (although Val wasn’t a big fan of it), and was definitely unique, but I would have preferred if the tartness was toned down just a bit to let the other flavors shine.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

  1. cidersays says:

    I remember being very disappointed by this. I was expecting a sweeter cider with bold fruit flavors, but it was quite dry and more tart than fruity, as you also noticed. The purple/pink hue was actually the most enjoyable part of it for me lol. Rogue actually makes at least three ciders: Fruit Salad, Pink Gin, and 7-Hop. I haven’t tried the other two as they didn’t sound like something I’d like, especially considering my disappointment with the Fruit Salad.

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