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Original Sin McIntosh

Review: McIntosh by Original Sin

Review Date: January 25, 2020

Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 6.00%

Cider Maker’s Description

In the early 19th Century, John McIntosh noticed a young apple tree growing on his property in Ontario, near the U.S. border. Enthralled by his discovery, he sold seeds to his neighbors hoping to popularize this new found apple. It took him years to realize that apples do not grow true to seed and varietal propogation could only be achieved through grafting. Today the McIntosh is commonly grown in Canada, New England, New York, and Michigan. This aromatic apple with a distinct white flesh and a vinous flavor is coveted for fresh eating and cider production.


  • hazy, pale yellow with a golden hint


  • very light carbonation


  • citrus, oranges, grassy, green,


  • red apple flesh, notes of stone fruit


  • sharp acidic bite on the tip of the tongue,


  • lasting red apple flavor

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Nothing more to add at this time… we might order another round.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Original Sin
New York, NY

Matthew Ostrander
Matthew favors dry hard ciders with body and leans towards traditional English styles, and he’s also developed a serious appreciation for hopped ciders and creative flavor infused ciders. Though he prefers sweets in solid forms, he does enjoy semi-sweet to sweet ciders responsibly when the mood strikes. Learn more about our Chief Cider Curator here.