skippapotamus (29) - USA - AUG 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at Mellow Mushroom, Raleigh. Deep gold, intense aroma but not too strong. Nice flavor, complex, but was hard to pick out much individually.
bisgute (5) - USA - AUG 23, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good but not great. I donít really see what all the fuss is about. I canít even really taste the apricots that much. It is definitely more like a lager to me.
brigg (577) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2006
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle) Hazy golden orange body with a airy white head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is powerful - I thought oranges and then raspberries, but the bottle says "brewed with the essence of apricots", and maybe thatís it. Hops are also present in the aroma. Up to this point everything was good, but I was very disappointed when I took a sip. Not as sweet as I expected, slightly bitter, but overall devoid of any real flavor. It was also very thin on the palate.
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled -Tried this.. its my 1st Magic Hat brew.. and let me just say I HATE APRICOT BEERS!! not a good mix.. why the hell is it so popular? anyways.. smells and tastes of apricots. with a slight hop finish.. not getting this again
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Cabana in Cape May, NJ. Poured a clear amber with minimal head. Aroma of hops, fruit and yeast. Very interesting flavor -- had a good hop presence but not piney, a malt sweetness mixed with apricots. Very refreshing and really a unique taste, quite satisfying. Iíll definitely get this again.
patrick767 (3827) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle - Pours orangish with a thin head. The aroma is of apricots and a little malt. Yep, this seems to be another apricot beer. Itís my second, and left me more convinced that apricot is not a flavor that typically goes well with beer. What youíve got is a too thin beer with apricots (extract?) thrown in the mix. It finishes crisp and I suppose refreshing, but Iím just not into the flavor and thinness.
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky orangish light brown in color with white head. Smell is sweet and fruity, very pleasant. Taste is nutty, grainy malt, that leaves a great all around flavor in its path.
sirsirus (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight apricot flavors, medium carbonation, cloudy colouring, a bit of body and quite appropriately named. Fresh, juicy, crisp and refreshing. In its class/price range a good bargin.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly clouded copper body with a very small white head. Nose is orange zest. Taste is orange peels, pine tree, birch bark. Light, watery with no hop character. Very light acidity. Boring but refreshing. I really donít understand why this is by far their most popular beer. Subliminal message? number 9, number 9, number 9Ö
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught: aroma was slightly fruity, possibly appricot. from the aroma and fruit flavor I really thought that this beer was made with simcoe hops. The flavor was a melange of different hop varieties, with a fruity backbone, that couldnít quite be placed. palate was medium. It was okay