beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wasn’t sure what to expect from this "flavored not quite pale ale" Poured a nice orange color w/ a moderate quickly diminishing head. Definately had a sweet, citrus aroma & taste up front. That flavor stayed w/you throughout but wasn’t overpowering. I’m not generally a fan of flavored/fruit beers but I enjoyed this one. Refreshing
EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 A long-overdue re-rate, was probably my second or third micro. Bottle. Lemon-citrus aroma, big perfume somewhere between rosehips and raspberries with a bit of apricot cough syrup mixed in. Noisy orange pour with a fizzy beige head. Malty, chalky, cough syrup taste, apricot and a touch of grain. Medium body with a bit of carbonation. Nice, and different, but a big disappointment from what I remember. Surely wouldn’t refuse another, though.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
probably the best of the magic hat brands goes down smooth with a hint of fruit probably a decent beer to drink after dinner
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Three quarter pint brown bottle purchased from Home Service Beer Beverage Discount Center, Glenview, NY. Hazy amber hued pale ale with nice apricot and malty aroma. No discernable head and carbonation. Light-to-medium bodied. Starts and finishes with a slightly sweet synthetic apricot flavor. No discernable hop. Though not my cup of tea, this is an interesting drinkable fruit flavored beer.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear amber color without much head. There is a little taste of hops mixed with fruits, the taste of apricot is noticable. This is a decent beer.
Gachupines (1091) - USA - DEC 2, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber/golden with a thin head. Aroma is somewhat musty and fruity. Taste is malty, weak hops, and some fruit. Nothing too impressive here, probably wouldn’t pick it up again.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 22, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
i had only heard of this beer, living on the west coast. i was eager to try it when i went to boston. surprisingly many bars/pubs have it on draft. poured light golden brown with little to no head. nose of musty fruits of apricots and apples. mouth pushes the same with a week backbone of maltor wheat and flat hops. thin and weak. what a horrible beer and disapointment. why the hell do they sell this crap? engine engine #9, you suck bro!
Rib Eye (148) - USA - NOV 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weirdly fruity too hoppy palealish concoction. Not impressed. It seems as gimmicky as Magic Hat’s truly annoying and unnavigable website.
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin white head dissipates quickly. Cloudy orange color. Dry, fruity taste with a sweet aftertaste on the palate. Creamy and full, though it feels like it should more like a wheat beer. Fun to drink.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Filter-bright golden orange with avg head. Dried apricot and bread crust aroma - like some toast with apricot ham. Slightly creamy, too-thick body. Comes across as a little starchy/pasty. Sort of a "good" version of Pyramid’s Apricot Ale - if such a thing exists.