OldGrowth (2138) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: So-so nose Fruity, apricot peach. Light orange golden color. Dried fruit taste with a slight hop background. Quick watery finish. Has that summer beer theme going on. Kinda refreshing. Should of pumped up the fruit. Another mediocre offering from a Magic Hat.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden and slightly hazy with a effervescent head that dissipated quickly. Aromas of citrus and fruit with a bit of graininess (wheat?) to it. Palate is quite thin and I found it slightly watery. Flavors of honey, orange and corriander stand out. Slight metallic aftertaste.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not too impressed with this one. Tasted like a pale ale with a slight hint of apricots. Some apricots in the nose. Overall not too much goin on here.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2003 Delicious and fruity flavoured beer. Great for its type. #9 is a-ok in my book. I had a liter of this stuff at stuff yer face in NB, NJ. Delicious
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice ale with a hint of apricot. Light enough to get absolutely hammered, but strong enough that you don't want to. Excellent "anytime" beer.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Both the aroma and taste are dominated by apricot. Not much hop flavor. Light bodied. Mouth-feel similar to that of a an ESB.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a good pour a good head follows.Never had a problem w/ this unique brew.The apricots smell of sufites though(problem#1?)Good orange almost Ipa appearance.Taste is good fake apricots w/ anchor style malts & some decent hops.A beer that has not let me down so far after all these...beers
MaBeer1972 (1148) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2003 What on Earth is this stuff? I was at a party last year when someone handed me one. It tastes like it's 150 years old! Pure crap! Unfortunately this is the lowest rating this site will allow me.
jwest (10) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fruity. Other reviewers says it's apricot, so I'll go along with that but the aroma and flavor are more of a generic fruitiness. Mouthfeel is sweet and a touch too watery. Best described as drinkable and interesting but not distinguished.
1more4dessert (294) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light ale with a hint of non-synthetic apricot essence. Not overly sweet. A bit to thin and hop starved for my taste.