paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is fruity. The appearance is light amber, with a thin head. The flavor is cmildly hoppy, with hints of apricot. It is pretty good, but the appearance and flavor seem fake and forced. I used to love this beer, before I knew good beer.
BBB63 (6393) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rich: The beer pours a slightly hazy pale gold hue with a fizzy head and goodlace. The aroma has notes of apricot, apple, and pear with some grassy hops notes, bready malt and hint of musty yeast. The taste is sort of bland at the beginning but then the fruit sharpeness and twang comes through on the finish and lingers on for quite a while. Sort of tastes like fruit salad, a little of everything, I get a little raspberry even in addition to the fruits discovered on the nose. NEATO! The feel is arghh, just so-so. I would like to seen it be a bit sharper on the palate. Overall, I didn’t know what to expect and enjoyed it, whatever it is.
TorreyP (1) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - APR 12, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very intreasting yet drinkable beer. Apricot and peach at the nose pale malt in middle. Dry hop bitterness through the finish, fades in after taste. A nice brew to match a kabob on a sunny day.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is peachy amber with a nice off white head...very citric aroma with oranges, pears, and apples...taste is all kinds of citric fruit...heavy on pears and oranges...bizarre bitter finish...not bad, just weird...
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - APR 9, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 Clear lighter amber, moderate to small head, some lacing and retention. Aroma is lightly fruity... aprocots? Sure. Very light APA style with a small fruity side. ZZZZZ
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weird disappearing rating. Rated recently via richlikebeer. I proceed again. Dark golden color with a thin wispy white head. Light fruit and sweet pale malt aromas. I don’t catch as much apricot as others. Sweet pale malt start with a light fruity middle, more in the lines of raisin and mild pears. Mild floral hops come in and help mellow te sweetness. Thinner and quite quenching.
BeerPharaoh (5) - Hackensack, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I truly enjoy Magic Hat #9. The subtle hints of apricot make this a great warm weather drink. Since I spend a lt of time in Vermont I can drink this a lot and I do.
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Magic Hat is one of my favorite brewing companies. This is their signature beer and a good choice. A very enjoyable beer to drink.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5326) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2011 Sampled this one on draft at Zeno’s in State College, PA. It poured a medium gold color with a small white head. There was a light sweet fruity aroma. The flavor was dry apricot with light malt notes underneath and a dry almost seed like flavor on the finish. Much dryer than I would have expected given the style and aroma. A pleasant beer overall and one I would get again.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is Magic Hat’s signature beer, a beautiful golden color with a nice spicy aroma. The taste is very appealing, a slight crispness, this is a good session beer.