XO (52) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this beer on tap and I really liked it. A very nice aroma with a slight fruit taste. I thought it was peach but my drinking buddy said it was apricot. Light bodied, short, white head. It went down quick so I ordered another!
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Much much better on tap. I did not like the bottle. I donít care for fruit beers, but this was pleasant. Good color, nice head, Crisp.
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer brought back from Vermont for me. Nice peachy color, light, but full of flavor.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A confusing label here. "not quite pale ale" What does that mean? "natural flavor added" Which ones? If you "read" the psychedlic/op-art label, youíll find the image of an apricot. I still donít know why itís called #9..
Peachy color, with a short, white head. Aroma is the very essence of apricots! I read that itís "a pale ale with a spritz of apricot essence." Some spritz! Thatís the cheif aromatic, and flavor, but, I donít mind, I love apricots! Texture is full and welcome. Light body, good hop play on the palate, but very little bitterness. Malt is in adequate supply. A very tasty , bright, delicious ale, that I enjoyed.
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Biere au arome et gout de malt.Legerement houblone.Une pale ale tres simple rien díexceptionnel.Je ne goute aucun gout de fruit ou autre je ne sais pas pourquoi on la classe dans les fruti beer.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 A refreshing summer favorite of mine, though an old bottle or keg can really make it unremarkable. Toasty malt mixes with a sweet apricot flavor that would probably be complimented by more of a hop profile. Sometimes finishes a bit stale. Nevertheless, a nice cold #9 really hits the spot on a hot summer day.
Loddeer (171) - USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have had this a few times, and have been pleasantly surprsed. For a fruit beer it does not come across too sweet, has a nice transition from start to finish. Out of the Magic Hat beers I have tried, I believe this one is one of their better offerings.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
orange koolaid with a head-- thatís how it looks, tiger-orange but oh so thin. this poor tiger might need life-support. the head, like cheap carpeting, wears down to the floor way too soon. very fruity aroma suggests some character, but itís more fruit than solid body. itís like the peach resin-soaked cotton coveralls of an orchard worker, that is: chewing gum fruitiness mixed with dry muslin fibers. soft bristles of carbonation donít impede the well-irrigated dried orange peel flavor, moderate sweetness and bitterness, sod grass malts, and a finish like citrus-flavored envelope glue. the combination of lots of inoffensive cool water and clarion apricot-lemon cough drop flavoring makes for a very mild and ostensibly sincere refreshment.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours slightly hazy golden, small white milk froth like head, lively carbonation, with so-so lacing. † Slight grainy/cereal like aroma, with hints of gooseberries. † Forwardly matly, some cereal, with a soft floral and fruity like flavor. † Decent body, medium mouthfeel. † Finishes slightly sweet, crisp, with what I think to be gooseberry, currant, and maybe some raspberry. † Not bad. † Thanks goes out to jah noth for the trade!
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the RPI Pub Clubhouse. Pale red in color with almost no head. The aroma is very slight and difficult to distinguish. The taste however is quite refreshing. Notes of a pale ale come through, with a hoppy character. Also prevalent is a smooth yet hard-to-identify fruit flavor. A decent drink.