Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a bit fruity, with some earhty hops. Nice orange body. Flavor is of tropical fruit (apricot apparently) woven into a good American pale. Easy drinker and tasty.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Manayunk event. Pours gold, with aroma of malt, hops, slight citrus, and slight fruit. Tastes like a somewhat fruity, less hoppy pale, with a decent finish. Not bad.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my personal favorites. Has a very nice clean golden look to it. There is a enticing aroma of apricot and hops and a big and natural fruit flavor that meshes nicely with the malt. The hops are present and don't hide behind the apricot, but are not the main part of this beer. I bring back a 6 every time I go to New England.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Amber/orange in color with a small white head. Good hop flavor that is moderated by the apricots. Easy drinking; an very good beer that I'd never turn down.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy orange with a average head. Small apricot flavor and scent. Somewhat bitter, but enjoyable.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Not a bad beer. I'm just not a big fan of Apricots. Kind of took away the hoppiness for me.
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Amber color with a very thin head. Aroma of fruit, mainly apricots. Very interesting taste... fruity and crisp with nice malty blend and finish.
shadey (1916) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer for just every day drinking. Light color, great flavor. A different and very enjoyable beer.
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was cider-like, amber body and thin off-white head. Aroma had more than an essence of apricot. This was a great, refreshing beer. Apricot flavor did not taste processed, it's natural flavor blended well with the malt for a perfect level of sweetness. Magic Hat has brewed a solid beer with #9.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have been partial to this beer for many years. Hazy orange and gold, creamy white head. Lots of apricot, earth and malt in the nose. Similar in taste, but you actually can feel the bittering hops battle the fruit to the end. Medium bodied with a dryish finish. Easy drinking on a warm summer day. I'll never kick #9 aside.