hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Been to a hair salon lately? I think this beer was too. The aroma reminds me of hair dye and perfume. Unfortunately, it tastes like hair dye too. Perhapo I had a bad bottle. Regardless, I’ll leave this one for the stylists to enjoy. Yuck!!
ross (2139) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hm, not bad, not great either. i couldnt drink more than the 22 oz i bought of it though. pours orange colored. strong smell of apricot. apricot taste too, but this is a kind of pleasent taste to accompany the brew. not something i would buy again, but its not something to pour out either. worth trying once.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is like eating a bucket of buttered popcorn, whew! Lots of apricot in the aroma, even when the bottle is first popped. Slightly overwhelming. This is like eating a piece of white bread toast with lots of butter and apricot jam, not cloying our sour, but definitely over the top. As the cap says, ’you can win, if you can grin.’
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange. fast rising bubble and lively white head. Sea salt and dry apricot nose. Very fruity throughout, dry at the back of my throat. Some strange bitter and sour notes wrestled at the finish. I also found some strange rotten-like flavor lurking in the finish.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice lacing - apricot blast. Nice complex nose to match. Buttery all the way!
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle at Tom’s 30th in New Haven. This is an improvement over the earlier Coronas. Mildly hopped, modest body, hint of apricots?
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This apricot ale is a bit artificial. Tastes of iron. A sweet taste, but not like beer. More like soda.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dan, Thanks for sending me the collection of Magic Hat, Great Trade!
Pours a copper colored body and a bountiful, fluffy, frothy white head. The aroma is very fruity.. mostly apricots and peach... I was not expecting this at all. I take a swig… yep, more peach and apricot, a tangy hoppy bite in the finish, some malty notes of toasted wheat bread. The palate is medium, and boy, this beer leaves tons of lacing along the glass. This was a pretty good…. Oh, I thought it was a fruit beer after sampling it, but I was under the impression before hand that it was an APA for some reason…
sloth (2788) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized white head, good retention and lace spattered all over. Clear light copper color. Flowery, fruity nose of apricots, nice. Med/light body. clean apricot flavor with a hint of malt. A nice fruit ale. Its no Aprihop, but its a decent brew.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Hazy orange color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is of Apricots and Peaches. and made me expect a tart flavor. This is a light bodied beer, with a light, fizzy feel. The flavor is slighlty nutty and fruity, with a strong apricot flavor. Hops flavors are present but subdued. Short finish. Intense carbonation detracts from the mouthfeel.
Re-rate 9/13/2007: Not much to add, my notes were very similar to the rating above, the score virtually identical.