omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magic Hat Beer Tasting, Brighton, MA -- This is much better from a tap than from a bottle. The golden honey color was extremely eye pleasing, and the hoppy aroma with the faint sweet scent of apricot essence made the nose happy. The taste had a bitter front, which was actually very easy on the tongue (due to underhopping). The hints of apricot in the finish slowly gave way to a nice bitter aftertaste. This is SO not the beer I had from a bottle.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
peachy aroma, peaches throughout with a peachy/malty finish, a classic Phish show beer drank at a Phish show so has to get some points
desurfer (1259) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good beer for the summer, but too fruity for my taste. The apricot is overwhelming. Still, I would buy this again.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 The first time I had this beer I thought it was great! I was like wow! It seemed to be bursting with so many flavors. The second time I drank it I thought of hair spray.
jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong apricot aroma, definately noticable on all levels. Great orange colour you'd expect from a nice pale ale. Good peach and apricot tones, but not enough beer tones. Some malt detected, but no hops...not a great beer.
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasantly light peach and apricot aroma and flavor dominate this beer... until the end when you're left with very watered down fruit juice.
Frank (3533) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2003 Pale. Decent head. I like this and I found it interesting with its strong notes of apricot. However, that's about all there is too it. Hops and malt are very mild and are overwhelmed by the fruity sweetness.
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light copper body with quickly vanishing white head. Aroma is earthy hoppy, somewhat sweet, some apricot fruitiness. Taste is light -- moderately sweet apricot that’s tempered by some mild earthy hoppiness. Somewhat sticky on the palate, detracting from its summer-beer feeling.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I just didn’t like this one. Maybe I’m not a fruit beer fan.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is weird, wild stuff. Still can’t figure it out. Odd color, odd balance. For some reason, I like it though.