Claves77 (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
translucent golden color, thin white lace, bland pale ale smell with some spice. Overall a nice taste that stays even throughout.
radarsock (894) - Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Had in town. $4.50 the bottle hiding in a barely-visible fridge under the cash register. It was a rusty golden beer; sustained a thin, white-ringed head barely a fingernail in length, for over 10 minutes of sitting. Tastes and smells of LME, lime-flavored seltzer, burnt plastic, lemon zest, stale garlic, melon rind, and apricot fruit leather (it’s brief, but it’s there). As Adam said, definitely experienced some underlying peppery flavor resmembling mild spice and earth. Meh. Instantly forgotten. Not bad, just not worth remembering. Everything comes all at once in this staggeringly feeble Magic Hat brew. I didn’t find it very cohesive.
fordest (1972) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at The Charles Town Casino. Smallish head deep golden color. Nice fruity aromas. Apricot. Peach. Pineapple. Fake cherry. Flavor fell off a bit. Candy cherry lingers and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Would have liked to just sit and smell it.
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
AdamJackson (2515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark orange / brown. Nose is spicy, herbal and fruity. Taste is peppery with a bit of apricot and pear-like taste. dry finish but a bit too sweet.
uncleben113 (7) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle bought in Chicago. Pours a slightly hazy, light gold with a hue of orange. Aroma is of malty sweetness and fruit. Very low hop character and I get hints of plum and apple. Flavor is slightly bitter right up front that quickly fades into moderate malty sweetness that lasts for a majority of the taste. Fruitiness is apparent with hints of apricot and citrus. I get the impression of stale hops and very little bitterness. The mouthfeel is pretty light and sticky. The back end of the taste is a lingering bitterness and metallic flavor. Overall,not a bad beer. This would be an OK beer for a day
tbnguy (5) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A refreshing beer for a hot summer day. Slight fruity aroma. Taste is a little too sweet for me, but a nice easy thirst quencher.
drsandman (240) - New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orange, med off white head. Aroma is funky apricot preserves, cereal, stale citrus hop. Flavor is fairly sweet apricot, bready malt. Med body, avg carbo. #gatewaybeer
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
De geur is heel goed, een echt abrikozenbier maar de smaak daarentegen is een serieuze tegenvaller.
mothergoose311 (14) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice apricot beer! Very light and refreshing! Pours clear and golden. Perfect for a summer day!
chinchill (1756) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
served in standard pint glass
HOPS: Cascade & Apollo / MALTS: Pale, Crystal
A- yellow-golden. Pours with nearly 2-fingers of attractive off-white head; quickly drops to nice full coat. exceptional lace coating on glass as level drops.
S - very fruity; Apricots!; detectable toasted malts. Highly distinctive (and hard to rate).
T- sweet; mildly malty; unusual. Definitely "not quite pale ale". A slight bitterness eventually emerges in the finish. IBU = 20
M - pleasant; effervescent
O: crisp & refreshing; very good hot weather brew. Also works for me in the other 3 seasons.
(Notes from 10/2010 bottle)