tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 12, 2006
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Moderately cloudy amber-tinted orange. Offwhite head makes a brief appearance.
Soft, simple, inviting but dry nose that suggests apricots and flowers.
Initial flavor replicates aromas but then diffuses disappointingly fast, becoming watery and almost flavorless, leading to a very halfheartedly bitter finish.
Not much going on in this one.
johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Magic Hat #9...someone handed me a pint of this at the bar and said it was "kick a$$"...wait or did they say they were "going to kick my a$$"? Hmm...no matter. How do explain this beer? Ok, here goes...take a Yeungling lager, add a dash of hops, then add some apricot/peach flavor. That’s it, that’s the secret of Magic Hat #9.
mk70 (64) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting flavor with some peach and apricot. Tasted better second time around. Overall quite smooth.
frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has somewhat of a dish soap aroma. Nice appearance. Not a bad taste, rather interesting. If you are in to fruit beer this is pretty good , I guess.
Caleb1035 (63) - , North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours to golden/orange body with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Overall this beer smells and looks average but something about it puts it just a notch above average for me. A pretty decent brew.
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow pour, white foamy head... head sticks around a while, too.
Aroma of yeast, slight corn-like smell. Fruits like peach, pineapple, honeydew melon perhaps? Apricot, tangerine.
Taste... sweet, soft tartness. Slight saltiness.
Palate... moderate to high carbonation... moderately clean finish.
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have had this in the past on tap, however the rating was performed on a bottle. Nice pour with golden color. Very dissapointing aroma. Smelled somewhat like yeast, not pleasent. Fruity taste with citrousy overtone. Was pretty lame.
idbowman82 (62) - Painesville, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours very hazy and amber/gold in color. Very little head that dissipates almost immediately. The aroma is pretty straightforward: hops and apricot. The taste is about the same...malty with apricot. There is virtually no depth, and there is so little malt/hop in the actual taste that I found myself thinking i was tasting dried apricots soaked in a low-concentration rubbing alcohol. Not enjoyable, and certainly not something I’d recommend.
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was what I would call a very good beer. It was different from many beers but pleasing. Moderate hops and a clean finish. This is a beer I would recommend. I will definately drink this beer again.
tschof (61) - - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable fruity ale. Different taste. Likely only to drink this in the summer. Pretty good in a bucket of ice on the dock of the bay or at the beach