Casteel420 (59) - Bristol, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) Aroma almost knocked me over or gave me a headache. It tastes more like a fruit beer than a pale ale, with definite apricot-citrus overtones. Overall, a decent beer that I wouldn’t want to drink too much of.
molsonfan9000 (59) - geneva, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is really sweet and fruity. Pours an almost pink. No head to speak of or lacing for that matter. Tastes alot like the smell, peachy and slightly hoppy but not overwhelming on either note. Dry mouthfeel. Good beer.
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am not a fan of fruit beers, but I have always really enjoyed #9. A great session beer, available all over (at least near me).
Pours a orange/brown with a moderate head that dissipates quickly.
Smell of malt, and apricot extract. It is a nice balanced mixture of aromas.
Taste is a solid pale ale with a hint of apricot that is well in balance. I think most fruit beer have difficulty wiht this balance, I like that #9 is a beer first, with a hint of apricot.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability are solid for a session beer. I like these in the summer on the patio at the bar.
brp10 (59) - USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a very unique pale ale. a bit fruity, but not quite. very different than all others.
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber pour with a thin off white head. Subtle hops flavor over powered by caramel and peaches. I hated this beer. I tried to finished it but it just was not my kind of beer. Too much flavor and not balanced well.
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Good but I could only have one before the peach drowned out all else. Good with Guinness as a Black and Tan.
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had a 1oz sampler at GABF. This was an amazing event this year. Well worth the trip to Denver. Thanks for the condom at the event. I quote "if you knew what we paid for those things you wouldn’t trust them."....NICE....
Lets just say about this beer. Why? Why did I feel compeled to try this beer? Why did they make this beer?
see through yellow
fruit smell rolling through.
Apricot taste but burnt a little.
The burnt leaves a nasty after taste.
I headed for water after this beer.
Sorry guys just not my beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Touche (57) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my favorite brew from magic hat. Smells sweet and fruity. Light color with a small head that goes away fast. This is light, refreshing, and fruity/sweet taste. The flavor dissapears quick, Great beer to drink on a hot day in the shade.
glider (57) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting blend of sweetness + hops. The flavor and pull of the brew was fascinating - it may be the hype but it is a mysterious beer.
Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tasty beer that goes along with all the other magic hat beers. this is the most popular of the magc hat line, although it does have a weird taste.