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.
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
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle...lots of apricot, mild yeastiness followed by hoppy zest. Decent length, finishing with similar fruit character in nose. Refreshing, easy drinking ale.
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Magic Hat is one of my favorite brewing companies. This is their signature beer and a good choice. A very enjoyable beer to drink.
sirsirus (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight apricot flavors, medium carbonation, cloudy colouring, a bit of body and quite appropriately named. Fresh, juicy, crisp and refreshing. In its class/price range a good bargin.
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.