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.
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.
JonLaRue (58) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mute of fruit and light of bread. Appearance is typical. Taste is hard to capture. Best explanation is a American Pale ale that has had its hops replaced with fruit and aromatics. The taste of pale fruit & aromatics is the theme here. This brew leaves scents of rose that lingers long on the tongue. Its an interesting experience not sure if I like it or not. Its not my favorite beer by any means but its not bad.
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.
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.