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
trexibmer (60) - - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#9 is an apricot fruit ale. And a great one at that! If you have never had a fruit or vegetable flavored beer give this a go. If you like it then you try other flavors. #9 also has decent mouth feel and body and is somewhat bready or as some would say: funky.. You gotta admire Magic Hat for saying this is their flagship beer since it is a bit adventurous, but it does work rather well.
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.
demondeacon09 (60) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank straight from 12 oz bottle. Unique fruity aroma. Taste was apricot with subtle citrus notes in the background. Medium carbonation. The palate wasn't bad but faded pretty quickly. Pretty good unique beer
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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.