dtblaser (42) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good beer. Some fruit smell, fresh bread. Pours golden and cloudy. Easy to drink, yet with a dryness balanced by complex hops. This beer is complex, well rounded, and a good selection any time of the year on any occasion; the go to and steady beer if you do not know drinking prefrences.
BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Wild Wings. Poured a dark orange with an average size head. The smell was very fruity and so was the taste. There was a good amount of sweet citrus as well as a little bit of spice.
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant light amber in appearance. White head diminishes fairly quickly. A light, thin body, but flavorful. There is a hint of fruit. Overall I find this to be a very refreshing beer.
JoeMurphy (41) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy this because it’s not like anything else I drink. A "gateway beer", perhaps, but gateway to a lot of things - the mix of fruit and hops is uncommon (except in my own homebrew, near as I can tell) and I enjoy standing with a foot in each world.
calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Average beer, all-around. Nothing to write home about. Fruity, but kind of stale. Little head. Tinny.
weharvie (40) - USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - not much to the aroma; almost dusty aroma
Appearance - dark golden color, nice and clear
Taste - unique tasting pale ale - dry first on the tongue, then a bit hoppy and finally a slightly sweet finish
Palate - tarte sharp on the tongue
Overall - an enjoyable unique pale ale.
TyRip (40) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little to no head, pours a shade darker than your crap domestics. Nothing great to look at, but has that apricot aroma that is inviting. This is a pretty light beer overall, with lively carbonation. The apricot flavor is just enough to add a great flair, and the finish is pretty quick and dry, with the perfect amount of hop bitter to keep it from being watery, but without leaving hop bitter as the only thing you can taste all night. A great tasting all around beer that I will definitely enjoy again.
nd1748 (40) - dundalk, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
got this draft in PA ok glad the apricot isn’t over done orange, clear, white foam,
Allie (40) - USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at a local place. The barman seemed to think it was a pumpkin beer, and I sampled it under the same delusion. It came with a small, bubbly head that sank quickly. The body was a clear pumpkiny yellow-orange, not a bad color at all I think and quite distinctive. The aroma was certainly on the sweet side, though I couldn’t tell you what the sweetness came from. The taste is complex, clear, and clean. It’s quite hoppy and bitter too, though pleasantly so, and there’s a rather sharp bite on the end. This beer seems to frustrate people, because it’s so hard to describe and categorize. I had the same difficulty, but I like it anyway. There are a lot of things going on in this beer, and I think Magic Hat deserves credit for creating such an unusual brew. It’s pretty good, too.
MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 this is a good all around beer. It has a nice little bit of apricot aroma as well as taste, but the fruit dosn’t overpower the beer. I like it from the tap or by the bottle