dcswirl (13) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice apricot flavor to start, finishes a tad bitter. Interesting, just not my taste.
Aleacolyte (13) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent Pale Ale. I absolutely love the apricot aftertaste. Could drink these all night.
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice ale with a hint of apricot. Light enough to get absolutely hammered, but strong enough that you don't want to. Excellent "anytime" beer.
NateDawg (12) - Arlington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I'm not a fruit beer fan, I'll state that up front...unless we're talking Krieks and lambics. Since Magic Hat thinks they're beyond cool (one of the guys used to be a graphic designer) and don't have to give the consumer any idea what it is that they're buying (the labels don't say this is a pale ale w/ apricot...it's all pseudo-hip, zen stuff), I was duped. The beer itself tasted OK as far as I could tell, but then the cloying aftertaste of apricots hit my tongue and I had to struggle to finish the bottle. The fact that I had had Thai for dinner didn't help. Once or twice since, I've given #9 another chance and have decided that it needs to be 86'ed.
trufflepig (12) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale ale - decent white head and looks like a blonde out of the bottle. Aroma is complex and a little confusing - no major hop aroma here but a little grape or pineapple like to the nose. First draw on the 1st bottle was not pleasant - earthy taste and after-taste was grassy. Tried a 2nd bottle the next day and the fruit flavors were there - apricot / peach overtones, no strong malt flavors but not unpleasant. Bit of a tang on the tongue from possibly the yeast or the carbonation. Light on the palate, quaffable - a good beer for summer time but not my favorite blonde. The fruit tastes are... different. Would drink again, but not overly impressed.
sar50 (12) - , Rhode Island, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at the Mews Tavern. No tthe first time I have had this beer and I continue to like it.
Color is pale orange/yellow and carbonation/bubbles are very inviting.
Smells of fresh apricots, though not overpoering
Taste is malty, fruity and sweet. Apricots are very present, but the backbone of the beer is not overmatched. Mild fruitiness and medium carbonation enables this beer to be highly sessionable.
Monroe1ato (12) - Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer that always seems unique; strange brew, with a mixed variety of flavors from hops to fruit that all seem to work well together. Pretty smooth with a light to medium body that goes down easy.
Iíve been drinking #9 for years and always find the overall flavor different and enjoyable.
_Z_ (12) - Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just not my kind of thing. Definitely a very interesting, funky blend. It seems to be the beer version of Lucky Number 6 (the male fragrance). Not that it tastes similar to the smell (hehe), but that itís flavors are equally difficult to describe and equally tries to come off as being elusive/mysterious.
Lots of citrus, a bit of a ginger-like bite to it, but the malt flavor isnít lost.
Hard to forget. Not disgusting at all, but not something I would ever buy 6 of.
beergirlvt (12) - - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, fruit (notably peaches), & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, fruit (notably apricot), caramel, and spice; Fairly well balanced; Pretty good overall.
Belchinggal (12) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good nose. Rich body and pour. Hoppy flavor with malt aftertaste. Overall a great beer.