ALavery03 (16) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Magic Hat #9 is good for sitting at a bar with some good people or in the backyard having a barbecue. It’s not the best beer in the world, but it’s tasty and refreshing. Pours orange, aromas of apricot and malts, subtle apricot flavor and a hint of bitter on the finish. I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it, but would definitely drink it it was available.
Last had it on tap at Big City in Allston, MA.
burkyburk (16) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I smelled and tasted apricot. A very refreshing beer to say the least. Nothing amazing, but good.
Beckerboy (16) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchaed a keg of this. My wife loved it and so did her friends. I thought is was okay. The mild apricot flavor is not really my thing. It is very refreshing and is a well made beer for it’s style. Nice head and aroma.
bloodnok (15) - USA - NOV 12, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
far too fruity, nasty in fact. was hoping that a beer that hinted at being a pale ale would be nice and bitter not sweet and fruity. tasted of raspberries, something that i like on its own but not in my brews. won’t do this one again ...
drb99 (15) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoy fruit beers, but the flavor of this one didn’t adequately mask the medium-high alcohol content. There’s certainly a bet of ethanol aftertaste, which is a drawback for me. Drinking beer shouldn’t at all taste like doing shots in my book.
aceboxer (15) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is murky gold, nose is very strong, flavor is distinctive, fruity essence with a distinct flavor, finish is much more subtle than taste for a nice well rounded beer.
intouch (15) - Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cute packinging hides a really shitty beer. I am baffled by the positive reviews. A bunch of beer snobs?
pierogy (15) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good ale with formidable flavor on its own. The hints of apricot do not interfere with the ale flavor. Very smooth taste and finish. Has a much thicker body than Pyramid Apricot - a comparable, yet inferior beer. Great packaging adds to overall feel.
tmike1313 (15) - USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap in NY - Rich gold color, with a thin white head. Aroma is apricot, with a slight apricot taste that fades nicely. The maltiness of this beer leaves an awesome crispness in your mouth. Overall, nicely done.
Djanvk (15) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It has a nice orange like color to it. The taste was very plain to me, I thought there was going to be more of a Apricot flavor to it, but it was just a hint of apricot flavor in the aftertaste. Overall a very plain tasting but drinkable beer.