elish99 (7) - springfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just a hint of fruity goodness. love it-mean it..
brodieman99 (7) - Ellicott City, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2001 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have fond memories of this beer because I got a keg of it for my high school graduation.
massurfer (7) - winter springs, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Since I live in Florida i have not been able to try many Magic Hat beers but when vactioning in Virginia i had the oppurtunity to try this one. This tops my list of fruit tasting beers with the hint of apricot. Great thirst quencher and perfect for after dinner. I just wish i could get my hands on some since i only got to try it once!! Is there anyone who has access to this willing to do a trade???
JMFS (6) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perhaps my initial impressions are frought with overly fond memories of the Brooer’s Tent at Bonnaroo, but I have found this offering to vary widely in bottled form. The latest batch, to which I attest was purchased in Pittsburgh and traveled overland back to Cleveland (thanks Whit), where it was quickly imbibed.
A quickly dissolved head punctuates the sweet fruity aroma. The apricot is distinctive, but not overbearing. It has an extremely smooth mouthfeel, which only improves through mid-bottle as it perceptibly warms.
Fond rememberances aside, this is a great moderately priced specialty style that I hope makes its way into Northern Ohio soon.
BonedrySaint (6) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have heard of wine snobs, but beer snobs? You guys, if it’s not an Imperial or some craft beer, it’s not good.
For those who like a good beer, #9 does the job. It’s a hate it or leave it taste, for sure, but it’s a quality brew.
There’s a decent aroma off the tap, and IF POURED RIGHT, a good head. I love how guys complain about a lack of head you blame the beer. The palate is light at first, then kicks in with a nice finish.
Excellent beer that stands out compared to other fruit beers.
Aaron19 (6) - montville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent! A great suprise for its friendly price. Hazy with a good initial taste and a better finish.
awharr02 (6) - USA - DEC 30, 2008 does not count
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
The best thing about this brew is it’s color. Pretty hard pour into a tulip glass and not much of a head and what was there didn’t last. Thin mouthfeel, flavor and aroma of apricots, which i didn’t particularly like. Not enough hops for my taste
smith28 (6) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 2, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is not a typical American Pale Ale but goes down easy and is perfect for a summer day. You can smell and taste pear on the nose and palate, and the finish is enjoyable. It’s easy to drink and not heavy, perfect for a lazy Saturday late afternoon.
Slush99 (6) - USA - MAR 9, 2002 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It was ok for a change of pace. Definatley not a favorite beer, more of a novelty
Bigbutch10 (6) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2005 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The essence of this beer is directly in its name. I have very little clue why I like this beer that it might possibly be magical. It has a refreshingly fruity taste with a bold accent of a pure pale ale. Its mysterious and impossible to get in my area, but everytime I am in Brooklyn it is my #1 choice.