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RATINGS: 2165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Apricot flavouring
A Beer Cloaked in Secrecy An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A beer brewed clandestinely and given a name whose meaning is never revealed. Why #9? Why, indeed. A sort of dry, crisp, fruity, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because thereís never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
(Bottle) Must have got a bad bottle? Strange aroma... hops but some odd Hawaiian Punch additive. Pours copper with dissipated white head. Finishes dry. Average.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Not too impressed with this one. Tasted like a pale ale with a slight hint of apricots. Some apricots in the nose. Overall not too much goin on here.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
I think they call this their IPA. Very bland and average. Itís like the lite beer of craft beers. Iím glad I didnít pay for it, the magic hat rep did.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LinusStick (2901) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2007
This was an oddity. I think I got a bad bottle because I tasted no fruit. There was some wheatiness to it as well as some malt and hops. The pour was a clear orange with no head. Put this beer back in the magic hat and make it disappear.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2007
[Tap, February 2007] Hazy yellow pour with small head. Aroma is floral. Flavor is heavily floral, very slight citrus. Altogether unrefined taste. Finish is bitter but not so much in the hop sense.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Draft. Aroma: Light citrus, biscuit malt, and floral hops. Appearance: Medium golden in color and clear. Off-white head was medium sized and frothy. Decent lacing. Flavor: Biscuity malt, apricot, light citrus, and floral hops. Low bitterness. Fairly clean finish. Palate: Medium-low bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: ZZzzzzz. Nothing of interest in this beer at all. Neither bad nor good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Crystal clear orange/gold with a disappearing white cap. Aroma of apricot and a faint crisp graininess. Same flavor- apricot, grainy malt, and crisp hops- none of it intense. Medium/light body, balaced carbonation. Poundable, but not much to it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Pretty bland and unexciting, but still drinkable. Not much "fruitiness" picked out. Itís like somebody slammed a lemon and orange together and popped a little of itís essence in the beer. I could see this as a good summer session beer for some, but this wasnít anything Iíd purposely go out of my way for. (Bottle Pour 7/3/2007)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Draft. Pours orange-amber with a thin white head. Apricot puree aroma. Apricot candy flavor, with some mild hops in the background. Flavors seem fake. Nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Golden color with a little bit of white head. Strong malty aroma with a little hint of hay. Watery flavor. A bit of metallic hops, and and overtone of straw or malt. Not much to it.


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