TheBeerMaster (100) - Little Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright gold pour with a white head. Apricoty with some vanilla elements. Really good. The caps are cool too.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/16/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of apricot, peach, plum, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of apricot, bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, peach, plum, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, peach, plum, honey, toasted biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of apricot, bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavor; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a very good fruited English pale ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of apricot, bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. The aromas were stronger on the apricot notes, but still had a good amount in the flavor; and the base English pale ale is very well done for the style. A very enjoyable offering.
Mr_Abner (261) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft (free hotel beer). Pours a lightly hazy golden with a two finger head. Some lacing coats the sides of the glass half way through. Aromas of flowery hops and citrus, some spices. Taste is unpleasant. Something really stale is prominent – is this wet cardboard? Wouldn’t know. Citrus fruit, some spices, far from crisp. Really don’t like the taste.
lbianchi66 (170) - FRANCE - NOV 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Robe orangée et légèrement opaque. Pas de mousse arômes de pêche, caramel, biscuit. Pêche et céréales en bouche, tartrique. Final sur le tartre et l’aigreur. Assez courte en bouche.
Une pale ale bizarre.
andrewje41 (1737) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 Oz can poured. Can’t make out the date on this can, but I don’t think it’s the freshest out there. Copper pour with a high fizz head. Big fruity aroma. Peachy? But not quite the peach flavor I know and love. Carb is high. Fruity grain finish. Hmmm. What kind of beer is this? Weird.
BeerMe555 (4) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Just OK - Not my kind of Beer. Has a very slight Wang to it - Subtle sweet Banana flavor.
trexibmer (47) - - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#9 is an apricot fruit ale. And a great one at that! If you have never had a fruit or vegetable flavored beer give this a go. If you like it then you try other flavors. #9 also has decent mouth feel and body and is somewhat bready or as some would say: funky.. You gotta admire Magic Hat for saying this is their flagship beer since it is a bit adventurous, but it does work rather well.
MRMedellin (227) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - OCT 12, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear orange beer with a standard head. Frutal aromas are perceived and when is tasted that impression is more clear, cranberry, lychee and apricot flavors come into as well as the malt flavors, but with a bad mix with the hop flavors. To be fair is something uncommon but too strange to be paired easily with food.
mfhennig (178) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear yellow, minimal head. Fruity aroma with a hint of spice. Texture is thin and watery. This will not set the standard for pale ales. Totally forgettable.
Raistlin (214) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Caramel, Citrus, Fruitiness, Apricots
Appearance: Amber, clear to hazy, white head
Taste: Heavy sweet, medium bitter
Palate: light body, slick texture, average carbonation, long bitter/apricot finish
Overall: Tastes like what I expect a Pale Ale with Apricots to taste like. Nothing crazy, but it’s a solid fruit ale. Nice clear and a bit fruity. I can see why it’s a gateway beer into other styles. It’s a bit too sweet for me and I’m not a fan of apricots, but it’s really not a bad beer.
Bkcaldwell (42) - - SEP 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty fruit beer. Easy to drink and overall enjoyable. Nothing that really stands out but would drink again if on the menu.