RATINGS: 2244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 there’s never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shoc (4) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2006 does not count
Had it in bottle and on tap. Always prefer it bottled. Sweet, almost smokey and full bodied. Full of fresh summer fruit flavors. More than just apricots. This is a remarkable ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mxpx54981 (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006 does not count
Good summer beer. On tap all over state college, pa (the greatest place in the world). Had a few over Arts Fest ’06

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
massurfer (7) - winter springs, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2006 does not count
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???

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 7.8.06 - This is a decent pale ale with sublime apricot flavor. Excellent beer to enjoy after dinner on a warm summer day. Thanks Derek! 10.26.07 - cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear egg yolk color with a small frothy ivory head. Aroma is of light, sweet malts and apricot with notes of flowers and caramel. Taste is of nice malts, subtle hops, apricot and caramel. Light to medium bodied and smooth with ample carbonation. Ending is clean, light, refreshing and sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Not the most drinkable Magic Hat that I had. Like to try it again, might have had a bad batch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cody10911 (3) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2006 does not count
tastes of apricot. my favorite magic hat. Simple and good taste. Good for any occasion

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ghawener (1592) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle: Impossible to describe!? There are at least 477 ratings that say otherwise. Overall: plain, simple, some fruity taste. That´s it.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2006
From a bottle hauled back from Boston on a recent trip.

Pours light orange with a moderate white head. The aroma is rather intriguing - mild grassy hops and apricot sorbet. But the flavor and palate comes up far short - wow is this a thin, mild beer compared to what I had expected. Imagine a watery golden ale mixed with decaf apricot tea. Not much more to say here, though I guess it would go down alright on a really hot summer’s day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Re-rate: Numerous exposures have increased my appreciation. Better on tap than in bottle, really opens up a bit more. Bottle at 99 Steakhouse (a surprise in and of itself,) notched August. Amber, shades of orange on pour, small quickly-dissipating head. Aroma is lightly of apricot. Not overpoweringly heavy, fits the description of ’not quite pale ale’. Taste is moderately hoppy with that hint of apricot. Recommended. Pretty common here in the Northeast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 this is a good all around beer. It has a nice little bit of apricot aroma as well as taste, but the fruit dosn’t overpower the beer. I like it from the tap or by the bottle


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