johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 A refreshing summer favorite of mine, though an old bottle or keg can really make it unremarkable. Toasty malt mixes with a sweet apricot flavor that would probably be complimented by more of a hop profile. Sometimes finishes a bit stale. Nevertheless, a nice cold #9 really hits the spot on a hot summer day. Loddeer (171) - USA - NOV 1, 2004
I have had this a few times, and have been pleasantly surprsed. For a fruit beer it does not come across too sweet, has a nice transition from start to finish. Out of the Magic Hat beers I have tried, I believe this one is one of their better offerings. krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2004
orange koolaid with a head-- that’s how it looks, tiger-orange but oh so thin. this poor tiger might need life-support. the head, like cheap carpeting, wears down to the floor way too soon. very fruity aroma suggests some character, but it’s more fruit than solid body. it’s like the peach resin-soaked cotton coveralls of an orchard worker, that is: chewing gum fruitiness mixed with dry muslin fibers. soft bristles of carbonation don’t impede the well-irrigated dried orange peel flavor, moderate sweetness and bitterness, sod grass malts, and a finish like citrus-flavored envelope glue. the combination of lots of inoffensive cool water and clarion apricot-lemon cough drop flavoring makes for a very mild and ostensibly sincere refreshment. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle pours slightly hazy golden, small white milk froth like head, lively carbonation, with so-so lacing. Slight grainy/cereal like aroma, with hints of gooseberries. Forwardly matly, some cereal, with a soft floral and fruity like flavor. Decent body, medium mouthfeel. Finishes slightly sweet, crisp, with what I think to be gooseberry, currant, and maybe some raspberry. Not bad. Thanks goes out to jah noth for the trade! IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2004
On tap at the RPI Pub Clubhouse. Pale red in color with almost no head. The aroma is very slight and difficult to distinguish. The taste however is quite refreshing. Notes of a pale ale come through, with a hoppy character. Also prevalent is a smooth yet hard-to-identify fruit flavor. A decent drink.
richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Interesting almost orange color with a lite white head. Definite fruit flavor and odor, but hard to pick exactly what it is. Nice taste with a very smooth body, and virtually no aftertaste. If you are into fruit beers, this should be on your list. PatMac (17) - Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Definite aroma of fruit but also dry like a pale ale. I think it tastes better on tap in Vermont obviously. I bought a 9 pack and felt a little cheated when it cost as much as a 12. This is a good tasting beer that is well received at cookouts etc. Don’t hand one to a Bud drinker, you’ll find it abandoned somewhere. agulsrud (11) - USA - OCT 12, 2004
Very fruity beer. Good mix of flavors, hard to pick out an individual flavor. Might be overstated. Great initial taste though. After taste is a little tainted. DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Very simple, yet balanced enough that I enjoyed drinking this. It pours a slightly cloudy ambery orange color with a thin white head which dissipated almost immediately yet left a slight lacing on my glass. Aroma of apricots, mandarins, grapefruit peel, malts, sugar candy and nectarines...very sweet to say the least. Perhaps a slight honey quality as well. The flavor is light and ends incredibly dry. Big malty flavor with a mandarin/nectar and slight honey finish. Sugar coated tongue finish, very sweet and appealing. Good mouthfeel, actively carbonated with a sweet honey aftertaste that was nicely long lasting. A very surprising beer that I’d enjoy having a sixer of on hand! dwyerpg (6496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2017 Had a few more times since 2004, liking it less each time. Originally a 4.0 Smells just like apricots, with a little peach aroma as well. Has an apricot flavor as well, but it is not overwhelming and therefore tolerable. A smooth finish that is not overwhelming as well. I thought i’d be against fruit beers, but this one i’d definitely get again. A rather dry finish is the only downside.