jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fuity beers are not always my thing but No.9 is really good it just has a subtle fruit flavor under what is otherwise a english style mild ale. It has a good color and hop complexity and pours a nice amber hue I wish we could it more easily here in the west but I always have a few when I go visit the fam in NY.
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not sure why it seems so hip to hate this beer. It pours a nice apricot color, smells like dried apricots and the flavor is a great balance of apricot and subtle yeast. The mouthfeel is refreshing and the finish is quick and dry. Really, it’s a pretty nice beer.
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours a nice golden yellow, looks like a light beer. Very little head, dissipates quickly. Has an undertone of citrus fruit. The bottle says on the label, "not quite pale ale" I would have to agree. Does not contain the strong citrus or hops of an APA, but does have some under tones that are similar to one. I think this is a great introduction into APA’s. I would buy this again.
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fruity and hoppy... interesting taste, took a little while to adjust. I liked it.
MtStateBeer (84) - Hurricane, West Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orange/amber color with average head. Smelled of hops, a little pine/citrus. Tasted the same, sweet with a light to medium body.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of Magic Hat’s most popular, I didn’t really care for it that much. Its a fruity beer, and has kind of a weird taste to it. I didn’t find it all that refreshing either. Has a nice looking color to it, so at least it looks nice.
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Beer came with a small cream colored head. Apricot aromas and some slight hop background. Has a apricot and malt sweetness to the flavor. Very light hop. Some soapy ness in the finish. An average beer.
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PhatCatt (83) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2016
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2016 Yes, it is not "not quite pale" but still drinkable. Roasty malts, holiday baking dough, pineapple, and ends with a nice floral tone. Overall good, but too ’dark’.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apricot, Apricot, Apricot oh how you taste look and smell. I’m not sure why your named nine but your a little flat but a suitable salut for the summer. If you like a little more fruit in your flute than #9 is a magic hat, but I’m straying away from this style.
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer brought back from Vermont for me. Nice peachy color, light, but full of flavor.